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Real A. Viejita

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by AmirA, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. AmirA

    AmirA Member

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    Hello guys.
    I bought a group of apistos, sold as Apistogramma Viejita Wild caught. Is this the real Viejita?
    (same fish on both pictures)
    IMG_20190917_201912.jpg IMG_20190917_201926.jpg
  2. AmirA

    AmirA Member

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    And male number two IMG_20190917_210628.jpg
  3. AmirA

    AmirA Member

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    And one more picture from male number 1. IMG_20190917_203239.jpg
  4. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The fish in the 1st photos might be A. viejita, but I can't be positive. The fish in the photos is shown too small and doesn't show diagnostic features well. My guess is that it is a population of A. macmaster, but like I wrote I can't be positive one way or the other. Fish #2 is definitely not A. viejita. It shows all the markings of A. hongsloi or a closely related species in the hongsloi-complex.
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  5. AmirA

    AmirA Member

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    Thanks for the answer Mike. I'll take more pictures from the first fish in the coming days
  6. AmirA

    AmirA Member

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    I don't know if these pictures makes it easier to identify them.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks like a mac to me.