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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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Juvenile specimen – locality unknown. There are three main groups: 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.

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

Maximum Standard Length — mm. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 53 2: Smaller fishes are generally ignored and schools of small characids can be added without fear of predation. Cichlidaethree new species from Venezuela. Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru.

Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this geophagks is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly geophaguus strategy. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Cichlidae from the drainage of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela.

Nijssen, – E. Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: Rather than a single large meal offer smaller portions daily to allow geophagsu browsing behaviour as this seems to result in the best growth rate and condition.

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Retrieved from ” https: The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc. This species can be identified by a combination of dark infraorbital stripe 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.


Reproduction Unlike the majority of argydostictus which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic argyrostivtus. The spawning surface is normally a solid object within the territory of the pair and is cleaned thoroughly before any eggs are deposited. 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. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil. Detail of flank patterning.

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Winemiller, – Zoologica Scripta 34 6: A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a year until they become sexually mature. Archived from the original PDF on Assis, – Zootaxa Swedish Museum of Gophagus History.

Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 48 6: You must be logged in to post a comment. A group of individuals should be the minimum purchase since in smaller groups weaker individuals can become the target of excessive antagonism.

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. Though described in it was first collected much earlier and misidentified by Gosse as G. Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible. Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.


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. Not to be confused with geophagy.

Post-hatching both adults normally continue to guard the fry for a period although in some cases the female continues alone. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 26 3: Other species occuring in argyrostuctus 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. Species of Geophagus in FishBase. Views Read Edit View history. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: Another young specimen – locality unknown 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 is a genus of cichlids that mainly live in South America as far south as Argentina and Uruguaybut a single species, G.

Retrieved 22 October Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed.

Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Within this small group G. This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders. Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible.