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Scientific Name: Apistogramma agassizii

Origin: The lectotype originates from Lake Manacapurú in Amazonas state, northwestern Brazil, just upstream from the city of Manaus and fed by the main Amazon river channel. The remainder of the type series was collected variously from the municipality of Codajás (Amazonas state), Curupira, near Barcelos municipality (Amazonas), Lake Maximo near Parintins city (Amazonas), and the rio Poti, a tributary of the rio Parnaíba (Piauí state). It is currently accepted to range throughout much of the Amazon/Solimões basin from its upper section in the Río Ucayali, Peru, into Brazil with the Capim River, a tributary of the rio Guamá, which flows into the rio Pará at the city of Belém in the Amazon delta region, representing its eastern limit. Body coloration and patterning can vary considerably with locality.

Difficulty in Keeping: Easy

Maximum Size: Males: 7-9cm, Females: 5-6cm

Selling Size: 3-4cm and above

Temperature: 22 – 29°C (25°C preferred)

pH: 6-7.8. Our fish are bred and grown at a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.

Diet: Primarily carnivorous, Apistogramma agassizii apparently feeds mostly on benthic invertebrates in nature. In the aquarium, live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, Daphnia, and blackworms should be offered regularly, although most specimens will also learn to accept dried alternatives, with pelleted products generally preferred over flakes.

Apistogramma Agassizi

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