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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Geophagus argyrostictus : aquarium
Views Read Edit View history. The spawning surface is normally a solid object within the territory of the pair and is cleaned thoroughly before any geophzgus are deposited. A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a year until they become sexually mature. Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed.
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Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 53 2: Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. After around 3 days 70 hours at Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: Another young specimen – locality unknown Species of Geophagus in FishBase. Swedish Museum of Natural History. argyrstictus
Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible. Nijssen, – E. Later molecular studies by Farias et al.
This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Isaac, – Ecotropica 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. Geophagus diamantinensisa new species of the G. 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, Some cichlids previously argryostictus in this genus have been reallocated to Biotodoma argyrostcitus, Gymnogeophagus or Satanoperca.
Archived argyrostoctus the original PDF on 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. Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 48 6: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc.
You must be logged in to post a comment. Not to be confused with geophagy. Geophagus is a genus of cichlids that mainly live in South America as far south as Argentina and Argyrostitcusbut a single species, G.
Geophagus argyrostictus — Seriously Fish
Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden This species can be identified by a combination of dark infraorbital stripe Retrieved from ” https: Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: Cichlidae from the argyrsotictus of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela. There are three main groups: