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 ")




5.5 - 6.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

1-5 °d

1:3-4 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Best kept with other small peaceful fishes.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

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