Welcome to Apisto sites
 The home page of Martin and TomC

The picture in the headline shows the lower part of Río Pacaya, National Reserve of Pacaya Samiria, Peru 

Welcome to our fish site


Apistogramma sp. "D47"

Apistogramma sp. "D57"

Apistogramma sp. "D48"

We are two ornamental fish hobbyists, living in the southern part of Norway.
Martin is the one who knows how to make a website, and to breed small Characidae and similar fishes.
He is not keeping any fish for the moment.
TomC is keeping lots of Apistogramma and Lebiasinidae (pencilfish).
He spends 4 weeks in Peru or Colombia almost every year, collecting Apistogramma etc.

Here you will find stuff concerning dwarf-cichlids (mostly Apistogramma), characins (mostly Lebiasinidae = pencil fish), and a few others.


Apistogramma sp. "D61" - Location 15

Apistogramma sp. "D59"

Apistogramma sp. "D61" - Location 15

News June 2019:

Mike Wise et al.'s Apistogramma-species list will now be updated as soon as we feel there are important needs for change.
You will find the latest list here:

Mike Wise et al.'s Apistogramma-species list as of July 23, 2019

News January 2019:

An impressive thorough and comprehensive article
that highlights most aspects of the species previously called A. sp. aff. "Mitu",
by Frank Hättich and Uwe Römer:

Apistogramma sp. "Rautenband / Diamond-band" – An aquaristically
new Dwarf Cichlid from the Río Vaupés drainage.

News October 2018:

An insightful, inspiring and beautiful article about the species so far
called A. sp. "D37", by Frank Hättich and Yukitoshi Ohnota:

A Colombian Beauty – Apistogramma sp. ‘Kiemenfleck/Gill-spot’

News July 2018:

Frank Hättich and Roland Kipper's magnificent article:
A mouth full! – Apistogramma sp. "D10", a new mouthbrooder from Colombia

Read reports:

"Collecting in the Río Gálvez, Peru, 2011"

"Collecting in Leticia, Colombia, 2014"

"Collecting in the Río Tahuayo and the Río Tamshiyacu drainages 2011"

"Collecting in Río Tigre / Río Pucacuro 2010"

"Collecting in Angamos, Río Yavari / Río Galvez 2010"

"Collecting in the Río Tapiche drainage"