• 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!

macmasteri or viejita

DuEtAP

New Member
Hey guys,


Can anyone help me figure out what these guys are ? I have 5 females and 1 male. They were sold to me as Viejitas.

Any ideas?
20210119_131858~2.jpg
 

Attachments

  • 20210109_092446~2.jpg
    20210109_092446~2.jpg
    107.6 KB · Views: 34
  • 20210109_092447~2.jpg
    20210109_092447~2.jpg
    663.9 KB · Views: 34
  • 20210109_092447~2.jpg
    20210109_092447~2.jpg
    663.9 KB · Views: 35
  • IMG_20210119_132705_615~2.jpg
    IMG_20210119_132705_615~2.jpg
    75.2 KB · Views: 32

yukondog

Active Member
Here is a picture of my Viejita. I contacted the importer and he said he did in fact get these, they are F-1's. Mike I would like your opinion if you think these are real Viejita or Mac crossed. The one thing I have noticed is the body shape is completely different between the two, the Viejita [?] is more compressed than the Mac's.
P1010256.JPG
 
Last edited:

Ben Rhau

Apisto Club
Mike or Frank would know for sure, but that looks like viejita to me. Both the sharp seam on the dorsal fin and the shape of the caudal spot.
 

CRD

Member
Here is a picture of my Viejita. I contacted the importer and he said he did in fact get these, they are F-1's. Mike I would like your opinion if you think these are real Viejita or Mac crossed. The one thing I have noticed is the body shape is completely different between the two, the Viejita [?] is more compressed than the Mac's.
View attachment 10057
Still viejita.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Based on only 1 photo that is not ideal for identification? My guess is that it is A. viejita. BTW early in my aquarium keeping days I had an unusual looking wild Krib. I, too, checked the importer about where it was from. They told be it was from Guinea. Dr. Loiselle told me there are no kribs in Guinea. Moral of the story? Not everything one is told is true - especially if it increases the price! Know your fish!
 

yukondog

Active Member
Thank you to all that answered, I do know that people will
Still viejita.
Thank you.
Moral of the story? Not everything one is told is true - especially if it increases the price! Know your fish!
Thank you, I realize that some will lie for profit and I try my best to learn the fish I have from what books I have, the internet and asking questions of people that know way more than me.
 
Top