Apistogramma viejita

Apistogramma viejita is a dwarf cichlid in the subfamily Geophaginae.

The Apistogramma viejita lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.5, dH range: 5 environment.

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. More

Apistogramma viejita male in the aquarium. Photo by Roland Kipper. determiner Mike Wise. Apistogramma viejita Kullander, 1979 - Curator: Mike Wise. Last updated on 16-Jan-2008. More

Apistogramma viejita comes from Colombia, east of Villavicencio, near Puerto Gaitan. There are so far three different colortypes of the fish, they are named Apistogramma viejita I, II and III. The fish on the photos is calledApistogramma viejita I. More

Apistogramma viejita spawn on bogwood, broad leafed plants, and in upturned clay pots. The female will guard the eggs and fry, while the male guards his territory. Several females can be kept with one male. More

Apistogramma viejita, the males are the peacock of the sexes and are typical of all Apistogramma and most dwarf cichlids. More

Common names

Punakääpiöahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Rødorange dværgcichlide in Danish (dansk)
Schwarzkehl-Zwergbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Viejita in Spanish (español)
維傑隱帶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
維傑隱帶麗魚 in Unknown
维杰隐带丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
维杰隐带丽鱼 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Apistogramma
Species : Apistogramma viejita
Authority : Kullander, 1979