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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Taphorn, – Zootaxa Swedish Museum of Natural History. A group of individuals should be the minimum purchase since in smaller groups weaker individuals can become the target of excessive antagonism. Juvenile specimen – locality unknown.

Another young specimen – locality unknown Later molecular studies by Farias et al. Geophagus Heckel Detail of flank patterning. Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden You must be logged in to post a comment. The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry geopagus, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc.

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Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Nijssen, – E. Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external argyroetictus unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible.

Cichlidae from the drainage of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela. Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru.

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Geophagus – Wikipedia

Here they dig a large pit which may be defended for some days before a smaller site is selected within it just prior to spawning. Other species occuring in the Xingu are too numerous to mention but the following are some examples of those that have been collected in the same habitats as G. 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. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat 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.

The spawning surface is normally a solid object within the territory of the pair and is cleaned thoroughly before any eggs are deposited. Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to argyrotsictus removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander,

Some cichlids previously included in this genus have been reallocated to BiotodomaGymnogeophagus or Satanoperca. A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a year until they become sexually mature.


Cichlidaethree new species from Venezuela. Anostomus ternetziPseudanos trimaculatusAcnodon normaniHyphessobrycon heterorhabdusH.

Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 26 3: Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 48 6: Species of Geophagus in FishBase. 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.

There are three main groups: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geophagus. Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: Not to be confused with geophagy.

Fully- mature males tend to be a little larger and have longer finnage than females with dominant individuals often developing a pronounced nuchal hump. Geophagus altifrons Heckel, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Reproduction Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy. Smaller fishes are generally ignored and schools of small characids can be added without fear of predation.