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Most metallic blue Apistogramma

apisto2024

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Hello! Im sure there are countless strains out there. Just wondering which Apistogramma has the most blue body coloration? Came upon the agassizii "Blue Flame" variant and Im in love with the red fins and the patternless blue body color. Are there any other strains that are more blue yet?
 

Apistoguy52

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Sp steel blue, and A. borellii can both be pretty spectacular. Sorry, no pic of the steel blue as I’ve not kept it.
 

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MacZ

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A. borellii can both be pretty spectacular. Sorry, no pic of the steel blue as I’ve not kept it.
Does it have to be Apistogramma? Male Nannacara anomala have an awesome metallic look.
And in contrast to the domestic A. agassizii "Blue Flame" and sp. "Steel Blue", the A. borellii and Nannacara can still communicate with their conspecifics.

The breeds have too many downsides in my opinion.
 

anewbie

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I own nannacara amolae for years and have one right now but i would not call it metallic blue - at least not in the same sense that a borelli might be. borelli colour seems to range from yellow, light blue to dark blue. However if express crudely i would call borelli a dummy and amolae genius in terms or range of behavior under unusual situations.
 

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Isn't there an apistogramma inka that is very blue almost as dark as the ortegai above ?
 

MacZ

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I didn't find my nijsseni very deep in blue colouring: mind you he was a beautiful fish; i just wouldn't have called him deep blue.
Put that fish in a tank with lower lights and darker background and it would show a stronger blue. Especially cichlids adapt their colours to their environment. Darker environment, darker colours and reflective scales become much better visible, lighter environment and the colours become washed out.
 

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