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ID this apisto?

Small Fry

New Member
Hi All -

New to this forum and relatively new to keeping apistogrammas, but long-time aquarist. Recently saw this fish in an LFS labeled as A. agassizii. The rest of the tank was full of a. agassizii, but the clerk didn't know what it was or how it got in the shipment of the agassizii. He sold it to me for the same price, however. It's clearly a juvenile, but I'm not sure what it could be. Not quite an inch long. I have it in a community tank and it seems to be thriving. Any idea what it could be?

Thanks,
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dw1305

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Hi all,
I'm not very good at ID, but it looks to be in the Apistogramma resticulosa complex area. A."Steel-Blue" or A. "Wagenflecken"? @Mike Wise is your best bet for a definitive ID.

cheers Darrel
 

Small Fry

New Member
Darrel and Mike -

Thanks so much for this. I really appreciate the quick response! Not familiar with this species at all, but a quick google search confirms your ID, I think. Not sure what I'll do with him or how to find another, but he's a nice little fish.

Cheers,

Alan
 

dw1305

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Hi all,
Darrel and Mike -

Thanks so much for this. I really appreciate the quick response! Not familiar with this species at all, but a quick google search confirms your ID, I think. Not sure what I'll do with him or how to find another, but he's a nice little fish.

Cheers,

Alan
It is often difficult to find females. My guess is yours is a male based on the head patterning.

cheers Darrel
 

DwarfCichlidLvr

New Member
Females and males usually look very similar when not in breeding dress. However yours does look male.
While females are still relatively rare they are more common not than they were in the past.
 
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