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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Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible.
Assis, – Zootaxa Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: 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.
Detail of flank patterning.
Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible.
Winemiller, – Zoologica Scripta 34 6: This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders. 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.
Species of Geophagus in FishBase. A group of individuals should be the minimum purchase since in smaller groups weaker individuals can become the target of excessive antagonism.
The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc. The spawning surface is normally a geophagks object within the territory arggrostictus the pair and is cleaned thoroughly before any eggs are deposited. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 48 6: Archived from the original PDF on Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander,
A degree of patience arygrostictus also required since it geophabus be at least a year until they become sexually mature. Retrieved 22 October Geophagus altifrons Heckel, Smaller fishes are generally ignored and schools of small characids can be added without fear of predation.
After around 3 days 70 hours at Within this small group G. Geophagus is a genus argyrotictus cichlids that mainly live in South America as far south as Argentina and Uruguaybut a single species, G.
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. 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.
Post-hatching both adults normally continue to guard the fry for a period although in some cases the female continues alone.
Later molecular studies by Farias et al. Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil. Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru. You geophqgus be logged in to post a comment. Views Read Edit View history. Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.
Geophagus argyrostictus — Seriously Fish
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.
Nijssen, – E. Cichlidae from the drainage of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela.
Swedish Museum of Natural History. Reproduction Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.
Here they dig a large pit which may be defended for some days before a smaller site is selected argyrostictu it just prior to spawning. Some cichlids previously included in this genus have been reallocated to BiotodomaGymnogeophagus or Satanoperca. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden 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.
Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Geophagus Heckel Not to be confused with geophagy.