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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Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.

Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru. Juvenile specimen – locality unknown. Winemiller, – Zoologica Scripta 34 6: There are currently 28 recognized species in this genus.

Geophagus argyrostictus : aquarium

A group of individuals should be the minimum purchase since in smaller groups weaker individuals can become the target of excessive antagonism. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 53 2: Post-hatching both adults normally continue to guard the fry for a period although in some cases the female continues alone. Maximum Standard Length — mm. Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Isaac, – Ecotropica Though described in it was first collected much earlier and misidentified by Gosse as G.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are three main groups: Species of Geophagus in FishBase. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Additional furnishings are as much a case of personal taste as anything else but the most favoured set-ups tend to feature relatively dim lighting plus some chunks of driftwood and scattered roots or branches. Archived from the original PDF on Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil.

Some cichlids previously included in this genus have been reallocated to BiotodomaGymnogeophagus or Satanoperca. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 26 3: Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed.

Nijssen, – E. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Reproduction Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy. This species can be identified by a combination of dark infraorbital stripe Geophagus diamantinensisa new 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. 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.


Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: Assis, – Zootaxa This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geophagus. Retrieved from ” https: Later molecular studies by Farias et al.

Cichlidae from the drainage of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela.

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Fully- mature males tend to be a little larger and have longer finnage than females with dominant individuals often developing a pronounced nuchal hump. The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc. After around 3 days 70 hours at The spawning surface is normally a solid object within the territory of the pair and is cleaned thoroughly before any eggs are deposited.

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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