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DavidJ

New Member
Sorry for my ignorance but does that mean that it doesn't have a name like orange flash or double red?
 

DavidJ

New Member
The yellow one is the female. He said they are a breeding pair. Wonder if it's the same or different variance.
 

dw1305

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Hi all,
mean that it doesn't have a name like orange flash or double red?..........The yellow one is the female. He said they are a breeding pair. Wonder if it's the same or different variance.
Apistogramma agassizii are <"polychromatic">, it means that you get colour variations in the natural population, and that you may get differently coloured males from a single spawn. Also the name "A. agassizii" may describe a complex of similar species, rather than a single genetic identity.

You can get line bred colour forms (like the named varieties "Double Red" of Apistogramma cacatuoides) in A. agassizii. <"Fire Red"> would be the most common one, but I used to have a <"more normally coloured Czech bred fish"> that produced males that were all the same colour.

cheers Darrel
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
David, common names are just that - a name that some seller puts on a fish to either note where it was collected or even to make it sound exotic and thus more valuable. Many of these names are not 'set in stone'. Whether or not the pair are from the same population is hard to say. I personally can't see differences in females of most forms of A. agassizii - including A. sp. Tefé, which is a very different species.

I wouldn't worry about breeding them. I hope you try soon because the male looks old and frail (note the large head vs. skinny body).
 
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