Male Or Female Apistogramma

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Clancey, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Clancey

    ClanceyNew MemberMember

    Hi again yall. Recently purchased this "female apistogramma agassizii double red." It was sold to me as a female. Is it a female. And is this the correct species of apistogramma? I uploaded a picture of the Male and a picture of the female.
     

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  2. SaltyPhone

    SaltyPhoneWell Known MemberMember

    Top looks like a female agssizii. She looks like maybe orange flash variety.
     
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Well, it does appear to be agassizi of the aquarium bred super Red strain. (Double Red is a strain of Cockatoo.) The second photo looks like a young male, but these aquarium strains have a problem with females taking on male characteristics. First photo looks more female, except that it doesn't have the black ventrals I would expect to see. Call it "indeterminate".

    @SaltyPhone Orange Flash is a variety of cacatuoides, not aggies.
     
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    Clancey

    ClanceyNew MemberMember

    I have some better pictures of her now
     

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  5. OP
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    Clancey

    ClanceyNew MemberMember

    Here is another picture of the Male if that helps with the identity
     

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  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    I'd say that's a pair. Good luck!
     
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    Clancey

    ClanceyNew MemberMember

    Ok also the female flairs up a lot and changes from a dirty yellow to a more bright yellow. And the Male is quit aggressive towards her especially during feeding time. Are they getting along?
     
  8. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    If he's not beating on her, they're getting along. When she gets brighter yellow, that suggests that she is interested in breeding.
     
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    Clancey

    ClanceyNew MemberMember

    Ok cool didnt know that
     
  10. DioAquatics

    DioAquaticsFishlore VIPMember

    Agreed with above post about the male being aggressive to her. Her being bright yellow is her breeding dress and she's ready to spawn. Her flaring at the male is her trying to get him to bred with her.
     
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