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Apistogramma Agassizii, a dwarf that packs a punch

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الخيارات الثنائية التداول إشارات مقدمي A colourful, interesting fish that displays the mating behaviour that sets Cichlids apart? Yes please! Suitable for 60 cm tanks, the Apistogramma Agassizii, or Agassiz’s dwarf Cichlid fits the bill perfectly and here’s why:

Apistogramma agassizii
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binära optioner video If you were to find this dwarf Cichlid outside of an aquarium, you would be in South America, probably with your head in the river Amazon or one of its tributaries. The Apistogramma Agassizii is found right the way along the Amazon and inhabits clear water as well as black. The colouration of each individual fish does vary and good retailers will be able to tell you where their stock originates. Whilst this isn’t essential, it’s always nice to know. Variation amongst members of this species is attributable to the fact that Apistogramma Agassizii occurs naturally across a larger geographical area than any other Dwarf Cichlid.

guadagnare con il treading Discovered in 1875, they have played a part in the hobby for over 100 years. They are distinctive too with a spade-shaped tail being the main distinguishing characteristic. They often display vibrant and warm colours, literally flames shooting down their fins. Smaller than normal Cichlids, the Apistogramma Agassizii will not exceed 3 inches in an aquarium making it perfect as a colourful and interesting fish for a 2 foot tank.

Apistogramma Agassizii in the aquarium

rico com opções binarias It is best to set up an Amazon biotype aquarium when keeping Apistogramma Agassizii. Sand would make a good and inexpensive substrate coming close to what they would naturally expect. Their natural habitat is one of slow moving water with the main hardscape being driftwood and decaying leaf litter. You should also factor in plenty of broken lines and natural hiding places as well as caves for breeding. Blackwater additives are not necessary, which I know will come as a relief to many fishkeepers who hate making their tanks dark and brown. If you don’t want to pay for natural hardscape you can use substitute these for flower pots and pipes; anything that provides good shelter will suffice but for a more natural look bogwood is better.
As far as flora is concerned, plants should be robust and suitable for low light. Agassiz’s dwarf Cichlids do not like bright lighting making plants such as Anubias and Java Ferns or Bolbitis a good choice. Java Ferns in particular since they can be attached to wood.
Apistogramma Agassizii are normally peaceful with smaller fish but may be aggressive towards other Dwarf Cichlids. A small shoal of Tetras would finish off the tank fauna nicely.

Water conditions

purchase Seroquel Water should be slightly acidic and not too hard. A Ph of 6 – 7 should be fine. Temperature between 22 and 26 is acceptable but the optimum temperature is 24 degrees. The tricky part is keeping the water well filtered yet slow moving. A good outlet deflector can help with this. An external filter with low speed yet high filter media volume would be best. Water quality is very important as Apistogramma Agassizii are particularly sensitive to both pollution and chemicals often present in medicines. They are however easy to feed, often accepting flake food but as always relishing live food whenever you can provide it.


الترجمة بالانجليزية Sexing Apistogramma Agassizii is very easy: males are much larger than females and brightly coloured whereas females are smaller, typically a brown or yellow colour which brightens when ready to breed.
Breeding is not guaranteed just because you have a healthy and well conditioned pair. When ready to breed, a female will spend time in a cave, initially showing a lot of aggression towards the male but will eventually change her behaviour in favour of inviting the male to breed in the cave. Females lay eggs for the male to fertilise and look after the eggs for few days before burying them in the sand. Typically Apistogramma Agassizii eggs will hatch after 4 to 5 days after which time you will need a supply of suitable fry food.

binär optionen erfahrungsberichte So to conclude, the Apistogramma Agassizii is an interesting and colourful fish. Generally easy to look after for a moderately experienced fishkeeper, they are also easy to find in aquarium stores. Don’t rush into buying a few based only on their attractive appearance, research well and provide a realistic environment for good fish health.

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