Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid
Behaviour Peaceful but territorial
Typical size 6cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma agassizii
  • Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma agassizii - thumbnail
  • Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma agassizii - thumbnail
  • Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Apistogramma agassizii - thumbnail

Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma agassizii

The Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid is one of the most brightly coloured and beautiful of the dwarf cichlids and is a deservedly popular aquarium fish. In a well-planted aquarium community of other soft water fish, avoiding very timid species, it should present no problems and be a welcome addition. Good filtration and water quality is required for long-term health, and strong medications should be avoided. Plenty of hiding spots and plants are preferred and a good variety of food types will also encourage full health. Keep several females to each male.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Geophagus agassizii | Origin South America, Amazon River basin | Breeding Egglayer. Eggs are laid on the sides or ceilings of caves. Female cares for the eggs and fry. Males will defend several territories, each containing a female | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-7, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Densely vegetated streams and tributaries | Sexing Males are larger with longer fins and brighter colours

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