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Viejita Apisto


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Viejita Apisto - Apistogramma viejita

Species name: Apistogramma viejita

Synonym: Apistogramma viejita

Common name: Viejita

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon river, South America

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Apistogramma viejita (Viejita) are best kept with other small peacefull fishes.

Water parameters: Temperature 23-28°C / 73-82°F; pH 5.5 – 6.5

Aquarium setup: Apistogramma viejita (Viejita) is best kept in a densely planted aquarium with a lot of hiding places among roots and rocks. Apistogramma viejita (Viejita) is best kept in harem groups with 3-4 females for every male. Leave some areas open.

Feeding: Apistogramma viejita (Viejita) accept flake food requires frozen and living food to breed.

Breeding: Apistogramma viejita (Viejita) lays their eggs in caves, on roots or on the leaf of a plant. The female lays a smaller number of eggs. The female guards the eggs and the fry while the male guards his territory which may contain several females with fry.

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