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Apistogramma Viejita Dwarf Cichlid is a remarkable aquarium fish with outstanding colorul apperance. These amazing freshwater fish tyically are found living in slow-moving rivers and streams in South America. Viejitas are small, brightly colored freshwater fish with fun personallities. They prefer to stay in the aquarium that with abundant shelter and aquarium plants. Coburg Aquarium provides a comprehensive selection of Aquarium Plants, Aquarium Live Fish, Aquarium Supplies. Products will be shipped to your door safely.

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Features of Apistogramma Viejita:

  • Dinstinctive golden base with red markings, Males are bigger and more colorful than females. Males have spiky dorasl fin.
  • Apistogramma Viejita generally stay within the bottom half of the water and often sift the substrate for left over food.
  • It is better to keep in a ratio of one male with 3-4 females to control the harassement
  • In spawning conditions and during broodcare the female will adopt a bright yellow
  • Average Lifespan :5-10 years


The Best Aquarium Size for Apistogramma Viejita:

A pair or trio of Apistogramma Viejita can be kept within a tank size of 60 Litres. Tank size can vary greatly depending on how big or small the fish is and how many you plan to stock in the tank. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Apistogramma Viejitas can be kept with other small non aggressive fish. It is a peaceful one and will live in good harmony with other species. Avoid aggressive species as they might become targets due to their small size. Great tank mates include:

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Apistogramma Viejita Food :

Apistogramma's are omnivores and will happily eat a variety of food. A diet containing a variety of foods is recommended.They feed on plant-baed foods and meaty foods. In Coburg Aquarium online, we stock a variety high quality fish food for your choice.

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Apistogramma Viejitas Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Slow-moving waters would be consistent with their natural habitat. An efficient filtration system is absolutely necessary. Sponge filters and Hang On Filters are all good choices as they are cost effective and have low flow. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.

Here are some great ones to consider:

Plants for Apistogramma Viejitas

Apistogramma would do any harms to the live plants. You can decorate your aquarium as the way you want. Suitable Aquarium plants  Click here to see our Fish Live Plants

Decorations for Apistogramma Viejitas

Add Caves, Clay Pots , driftwoods and Plastic decorations in your fish tank could look good in photos. They can also provide shelter for fish to hide and avoid harasement by others. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

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Lighting can be as bright as you need for the plants to thrive, but make sure you have a lot of cover for the dwarf cichlids. These fish prefer dim lighting, so very bright lights need to be hitting the leaves of the plants without shining directly onto the fish.


To mimic their natural habitat, sand substrate is recommended.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.