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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Agassizi's Dwarf Cichlid

Picture of Apistogramma agassizii, male
Common nameAgassizi's dwarf cichlid
Scientific nameApistogramma agassizii
Synonyms 
SizeUp to 3" (7.5cm), female smaller.
OriginSouth America: widespread in the Amazon region - Brazil and Peru.
Tank setupPlanted tank, with rock or bogwood caves and soft/fine substrate.
CompatibilityCan be kept in a community tank, but they will become territorial when spawning.
Temperature24-28oC (75-82oF)
Water chemistrySoft and acidic, pH 5.5 - 6.8 preferred. Although the fish are more likely to look their best and breed in their preferred water, they will usually adapt to slightly harder and alkaline water in the aquarium.
FeedingCarnivorous: Will take dry foods such as flake and small granular foods, but live or frozen foods such as bloodworm, brine shrimp and mosquito larvae are preferred.
SexingMales are larger and have elongated fins and more intense colour. Females are more yellow in colour, especially when breeding.
BreedingSoft and acidic water of excellent quality required. Can be bred as a pair or a harem with several females holding small territories. Provide caves with a very small entrance. The female normally guards the fry, while the male defends the wider territory. Fry are normally free-swimming in about a week.
CommentsSeveral colour variations of this species are available, such as the popular "Double Red".


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