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Male or female Fire Red?

aartorias

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Hello all! I recently ordered online a male/female pair of Apistogramma agassizii Double Red. However, while I did receive a male Double Red, the other one is a Fire Red! Unfortunately at this point, I'm not sure if the other one is a male or female (if you can believe it, I can't quite trust what the seller sent me anymore haha)

I tried to take a bunch of pictures to show finnage but they're a little flighty once they see the phone come out.

They're currently in a 20g long. What I REALLY need to know is if I have to set up another 20g? If I have to, I will. I just want to give these guys the best life they can live.

Let me know if you need more pictures. Or if it's just not possible at this point.

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ConnersFish

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Would you be willing to message me where you actually ordered those from? I have been on the hunt for some fire reds and would love to give it a shot even though it might be rolling the dice for what I receive lol
 

anewbie

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In most cases you can keep two males in a 20 long if there is no female. If you add a female and the 2nd one turns out to be a male (not sure if it is male or female); then you will likely need a 2nd tank. I did manage to keep two males hongsloi with females in a 29 but they grew up together as fry and it was an uncomfortable environment for the 2nd male.
 

aartorias

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In most cases you can keep two males in a 20 long if there is no female. If you add a female and the 2nd one turns out to be a male (not sure if it is male or female); then you will likely need a 2nd tank. I did manage to keep two males hongsloi with females in a 29 but they grew up together as fry and it was an uncomfortable environment for the 2nd male.
Thanks for the input. She turned out to be female because they immediately started spawning like, the next day. They're currently still living together.
 

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Apistomaster wrote on anewbie's profile.
I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
I've always had good experiences buying from them on line.
Hallo,
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.
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