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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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The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc.

Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed. Retrieved from ” https: Reproduction Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.

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Taphorn, – Zootaxa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are currently 28 recognized species in this genus. Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.

Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 48 6: There are three main groups: Species of Geophagus in FishBase. Later molecular studies by Farias et al.

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Geophqgus 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. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 53 2: 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.

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.

Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru. Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden 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.

Some cichlids previously included in this genus have been reallocated to BiotodomaGymnogeophagus or Satanoperca. A group of individuals should be the argyrostictua purchase since in smaller groups weaker individuals can become the target of excessive antagonism. 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.

Geophagus argyrostictus : aquarium

Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to argyrosticrus accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible. Detail of flank patterning. Up to eggs may be deposited and the female stays close to them during the incubation periodtending argyrostictks defending against intruders, while the male is responsible for defence of the surrounding territory.

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This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Post-hatching both adults normally continue to guard the fry for a period although in some cases the female continues alone.

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Retrieved 22 October You must be logged in to post a comment. Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a year until they become sexually mature.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Anostomus ternetziPseudanos trimaculatusAcnodon normaniHyphessobrycon heterorhabdusH. Though described in it was first collected much earlier and misidentified by Gosse as G. This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders.

Geophagus is a genus of cichlids that mainly live in South America as far south as Argentina and Uruguaybut a single species, G.