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Recent content by Frank Hättich

  1. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma type identification

    Your photos are not very good for ID, but the coloration of the ventral fins is typical for the yellow form of A. allpahuayo. Moreover, A. allpahuayo is quite regularly sold under the wrong name "A. juruensis".
  2. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma Borellii or is it?..

    Do you mean these markings? If so, it's the dorsal spots (which sometimes can merge more or less into a continous dorsal band). They are found in all macmasteri-group species, e.g. see here: Description of the Apistogramma-macmasteri-Group
  3. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma Borellii or is it?..

    Your male is A. borellii but your females are not. They look like a macmasteri-group species. My guess would be A. hongsloi or something closely related.
  4. Frank Hättich

    Can apisto species in the same group cross breed ?

    I have heard of two cases where even species belonging to different lineages did cross breed.
  5. Frank Hättich

    Male or female

    One of the blue face markings mentioned by Mike is particularly important for sexing, the so called agassizii-lip-spot. It is located on the lower part of the upper lip of males. The fish in both of your photos show such a marking - especially the one in the second photo. Unfortunately, as a...
  6. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma hongsloi???

    It's Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis. It can be identified by the caudal spot that together with the lateral band forms a rotated "T" and by the number of anal fin spines 6-9 (instead of usually 3-4 in Apistogramma).
  7. Frank Hättich

    Please help identify apistogramma species

    It's A. macmasteri or something closely related (it's for sure not cacatuoides or agassizii).
  8. Frank Hättich

    Help with ID (apistogramma mendezi? paucisquamis?)

    My guess would be A. paucisquamis. Another less likely possibility would be A. (cf.) sp. Miua.
  9. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma iniridae?

    They look similar to males, but have a lower dorsal fin, less extended ventral fins and the soft parts of dorsal and anal fins are usually rounded rather than pointed or extended.
  10. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma iniridae?

    You are right, photo 3 & 4 is a male A. iniridae. 1 & 2 is a macmasteri-group species, but I'm not able to tell more precisely what it might be.
  11. Frank Hättich

    A. Viejita Sexing

    I’m not sure about the sex either (my guess would be female too) but about the species: it‘s A. macmasteri not A. viejita.
  12. Frank Hättich

    Apistogramma identification

    It's a macmasteri-subcomplex species and from what I can see, it can be A. macmasteri. But without information on the catch location, it's impossible to be sure.
  13. Frank Hättich

    Apisto ID

    You are almost right Aquaticloch, it's actually A. cf. eunotus (Schwanzstreifen/Tail-stripes).
  14. Frank Hättich

    Remineralizer For Distilled/RO Water

    Yes in my case it's mostly the high amounts of copper I want to avoid.
  15. Frank Hättich

    Remineralizer For Distilled/RO Water

    I use Preis-Discus-Minerals for some years now to adjust my deionized water to the desired EC/TDS. So far it seems to works very well.