Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Tropical Fish Information

Apistogramma agassizii
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)

Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Tropical Fish Learn all about the Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid Facts

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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