Amazon River

photo of Apistogramma agassizii Rio Mariera pair with fry

Apistogramma agassizii

Apistogramma agassizii (A 234 – A 243) is one of the best-known and most widely kept of all Apistogrammas. There are many different color forms/varieties in the wild and several colorful domestic strains are available. They are easy to care for and are usually great for a single-species or community aquarium.

Photo of Ap[istogramma gephyra male

Apistogramma gephyra

Apistogramma gephyra (A231 – A233) is very similar to Apistogramma agassizii in both appearance and behavior. Several characteristics differentiate it from agassizii, especially its much rounder caudal fin (tail). While not regularly popular in North America it does occasionally appear on fish availability lists.

Photo of yound male A[istogramma geisleri, also known as sp. smagrad

Apistogramma geisleri

Apistogramma geisleri (A58 – A61) is a nondescript Apistogramma species that is rarely found in the American hobby. The few imports that have arrived have not been widely distributed. They are not impressively colored fishes but, they are an interesting and very rare Apisto.