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Old 03-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Can you sex my Apisto?

Can you sex my new Apisto, or is it too young?

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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The flash is too bright to really see anything...what species is it? apistogramma cacatuoides 'white gold'?
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:39 AM   #3
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It was sold to me as Apisto cacatuoides "Orange."
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:50 AM   #4
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Try to get some clearer pics if you can
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:20 AM   #5
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Looks like a little female to me.

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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This is my female double orange

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Old 03-18-2014, 02:00 AM   #7
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Here is another pic--still not real clear, I know. She's hard to photograph! The flash is sporadic as well. I've gotten about 6 votes for female now.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:02 AM   #8
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I think it's a female for sure! Just not a double orange, my Lfs just got some in that look like yours, only thing is they do not know exactly what kind it is.. They have it labeled as "???? Apisto cac"
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:54 PM   #9
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It's an apistogramma cacatuoides "orange gold". A color morph of a regular cacatuoides, just like reds, double/triple/super reds, orange flash, double orange, etc etc. And yes, appears to be female
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I'm guessing that fish is just barely an inch long, if so it is almost impossible to sex especially with the white gold/orange gold strain since there is a total lack of color and markings at such a small size

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:57 AM   #11
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I'm guessing that fish is just barely an inch long, if so it is almost impossible to sex especially with the white gold/orange gold strain since there is a total lack of color and markings at such a small size Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
I'm going to disagree, I'm pretty confident you can sex some apisto's just by facial structure and body shape, I think I have my fry sexed and they're only 3/8"-1/2"...
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Good luck with sexing at that size my 20+ years with S.A. dwarves says it is not possible
Juveniles all look the same until they start to mature which is over an inch in length
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Good luck with sexing at that size my 20+ years with S.A. dwarves says it is not possible Juveniles all loom the same until they start to mature which is over an inch in length Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
haha I regretted that post, I checked your profile afterwards, I'm going to post pics later!! You could tell me if I'm stupid/crazy/hoping??? I guess when you want atleast a couple females your brain plats tricks on you???
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Here is a good example this is A. Allpahauyo it is barely over an inch long and most would say it is female, but it is male, the pair spawned last week

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It's even got the vent mound going on... I'd call it female for sure...
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Lol he had emptied his gut prior to me getting the photo so it's plays a bit of a trick on the eye

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:41 AM   #17
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Tricky tricky... Must have been a good feed
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