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Planton

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Hello everyone. I have kept fish for years and finally have decided to dive into Apistos. I picked up a pair of Macateri today but I think my female is a male. If I could get some input that would be great.
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Frank Hättich

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Hello everyone. I have kept fish for years and finally have decided to dive into Apistos. I picked up a pair of Macateri today but I think my female is a male. If I could get some input that would be great.
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I can't see or open the picture, please post it again.
 

Frank Hättich

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If "Macateri" is supposed to mean macmasteri, your fish is most likely a different species. To me it looks more like A. hongsloi. About the sex I can't say much based on this photo. What size is this fish?
 

Frank Hättich

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I thought males where bigger than females.
If it's a subdominant male it can hide it's male features for some time/up to some size, but according to my experience not up to a size of 2 inch, i.e. if it were a 2 inch male, it would look more male-like.
 

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