Apistogramma Agassizii Tank Size

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Ed204, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi Everyone,
    So, I have a spare 10 gallon laying around in my storage room and I want to do something cool with it.

    I'm not interested in doing a community tank, which won't even work in a 10g, IMO.

    I would like to do only one fish in this 10g and I'm considering a male Apistogramma Agassizii.

    They only grow up to 3.5 inches and are very colorful and I really enjoy keeping Cichlids. I am aware that they will do best in a 20g because they are Cichlids but will it be okay if I just keep one male alone in a 10g?
    Tank Dimensions are: 430Lx300Wx330H (mm)

    Thanks In Advance!
  2. N8_the_Gr8Valued MemberMember

    Depends, are you going to add substrate and decor? If not then go right ahead. It is only one fish, couldn't hurt.
  3. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Probably just a small cave, some plants and sand as the substrate, could also do bare bottom if it doesn't work out.

    @Anders247 @NavigatorBlack @BottomDweller Do you guys have any ideas about this?
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017
  4. the guyValued MemberMember

    Don't most cichlids have to be kept in pairs?
  5. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Not necessarily. I've kept 2 Male BPs, 1 Male Sev and 1 male FireMouth before, no problems at all.

    Keeping them in pairs make it worse actually. Cichlids get quite agressive when they are in breeding mode
  6. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Personally I would only keep them in a 20 gallon+ but I think one would be ok in a 10 gallon.
  7. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Alright, thanks for your input. :)