Apistogramma Agassizii Tank Size

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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 10 gallon, IMO.

I would like to do only one fish in this 10 gallon 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 20 gallon because they are Cichlids but will it be okay if I just keep one male alone in a 10 gallon?
Tank Dimensions are: 430Lx300Wx330H (mm)

Thanks In Advance!
 

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Depends, are you going to add substrate and decor? If not then go right ahead. It is only one fish, couldn't hurt.
 
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N8_the_Gr8 said:
Depends, are you going to add substrate and decor? If not then go right ahead. It is only one fish, couldn't hurt.
Probably just a small cave, some plants and sand as the substrate, could also do bare bottom if it doesn't work out.

Anders247 BottomDweller Do you guys have any ideas about this?
 

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Don't most cichlids have to be kept in pairs?
 
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the guy said:
Don't most cichlids have to be kept in pairs?
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
 

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Personally I would only keep them in a 20 gallon+ but I think one would be ok in a 10 gallon.
 
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BottomDweller said:
Personally I would only keep them in a 20 gallon+ but I think one would be ok in a 10 gallon.
Alright, thanks for your input.
 
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