Apistogramma hoignei is in the macmasteri complex within the A. macmasteri group. Like the other macmasteri complex members, Apistogramma hoignei is a fairly robust apisto.
As should be expected of a fish that inhabits a large geographic area with lots of habitat types and has numerous similar species and forms, Apistogramma hoignei exhibits a lot of variability in coloration and finnage. Male A. hoignei are usually identified by their caudal fin (tail) which usually sports distinctive colorful edges on the top
Apistogramma hoignei maleApistogramma hoignei male
and bottom of the lyrate shaped fin. Solid red or black edges are common and some populations sport a combination of the red and black. In addition to their distinctively marked caudal fins, the males of some varieties of A. hoignei sport high-flowing serrated dorsal fins. In some individuals these dorsal extensions can rival those of more celebrated high-finned apistos.
- Common Name – Apisto Hoignei
- Origin – South America
- Diet – Carnivore
- PH Range – 5.5 -7
- Temperature – Tropical 22-29°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Max Size – approximately 9cm
- Sex – Un-sexed