Apistogramma red

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at support@splashyfishstore.com.

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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The adorable dwarf Agassizi cichlids surely liven up your freshwater aquarium by not only its noticeable red tail but also cool personalities. 

Like other agassizi cichlids, Red agassizi (scientific name: Apistogramma cf. agassizii Red) features itself with the shimmering silver body and a long black band running horizontally from its nose to the red tail. The upper fin is slightly green while the lower ones appear to be blue or orange-red. Males tend to exhibit an intense coloration in contrast to females, those possessing a mere duller and smaller body.

Agassizi dwarf cichlids love densely planted aquariums decorated with sandy substrates and abundant caves or the like (clay pots, driftwood, and rock formations). Yet, a fair amount of open space should be available for them to swim and hang around. The species is regarded intermediate to difficult to care for because of their vulnerability to shifts in pH levels and temperature. Therefore, creating and maintaining a stable living environment for these fish is very crucial. Red agassizi cichlids thrive in soft and acidic water with low nitrate levels. Water quality should be strictly monitored in good conditions and tested frequently to ensure it is always under control. Besides, be careful with medications and stuff you put into your fish tank as they may potentially contain contaminants which easily cause harm to them.

Although the Agassizi dwarf cichlids are pretty picky in the matter of care, they capture many aquarists’ hearts simply because they are community fish. Unlike other cichlids species, they are not actually aggressive and able to live in harmony with other fish that share the similar size and temperaments (for example, cardinal tetras, otocinclus, pencil fish, kuhli loach, dwarf rainbowfish, etc.). They can even live in groups if your freshwater aquarium is large enough, normally with a ratio of one male to three or four females.

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Interesting red tail 

  • Peaceful on most occasions

  • Great community fish so long as they are kept in spacious tank


  • Temperature: 72° - 84°F (22° - 29°C)

  • pH: 5.0 – 7.0

  • KH: 2 - 15 dKH

  • Minimum tank size: 15 gallons for a pair but the larger is required for a group


  • Diet: Agassizi cichlids are omnivores. They will accept a variety of food including dry, frozen, and live foods. Make sure you feed them high-quality ones and cycle them to maintain their optimal health and coloration.

  • Social behavior: Peaceful on most occasions, except when they come into spawning seasons

  • Origin:

  • Average adult size: 2 – 3 inches (5 – 7.5 cm)

See more details about care guide for Agassizi Cichlid here.


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