Agassizi’s Dwarf Cichlid
The Agassizii dwarf cichlid is a small colourful fish, their colours are dependent on where the areas they are caught in the wild but the males are always more colourful and larger than the females
Size: Males grow to around 7.5cm where as the females grow to around 5cm
Ideal water parameters: pH 5.6 to 7.4 temperature 76 to 84f
Feeding: Primarily carnivorous and apparently feeds mostly on benthic invertebrates in nature. In the aquarium live and frozen foods such as Artemia, Daphnia and chironomid larvae (bloodworm) should be offered regularly although most specimens will also learn to accept dried alternatives with pelleted products generally preferred to flake.
The genus Apistogramma is among the most speciose of South American cichlid genera with around 70 species valid at present but many more awaiting descriptions. In addition, many species exist in two or more geographical colour forms which may or may not turn out to be distinct in the future. Hobbyists tend to label these with collection data if available to avoid mixing them and the potential of hybridisation.
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