Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid (Apistogramma agassizi) CareSheet
The Apistogramma agassizi, often known as the Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid, is a South American cichlid that originated in the Amazon Basin. This variant was developed for its vivid red color in the dorsal and caudal fins and was tank-raised. These fish have an elongated body with a black horizontal stripe. The dorsal fin is maintained low on the body with red outlines and spans virtually the whole length of the body. Depending on its attitude, this fish will change color.
The Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid should be maintained in a 30 gallon aquarium with densely planted clusters at a minimum. They demand a large number of open swimming areas as well as hiding spots. It's best to use a fine gravel to sand substrate. They are semi-aggressive, but also shy, and should not be kept alongside huge, aggressive fish. They need proper water conditions and must be changed on a regular basis.
The Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid is an egg layer that spawns in caves. The male will arrive after the female has deposited her eggs to fertilize them. The male then abandons the brood to the female after conception. Within seven to ten days, the fry will be able to swim on their own, at which point they should be fed freshly born brine shrimp. The fry will achieve sexual maturity in around five months since they are a fast-growing species.
The carnivorous Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid will eat a broad range of foods. These fish will eat freeze-dried bloodworms
, flake food
, and both frozen and live brine shrimp and worms.
Requirements for keeping Apistogramma agassizi
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Conditions: 72-86°F; pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 3"
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