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What have I got?

Mazan

New Member
I was sold this about 3 weeks ago as A. macmasteri, wild from Colombia. He has grown and colored up since I got him. Doesn't it look more like A. cacatuoides??
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Mazan

New Member
That is what I was thinking... I don't really mind what species I have, it is my first time with Apistos, but I am now unsure what the other fish I have are. The shop already made one mistake. They had told me initially they were getting a few species in. Then they said that only the macmasteri had arrived. When I went to get them I was hoping to get a male and two females, but it was difficult to tell as they were young, I just checked to see they looked healthy and active, but the guy in the shop said he could tell the sexes apart and gave me what he thought were a trio. However, when I got them in my tank, I soon realized that one of the "females" was a male (I think) agassizi! I could not go back to the shop for a few days, meanwhile I got to quite like the agassizi so decided not to take hm back. When I went back to the shop I looked more carefully in the tank and saw just one other agassizi that I thought could possibly be a female. so I got it and another of the small "macmasteri" (as I thought at the time), to give myself more options. However, I now haven't a clue what the so-called "females" are, couldn't get very good photos yet but I'll post what I have...
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Mazan

New Member
Yes, thanks I am enjoying them, they are very confident especially considering they are wild caught. the cacatuoides and agassizi have established their own territories, the smaller fish get chased by both, but luckily the tank is quite large with plenty of hiding places. However its harder to get good photos of the smaller ones and I would like to know what species/sex they are....
 
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