Agassiz's dwarf cichlid - Apistogramma agassizii
Scientific name: Apistogramma agassizii
Common name: Agassiz's dwarf cichlid
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlids are carnivorous and prefer live and frozen foods. They will accept flakes in an aquarium but should be provided a good variety of nutrition.
The males have brighter, more vibrant colors and they also tend to be slightly larger than females. Males also tend to have extended, flowing fins. The females are drab in coloration, ranging from grey to a dull yellow.
Eggs are laid on the ceiling surfaces of caves and are protected by the females. Males will protect the exterior territory surrounding the caves containing eggs, fry and females. One male may take on several partners at a time and have several small broods at one time.
The Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid can live for approximately 6 years.
This South American Cichlid can be found in countries such as Brazil and Peru. More specifically, they are native to the Amazon, Negro and Ucayali Rivers.
The Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid is a small, peaceful fish that should be kept in small groups of about one male per three females. Provide plenty of small caves and plants for cover and spawning.
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