The Double Red Agassizi’s Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cf. agassizii “Double Red”) is an extremely colorful variant of this superspecies. Adult males have a great deal of red finnage as well as blue, violet, and yellow coloration along the body! As with most dwarf cichlids, adult females are less colorful by comparison, but still have a good amount of coloration (particularly yellow and black with some red/orange highlights) and have an attractive appearance with plenty of personality.
The Double Red Agassizi’s Dwarf Cichlid will thrive in an aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of refuge such as clay pots, driftwood, and rock formations. It is an excellent candidate for the planted aquarium, but it also needs a fair amount of open space. This cichlid is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of room. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Dwarf shrimp and other small, delicate invertebrates should not be kept with the Double Red Agassizi’s Dwarf Cichlid, but more durable, larger shrimp and snails could possibly make good tankmates in a large enough aquarium. If spawning is desired, tankmates of other species should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether.
- Species – Apistogramma Agassizi
- Common Name – Apisto Double Red
- Origin – South America
- Diet – Carnivore
- PH Range – 6 -7
- Temperature – Tropical 22-29°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 5cm (Grows to approximately 7.5cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed