Before its scientific description this beautiful species of dwarf cichlid from Peru was known in the hobby as the „Sunset-Apistogramma“. And in fact the body coloration of a female during brood care reminds one in a sunset. The scientific name, atahualpa, refers to the last great ruler of the Inka empire: Atahualpa. He was captured by the Spain Pizarro in 1532 and in 1533 executed; this was the sunset of the Inka empire.
Currently we obtain beautiful wild collected specimens of A. atahualpa.
For our customers: the animals have code 614913 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer