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Some Apistogrammas from Peru...

Mazan

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One of the males today...
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rasmusW

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Beautiful fish.. the two fish in the pictures looks very alike (to me atleast) so i checked Toms site to see more pictures and sexual dimorphs.
The new pictures there looks amazing.

Anyway, good luck with them.

-r
 

Mazan

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Beautiful fish.. the two fish in the pictures looks very alike (to me atleast) so i checked Toms site to see more pictures and sexual dimorphs.
The new pictures there looks amazing.

Anyway, good luck with them.

-r
Thank you, that was concerning me a bit too, although the second one I posted is much smaller it looks similar to the males. I will see if I can get a photo of the other "female" tomorrow.
 

Mazan

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So this is the other supposed female. The black eye surround and stripe are much less pronounced on this individual than on the other small one, but could be a mood or condition thing?? (apologies for the not so clean glass!).

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And this is the "free gift"!

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anewbie

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I can't comment with intelligence on the sex thing and will leave that to the expert; but I am curious if the free gift was wild caught.
 

Mazan

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I can't comment with intelligence on the sex thing and will leave that to the expert; but I am curious if the free gift was wild caught.
Yes, it was wild , I am not sure if it came from Peru or Colombia, will have ask...
 

Frank Hättich

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As usual with new species, not many photos of females are available. However, to me the fish in your last Ladislao-photo looks like a male. The other small one might still be too small to sex, at least for my sexing skills. One thing I found by looking through my Ladislao photos that might be helpful to you: it seems that females always have yellow anal fin whereas males can also have blue ones... But as I said, this observation is based on very few photos!
 

Mazan

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Thanks, I just hope I don't end up with 4 males (it happened to me last time I got Apistogrammas...).
 

Frank Hättich

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In this video by Oliver Lukanus at 5:24 there seems to be a female (in the background) because there's also a smaller but way more masculine looking specimen also in the video:
Thanks for sharing!
Note that the Apisto in this video is A. sp. Amaya (aka A. sp. Ladislao 2, see here). They may turn out to be the same species as A. sp. Ladislao but they can also be different, so that it's important to keep them apart and be precise with naming. The same is true for another brand-new one called A. sp. Maca. Whether Mazan's fish are in fact what they were sold as, i.e. A. sp. Ladislao, will have to be seen. If the males will not develop any red markings on the head, they are more likely A. sp. Amaya (according to what we know at the moment).
 

Mazan

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In this video by Oliver Lukanus at 5:24 there seems to be a female (in the background) because there's also a smaller but way more masculine looking specimen also in the video:
Yes, thanks for this, really interesting video. It seems I should have put rocks their tank rather than wood! I might add some to make it more authentic... I wish I could have bought some of the pencilfish to go with them. But I have already spent too much on fish lately and they were $28 each...!

With the Apistogrammas I will just have to be patient and see how they turn out. At any rate they all seem to be healthy. The thin male no longer looks thin. But he is still the more dominant one and has appropriated a place in the centre front of the tank, and will not allow any of the others near. But he does not continue chasing them once they have left his space, which is demarcated by two logs. The other male is more tolerant of the smaller ones being near him. One of the small ones chases the other and the agassizii chases both of the small ones (I will probably move him soon). They are not at all shy and come to the front when they see me.
 

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Do you still have the F1 Ivanacara adoketa “red” from the Rio Icana, interested in getting 2 Pairs.
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I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
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