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Apistogramma Agassizi, commonly known as Agassiz's dwarf cichlid, is a freshwater fish found in South American. The Gold Fire Red Agassizi is an exceptionally colorful variant of this species. The mature males have a fire red fins. They tends to inbahit slow-moving tributaries and creeks. They love to house in a well planted aquarium. Live Aquarium Plants and Caves can offer spaces for female to lay eggs. Coburg Aquarium's Live Fish and Aquarium Products shipped to your door in Australia.

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Features of Apistogramma Agassizi Gold Fire Red:

  • Beautiful coloration with bright red fins and a gold and pink body
  • This fish is hardy, easy to care for and with plenty of personality
  • This cichlid is generally compatible with other peaceful fish in a spacious tank. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning
  • It is an excellent candidate for the planted aquarium, but it also needs a fair amount of open space
  • Average Lifespan :8 years


The Best Aquarium Size for Apistos:

In most cases, they can be kept in both small and large aquariums. We recommend providing a tank size of 60L for mature Apistos. Tank size can vary greatly depending on how big or small the fish is and how many you plan to stock in the tank. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Apistogramma Agassizi Gold Fire Reds can be kept with a variety of other fish species. They do well in community tanks. It is important to avoid keeping them with aggressive fish though, as they may become stressed or injured.

Great tank mates for Apistogramma include:

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Feeding :

Primarily carnivorous in nature. In the aquarium, live and frozen foods such as Artemia, Daphnia and chironomid larvae (bloodworm) should be offered regularly although most specimens will also learn to accept dried alternatives with pelleted products generally preferred to flake.

In Coburg Aquarium online, we stock a variety high quality fish food for your choice.

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Apistogramma Agassizi Gold Fire Red Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Slow-moving waters would be consistent with their natural habitat. A strong filtration system is absolutely necessary. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.

Here are some great ones to consider:

Plants for Apistogramma Agassizi Gold Fire Red

Live Aquarium plants can provide spaces for female to lay their eggs. They won't harm your plants, therefore, use your creativity to set up your aquarium nicely. Interested in Live Plants for your aquariums? Click here to see more Fish Live Plant

Decorations for Apistogramma Agassizi Gold Fire Red

It is alwyas fun to take pictures for your fish! Add in Caves, Clay Pots , driftwoods and Plastic decorations could look good in photos. Ideal Ornaments for your Goldfish tank:

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Lighting can be as bright as you need for the plants to thrive, but make sure you have a lot of cover for the dwarf cichlids. These fish do not like direct sunlight or bright light, so very bright lights need to be hitting the leaves of the plants without shining directly onto the fish.


Stick with fine sandy substrate.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

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