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Need help with ID of Apistogramma

Boricorso

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Hello,
I was wondering if anyone could help me ID this guy. A few weeks ago I stumbled into this little fellow while buying some fish products. I was looking around with no ntention of getting anymore fish, when I saw it.
Tiny, barely any color in a tank with way to many Corydoras. I believe de LFS keepers didn’t even know he/she was there.
Anyways 3 weeks after it colored up a lot and Im hoping he/she can be identified.
To me it looks like a possible Atahualpa but was sold as either a double red Cacatuoides or Double Red Agassizii. They had no clue and were making it up as they went.
If Atahualpa I can re-home depending on sex. Otherwise it will be by itself (well in a community tank).
Thank you in advance. Any help with sex and Id is appreciated.
 

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Boricorso

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Thank you very much. Guess she will stay where she is at. Was really hoping Atahualpa. She is similar to the others but I do see some differences.
 

Boricorso

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I was wondering if I could get additional help. This was a late acquisition and an unexpected one none the less. Better planning next time.

I was wondering if I could keep this girl with either a male Panduro or male Agassizii. Not interested in any breeding. Not sure if they would cross breed.

Thing is I have two community tanks she could go in with either of the above mentioned. If I find a male Cacatuoides I could eventually rehome her to a future project tank.

Thanks in advance.
 

MacZ

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I'd not do it. The hormones might make the males still want to mate or chase her away, so there's a likelihood you make her run the gauntlet.
 

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