Double Red Agassizi Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma agassizi ‘double red’)


One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistogramma agassizi (also known as Agassiz’s Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains, with the ‘Double Red’ strain being among the more colorful varieties. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on Apistogramma sp. sexes:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs on request, we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.


Double Red Agassizi Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma agassizi ‘double red’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Carnivore and micropredator, best fed small frozen foods like bloodworms and mysis/brine
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial when breeding

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm