Apistogramma agassizii (Steindachner, 1875)
Agassiz's dwarf cichlid
Apistogramma agassizii
photo by Maceda, A.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  4.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5 - 7; dH range: 0 - 12
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, along Amazon-Solimões River from Peru through Brazil to the Capim River basin.
Biology:  Adults inhabit clear, black and white water. Aquarium keeping: several females for one male; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539). Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves and are tendered by the female parent (Ref. 1672).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 28.04.97
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.09.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 04.12.00

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