got these a few weeks ago now and at approx cm now have 5 in total, after the water change tonight there was some breeding behaviour. Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander, AphiaID. (urn:lsid: :taxname). Classification. Biota; Animalia. Geophagus is a genus of cichlids that mainly live in South America as far south as Argentina Geophagus altifrons Heckel, ; Geophagus argyrostictus S. O. Kullander, ; Geophagus brachybranchus S. O. Kullander & Nijssen,

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Courtship is relatively unobtrusive consisting of fin flaring, circling, gaping and head jerking displays, and when ready to spawn a pair will select a suitable site.

Views Read Edit View history. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru.

Geophagus is a genus of cichlids that mainly live gelphagus South America as far south as Argentina and Uruguaybut a single species, G. Fully- mature males tend to be a little larger and have longer finnage than females with dominant individuals often developing a pronounced nuchal hump. Rather than a single large meal offer smaller portions daily to allow natural browsing behaviour as this seems to result in the best growth rate and condition.

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Geophagus altifrons Heckel, Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible. This species can be identified by a combination of dark infraorbital stripe Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: Some cichlids previously included in this arygrostictus have been reallocated to BiotodomaGymnogeophagus or Satanoperca.

Another young specimen – locality unknown Anostomus ternetziPseudanos trimaculatusAcnodon normaniHyphessobrycon heterorhabdusH. Geophagus diamantinensisa geopyagus species of the G.

In terms of tankmates other cichlids are generally best avoided although we know of several instances in which this species has been maintained long-term alongside members of the G. Archived from the original PDF on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. geophzgus

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Assis, – Zootaxa After around 3 days 70 hours at Swedish Museum of Natural History.

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Spawning occurs in typical style with the female laying one or more rows of eggs before the male moves in to fertilise them, the process being repeated numerous times over a period of an hour or two. There are currently 28 recognized species in this genus.


Juvenile specimen – locality unknown. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 26 3: A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a geophabus until they become sexually mature. This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders. Maximum Standard Length — mm.

There are three main groups: The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc. Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Up to eggs may be deposited and the female stays close to them during the incubation periodtending and defending against intruders, while the male is responsible for defence of the surrounding territory. Geophagus Heckel Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: Species of Geophagus in FishBase.

Smaller fishes are generally ignored and schools of small characids can be added without fear of predation. Cichlidaethree new species from Venezuela.