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Sexing question for Apistogramma cacatuoides
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Naps32
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)8:44    Post subject: Sexing question for Apistogramma cacatuoides Reply with quote

Greetings to all members,

Firstly well done to Marcos Avila and his team, I have been gaining useful information for some years now from your site and have decided to finally join. I have been in the hobby now for 18 years.

I hope you can help me with this question regarding Apistogramma cacatuoides.
I have set up my third tank to breed these little guys, I ordered Double Reds from my LFS who have insisted that the supplier provided 3 females and 1 male as I requested. In all my years of fish keeping I have never kept Apistogramma cacatuoides, so forgive me if my question seems ignorant.

At what size can the Apistogramma cacatuoides (Double Red) be accurately sexed? Mine are about 3cm long, and they all seem like males.

Advise from any members who know about Cacatuoides would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Justin
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)10:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually advise anyone buying juvenile apistos to choose all females as the chances are at least one will turn out to be a male Wink

If your's look like males they probably are but what criteria are you using?
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)15:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello diademhill and thanks for your reply,

The criteria I am using is based on the usual differences between males and females, e.g my apistos have very colourful features dorsal, tail fins etc, and they all seem to have long membranes being the first 3 to 4 spines spikes are much longer.

I will try and take some photos of them once I work out how to upload. Confused

Once again thanks for your advise.

Justin
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PostPosted: 2011.02.08(Tue)6:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again I have attached the pictures of each of my four Apisto's, hope this makes it easier.

Much appreciated.







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So are they all males as I suspected??

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PostPosted: 2011.02.08(Tue)7:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undoubtedly males.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.08(Tue)7:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help diademhill, looks like I'll be calling the LFS tomorrow or maybe another and order 3 females.

Once again thanks for your help mate.
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