Apisto Red Neck
Also known as Dwarf Cichlids, Apistogramma are vibrant and lively fish. Not only do they look great, but they’re one of the most inquisitive fish you can get for a freshwater aquarium. They love to explore their territory and will often interact with things they see on the other side of the glass.
Technically speaking, Apistogramma is the name of the genus. There are several species that fall under the Apistogramma umbrella. As you might have guessed from their Dwarf Cichlid nickname, these fish also belong to the Cichlidae family.
In the wild, they can be found all across South America. They’re usually found living in slow-moving rivers and streams around the Amazon basin. The fish also live on the edges of larger lakes, though most tend to stick to shallower habitats.
These days, the easiest way to admire these fish up close in aquariums. Thanks to their fun personalities, Apistogramma have become incredibly popular in the community. Their eye-catching looks don’t hurt either.
With that said, they are not for newbies. These fish can be a bit of a challenge to take care of. They require excellent water quality conditions to truly thrive.
- Species – Apistogramma Viejita
- Common Name – Red Neck Apisto
- Origin – South America
- Diet – Carnivore
- PH Range – 6.5 -7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 24-27°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Max Size – approximately 6cm
- Sex – Un-sexed