Viejita Apisto (Apistogramma viejita)

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Viejita Apisto

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Viejita Apisto

Apistogramma viejita

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 6.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

1-5 °d

1:3-4 M:F

Omnivore
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cichlidae






Origin

Amazon river/Orinoco River Basin /Upper Meta River Basin, South America

Sexing

Viejita Apisto lays their eggs in caves, on roots or on the leaves. The female lays a smallish number of eggs. The female guards the eggs and the fry while the male guards his territory which may contain several females with fry.
The male Viejita Apisto exhibits longer anterior dorsal membrane. The anal fin of males are elongated while the female's anal fin are usually rounded. The ventral fins of matured males are longer than female's. Mature females exhibit a yellowish belly.

Tank compatibility

Best kept with other small peaceful fishes.

Diet

Accepts flake foods, but requires frozen and live food to breed.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Best kept in a densely planted aquarium with a lot of hiding places among rocks and roots, with some areas left open. Viejita Apisto is best kept in a "harem" group with 3-4 females for every male.

Behaviour

Semi-Aggresive

Identification

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