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Brief Summary

    Apistogramma viejita: Brief Summary
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    Apistogramma viejita is a dwarf cichlid in the subfamily Geophaginae. It is a benthopelagic freshwater fish that lives in the Meta River and the Orinoco River in Colombia. They grow up to 4.6 cm in standard length. The A. viejita you find most often sold in fish stores is not actually A. viejita at all, but instead a separate species, A. macmasteri. If you have purchased your fish from a local fish store, you should first assume it is A. macmasteri and not viejita, and seek help from an expert for identification.

Comprehensive Description

Diseases and Parasites

    Diseases and Parasites
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    Ichthyobodo Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
    Diseases and Parasites
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    Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    Maximum of 100 eggs, female tends the clutch. The eggs are attached to the ceiling of caves (Ref. 47893). Males practice harem spawning when there is an excess of females around (Ref. 12251).

Threats

    Threats
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    Not Evaluated

Benefits

    Importance
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    aquarium: commercial