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WC Apisrogramma atahualpa

kgazos

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the first two photos is supposed to be a male
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These two are supposed to be females
Is it possible to understand the gender or not yet?
 

rasmusW

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hmmmm... i'm by no means good at id'ing, but these don't look like atahualpas to me. Not sure what they are, though.
what size are these?

-r
 

kgazos

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hmmmm... i'm by no means good at id'ing, but these don't look like atahualpas to me. Not sure what they are, though.
what size are these?

They are approximately 5-6 cm. I will take better pictures after they colour up a bit I think it will help.
 

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The male looks a bit like a young A. hongsloi with the zick-zack lateral stripe.

The female swimming above the other has colour in the caudal that reminds a bit of A. macmasteri.
Thanks Frank, I was not sure about that.
 

kgazos

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Today they ate bloodworms and mosquito larvae. They acclimated well but I think they will look even better in 3-4 days.
 

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Glad you like them nonetheless.

I would probably give them back due to being sold as another species (and likely for a much higher price: A. atahualpa go here for 40€ (WC: 60€), A. macmasteri for 15€ each.).
 

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Glad you like them nonetheless.

I would probably give them back due to being sold as another species (and likely for a much higher price: A. atahualpa go here for 40€ (WC: 60€), A. macmasteri for 15€ each.).
Here in Greece they had them the same price 16€ (both WC) so thankfully there is not a problem with the money. I just wanted to keep wild apistogrammas and didn’t care much about which one. After I liked them so much I decided to get another pair or trio (WC) and put a divider in the tank (it’s a 55 gallon) on condition that they require the same parameters. When the LFS opens the preorder of wild fish I will chose those I want. Any recommendation? I had a look and liked baenschi, elizabethae, trifasciata but I will have a deeper look into it.
 

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I see. Good prices, then.

From the species you list I would then go for A. trifasciata. Baenschi and elizabethae are more on the blackwater-side, macmasteri and trifasciata more on the clearwater-side.
 

kgazos

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I see. Good prices, then.

From the species you list I would then go for A. trifasciata. Baenschi and elizabethae are more on the blackwater-side, macmasteri and trifasciata more on the clearwater-side.
That’s great. Thank you for your help, have a good day.
 

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You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure about the trifasciata (90% though). Anyway, search for "Apistogramm for harder water" here on the forum, there have been several species named with A. macmasteri.
Have a nice day, too. :)
 

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I agree with MacZ trifasciata have been bred and kept for so long because they can live in any water parameters (try not to test this). I think a pair of trifasciata would probably work the best in this case.
 

kgazos

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You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure about the trifasciata (90% though). Anyway, search for "Apistogramm for harder water" here on the forum, there have been several species named with A. macmasteri.
Have a nice day, too. :)
Yes I will have a look in older threads of the forum and thank you for the suggestion.
I agree with MacZ trifasciata have been bred and kept for so long because they can live in any water parameters (try not to test this). I think a pair of trifasciata would probably work the best in this case.
I am looking into wild caught ones so they match with those I have now but if they are hardier than other types of apistogrammas that can only be good.
 

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New update! I asked some experts on apistogrammas on Facebook and they told me that this is courting behaviour. Can anybody confirm it? After that he chased her.
 

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