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 Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid - Apistogramma agassizi, Apistogramma parva, Geophagus agassizii

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Common Names: Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid

Synonyms: Apistogramma agassizi, Apistogramma parva, Geophagus agassizii

Distribution: America - South; South America

Main Ecosystem: River

Temperament:

Peaceful; Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid is a peaceful cichlid apart from when they are breeding.

Dietary Care:

Carnivorous. They will thrive on a variety freeze-dried foods, which can be alternated occasionally with frozen or live foods such as enchytrae and tubifex worms.

pH: 5 - 7

Temp: 26°C - 29°C

Hardness: 2 dH - 12 dH

Potential Size:

Male: 8cm
Female: 6cm

Water Region: Middle, Botto

Activity: Diurnal

Gender:
They are not difficult to sex. The female is yellow in colour, with a black diagonal stripe below the eye and a black spot on the side of the body, which may show as a longitudinal line when ready to spawn, its fins are somewhat shorter, rounder and more uniform color. The male is bluey/grey top and bottom, with a darker logitudinal stripe, which tapers towards the tail, colouration of its fins varies from a vivid red to a paler orangey yellow, dependant on the morphology, the most striking feature of the male cocouration is the almost flourescent turquoise patterning on the head and body, especially visible under a uv lamp. The male will grow to around 8cm wheras the female will only grow to 6cm.

Breeding:
Agassiz's dwarf cichlids are egglayers and will breed in small caves. It is also advisable to plant the aquarium fairly densely to afford hiding places for the less dominant fish in the tank

Comments:
Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid from the middle Amazon region are peaceful (except when spawning) and are suitable for a community aquarium. The average male grows to about 8cm, whereas the female grows to only about 6cm. The aquarium should be set up in a manner suitable for most dwarf cichlids. As with the majority of Apistogramma species, these are an excellent fish to observe in their courtship rituals.

Main Colours: Red, Yellow, Black

CREDIT: Image by TopAz Freshwater Tropicals
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Yet another great job mate.........keep up the good work and good reading......... Good Job

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