• Hello guest! Are you an Apistogramma enthusiast? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Apisto enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your fish and tanks and have a great time with other Apisto enthusiasts. Sign up today!

Real A. Viejita


Hello guys.
I bought a group of apistos, sold as Apistogramma Viejita Wild caught. Is this the real Viejita?
(same fish on both pictures)

Mike Wise

Staff member
5 Year Member
The fish in the 1st photos might be A. viejita, but I can't be positive. The fish in the photos is shown too small and doesn't show diagnostic features well. My guess is that it is a population of A. macmaster, but like I wrote I can't be positive one way or the other. Fish #2 is definitely not A. viejita. It shows all the markings of A. hongsloi or a closely related species in the hongsloi-complex.