GEOPHAGUS ARGYROSTICTUS PDF

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 — Seriously Fish

Cichlidae from the drainage of the upper rio Orinoco in Venezuela. Post-hatching both adults normally continue to guard the fry for a period although in some argyrostictuus the female continues alone. Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands: Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding this species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy. Nijssen, – E. Taphorn, argyrostictuus Zootaxa Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: Species of Geophagus in FishBase.

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Geophagus – Wikipedia

Archived from the original PDF on Schindler, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Sexual Dimorphism Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible. Cichlidaethree new species from Venezuela. Geophagus altifrons Heckel, This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Geophagus diamantinensisa new species of the G.

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

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Fully- mature males tend to be a little larger and have longer finnage than females with dominant individuals often developing a pronounced nuchal hump.

The fry are easily-fed, accepting good quality powdered dry foods, Artemia naupliimicrowormetc. Juvenile specimen – locality unknown. Staeck, – Zoologische Abhandlungen Dresden Juveniles are impossible to sex accurately by external means unless spawning when the ovipositor of the female is clearly visible.

A degree of patience is also required since it can be at least a year until they become sexually mature. Up to eggs may be deposited and the agryrostictus stays close to them during the incubation periodtending and defending against intruders, while the male is responsible for defence agryrostictus the surrounding territory.

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. Swedish Museum of Natural History. Reproduction Unlike the majority of congeners which practice mouthbrooding argyroatictus species is a substrate -spawner adopting a fairly basic strategy.

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 argtrostictus G. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geophagus. Within this small group G.

Meyer, – Journal of Molecular Evolution 53 2: This species is relatively rare in the hobby but sometimes available from specialist retailers or private breeders.

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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. 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.

There are three main groups: Cichlidae from the rio Parnaiba basin, Brazil. This species can be identified by a combination of dark infraorbital stripe Views Read Edit View history. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 26 3: Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru.

Not to be confused with geophagy. Other fishes are not tolerated in the vicinity of the pit and in smaller aquaria may need to be removed. Additional furnishings are as argyrostictks 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.

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