Apistogramma Viejita Pair (store bred)

Regular price $65.00 USD
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Our store-bred Apistogramma viejita are kept with the utmost care and shipped when in peak condition.

  1. Tank Size: Depending on the specific species, a tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended. Some larger species may require larger tanks.

  2. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C).
    • pH Level: Slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0-7.0.
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.
  3. Tank Setup:

    • Provide hiding spots with caves, rocks, and plants.
    • Use a substrate of fine sand or small-sized gravel.
    • Maintain a well-filtered aquarium with gentle water flow.
  4. Diet:

    • Omnivorous diet; offer high-quality flake or pellet food.
    • Supplement with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and small invertebrates.
  5. Tank Mates:

    • Apistogrammas can be territorial, especially during breeding.
    • Compatible tank mates include small, peaceful species.
  6. Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% every 2 weeks).
    • Monitor water parameters consistently.
  7. Behavior:

    • Many Apistogramma species exhibit fascinating behaviors, especially during breeding.
    • They may form pairs or live in small groups, depending on the species.
  8. Compatibility:

    • Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping tank mates.
    • Consider the social structure of the specific Apistogramma species.
  9. Breeding:

    • Apistogrammas are known for their interesting breeding behaviors.
    • Provide suitable breeding caves and spaces for fry to hide.
  10. Health Monitoring:

    • Observe for signs of stress or disease.
    • Quarantine new additions to prevent potential diseases.