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Bright Red Apistogramma viejita Variety II from Colombia
Apistogramma viejita Variety II from Colombia
Apistogramma viejita originates from Colombia. However, in the ornamental fish trade almost exclusively bred specimens can be found. There do exist several varieties even in the wild, which differ mainly in coloration (especially the content of red is very different), but also in respect of the development of the dorsal and caudal fins. Sadly the varieties with the best developed fins usually have the least content of red coloration. The variety from Puerto Gaitan (found in the Rio Manacacias, an affluent of the Rio Meta, here is the type locality of A. viejita) is a good example: gorgeous fins, but dull colors.
Color variety II of Apistogramma viejita has the biggest content of red colors. The breeders also select for red and this is how the breathtaking specimens have been developed which we can offer currently in show size. Even the females look great, but they reach only half of the size of the males.
For our customers: the fish have code 630604 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.