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[Question] Is this a female of Apistogrmma panduro?

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Goongseu, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Goongseu

    Goongseu New Member

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    Hello..
    Last Week, a new pair of Apistogramma panduro came to my tank from trofical fish shop.
    But, I'm not sure this is a female of Api. panduro, because when I search online the Panduro female looks more yellow and quite different from the male.
    Now, the male in my tank is aggressive to the female.

    What do you think about the sex of this image of Panduro?
    I wonder there are some tip to relieve male's aggression.

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  2. Goongseu

    Goongseu New Member

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    Please see the attached images.
    Thank you.

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  3. DBlauj

    DBlauj Member

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    Tough to tell from the first two pictures but from the 3rd I'm guessing it's a male
  4. Goongseu

    Goongseu New Member

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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Most likely a female. The wide/bold black margins on the ventral fins (paired bottom fins) are usually a pretty good indicator of sex. Females have a lot of black on those fins and males have very little.
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  6. merlin

    merlin Member 5 Year Member

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    Is it panduro. Not got my books at hand. But it doesnt look right. My females dont show the blotch on the tail. Will check later.
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    merlin Member 5 Year Member

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    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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    To me it looks like Nijsseni
  9. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Doesn't look like nijsseni to me; most likely A. panduro & female.
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    wethumbs Active Member 5 Year Member

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    I think it is a female nijsseni. Picture of the male would help. Males are easier to tell apart.
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    merlin Member 5 Year Member

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    I read that the blotches on panduro are very variable. May explain why it doesnt look like mine.
  12. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    In addition to what merlin writes, A. nijsseni females don't show a cheek stripe. They normally show a black blotch on the gill cover.