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Old 12-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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Is this a female apisto viejita or male?

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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Also seen her be yellow!


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Looks like a female macmasteri in my opinion.
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Looks like a female macmasteri in my opinion.
+1. True apisto Viejitas are pretty rare at this point, they'd have to be wc. The macs are much much more common. And yes. That is just parroted info.. but!! Parroted from the best

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And they don't seem to like eachother much...which is why I thought it wAs a male Click image for larger version

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Old 12-22-2014, 08:31 AM   #7
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+1. True apisto Viejitas are pretty rare at this point, they'd have to be wc. The macs are much much more common. And yes. That is just parroted info.. but!! Parroted from the best

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You are correct, the real vejita are rarely imported, even Europe and Asia rarely get them. There are a few people in the states keeping and breeding them, but so far they are keeping a tight grip on them.


Op your fish is definitely a macmasteri and it looks like cf. red shoulder.

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So do I have a male and female then?
Do they need more than 1 female?


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So do I have a male and female then?
Do they need more than 1 female?


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It's a male, 1 female is fine

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Subdominant males will take on female pattern and color to ward off any aggression from the male.

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