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Re: Off topic: sexing Apistogramma
I have had triple red females express very light triple red pattern and the
females never got more than 1.25 inches long while the males were 3-4
One suggestion... don't feed them baby live brine shrimp .... the shrimp
look like apisto fry so one of two things have happened for me. The first
was that the female would eat the fry thinking it was shrimp. The second
happened with one female (she guarded the shrimp until they dies a few hours
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wolfgang Schickler" <killiwolf80908 at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 1:06 PM
Subject: Off topic: sexing Apistogramma
> I am sure most of us have not just exclusively
> Killies, and I can find someone on this list that
> is also experienced in breeding Apistogramma.
> (If you are not into Apistos just ignore this post)
> I just got some Apistogramma cacatuoides triple red
> through aquabid. I ordered a trio but I am afraid
> that the guy screwed me and sent 3 male. Before I
> complain about this, I would like to confirm my
> assumptions, especially since my experience with
> this species goes back over 20 years when triple
> red was not available.
> It is my understanding that the 3rd up to the 6th
> ray of the dorsal fin are extended in males.
> In addition, the upper and lower rays of the caudal
> fin are extended. Females typically do show now
> or very little coloration.
> Unfortunately the 'supposedly females' are still
> small (about one inch) and they might just not
> be fully developed young male, so at this point
> all I have is the coloration.
> My big question is: Has anybody seen A. caca tr.
> red females that show also the triple red pattern
> (red on caudal dorsal and anal fin) just like a
> fully developed male ?????
> Or should I be happy about extremely colorful
> females ???
> Since breeding 3 males is just a waste of valuable
> tank space, any help on this topic is greatly
> And, since this is off topic, consider sending
> your response directly to me....
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