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Can anyone help to identify this fish? I'm sure it is a cichlid but I have no idea what species. Thanks
 

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If I'm not mistaken, that looks very much like an apistogramma. Hopefully, one of our apistogramma experts can give you the specific species of apisto.
 

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Hello Danie and Welcome to Fish Lore.

I hope you enjoy the site!
Ken
 

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lwelcome to fishlore!!!!
bolivianbaby said:
If I'm not mistaken, that looks very much like an apistogramma. Hopefully, one of our apistogramma experts can give you the specific species of apisto.
I agree BB your getting gooood on these kiddies!
 

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Welcome to Fishlore!

Beautiful fish there. Hope you ID it and really keep it It's absolute beauty!

Best of luck!
 

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Shawnie said:
lwelcome to fishlore!!!!
I agree BB your getting gooood on these kiddies!
Thanks, Shawnie I'm still addicted to cichlids, but any new cichlids have to fit in smaller tanks and do well with peaceful tankmates. Apistos fit the bill
 
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Thank you everyone for the help!
 

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So do you think it is the Apisto "steel blue" that I linked? I'm just curious because I've never seen that fish around here even though the article says it is common.
 
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Yep, I'm pretty sure you're correct. Looking at the picture and the video in the article they seem to be the same species. It says they can be aggressive but mine don't seem to be too aggressive-they are terrified of my red eye tetra. I don't think I'll be able to tell the gender of the fish, even looking at that guide it seems impossible unless they are breeding. That's strange, I haven't ever seen that fish around here either before now.
 

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The link that Harpua posted has some awesome information in it. It got me interested in species of apistos that I've never seen before.

I'm still fairly new to apistos, but if yours aren't aggressive, I wouldn't be concerned. A lot of fish are difficult to sex when they're not breeding.

I wish they were more available. They are beautiful fish!
 

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That is an absolutely gorgeous fish! Exactly what I'm looking for in my 30 gallon restocking!!! Gimme! Gimme!!!!! hoto:
 

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LyndaB said:
That is an absolutely gorgeous fish! Exactly what I'm looking for in my 30 gallon restocking!!! Gimme! Gimme!!!!! hoto:
If you find a store that has them in the states, I'm going to be saying "gimme, gimme!";D
 
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