Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Dwarf Agassizii Flame Red
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Dwarf Agassizii Flame Red
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Dwarf Agassizii Flame Red (Apistogramma agassizii)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red
Diet Carnivore
Water Conditions 72-86° F, pH 5.0-7.0, KH 5-12
Max. Size 3"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid, as its name suggests, is a fiery red color variant of the Apistogramma cichlid. It is a smaller dwarf cichlid with a pale, yellow-gold body with purplish maroon coloration on its back/dorsal area. The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid develops deep red orange fins giving it a striking appearance.

The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid should be kept in an aquarium that is at least 30 gallons in size, with densely planted groupings. An established system with stable, high water quality is fundamental to longer term care. The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid requires plenty of open swimming areas but also need hiding places. A fine gravel to sand substrate is recommended. Although a peaceful to semi-aggressive fish, the Dwarf Agassizii Flame Red Cichlid is also timid and should not be housed with large, aggressive fish.

The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid is an egg layer that prefers to spawn in caves. If the female is not ready to breed when the male is, he will harass her until she is. The female will reciprocate the male's behavior once the eggs are laid if she feels that the cave is too cramped.

The Flame Red Dwarf Agassizii Cichlid is a carnivore and will consume a wide variety of foods. Frozen/thawed bloodworms, mysis shrimp, quality flake food and micro pellets make excellent food for these fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4” to 2-1/4”

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