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Apistogramma agassizi "Gold" Fire Red

Imported 

Apistogramma agassizi "gold" Fire Red

Apistogramma agassizi

Native Location: Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5cm

Temperament: Generally peaceful

Diet: Carnivorous 

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 22-29℃ (72-84.5℉)

Preferred pH Range: 3.0-8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 100L for a pair or trio

Potential Tankmates: Cardinal Tetra, Corydoras, Hatchetfish

Care Level: Easy

This is one very pretty looking fish. Even the natural form of this species is gorgeous. However, the flame-red variant showcases all the magnificent red colourings from its ancestors perfectly. If you are looking for a colourful, active and entertaining fish for the lower areas of your aquarium then this is the fish for you.

Due to the selective breeding process, this variant is very hardy and can be kept if a variety of different conditions as long as the aquarium has stability over anything else. Ideally, a soft, sandy substrate with leaf litter and a variety of branches across the aquarium should be provided. Creating plenty of different areas for hiding. If keeping a trio, it is a good idea to space out each hiding space to reduce any potential territory wars.

Breeding happens without much involvement needed from the fishkeeper at all. The female will care for the eggs and fry once they are hatched. At this point, it is good practice to remove your male. Females can become “hyper” aggressive while defending their young.

Feeding Apistogramma agassizi is not a challenging task however, being a carnivore species, their diet should consist of mainly high protein foods including live bloodworm, daphnia and brine shrimp. Dry foods can include small granules etc.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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