Apistogramma agasizii, also known as Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlid, are captivating tropical aquarium fish that require specialized care. Keep them in a tank with soft, acidic water conditions, ideally with a pH range of 6.0-7.0 and a temperature around 75-82°F (24-28°C). Providing hiding spots with driftwood, caves, and plants mimics their natural habitat in South America.
These dwarf cichlids thrive on a diet of high-quality pellets, frozen or live foods, and occasional vegetable matter. Agassiz's Dwarf Cichlids are relatively peaceful, but they can be territorial during breeding. Keep them in pairs or small groups, ensuring more females than males to prevent aggression.
With meticulous attention to water quality and appropriate tank conditions, Apistogramma agasizii will exhibit their vibrant colours and fascinating behaviours in your tropical aquarium.