Apistogramma gephyra

23. May 2011

This pretty blackwater Apistogramma is imported only very occasionally. Now we were able to manage one of these rare imports again. The fish originates from Brazil where it is found in the central Rio Negro and lower Rio Branco basins. A. gephyra looks quite similar to A. agassizii and its aquarium maintenance is comparable to that species which is well known in the hobby.

The yellow face masc of the male is very obvious in the population we currently have in stock. Females stay much smaller than the males as usual in Apistogramma.

For our customers: the fish has code 619502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Apistogramma: ancient Greek, means “with unreliable line”. It is not known wether the lateral line organ or the pattern is meant. gephyra: after the ancient Greek word for “bridge”, which refers to the intermediate position of the species between Apistogramma agassizii and A. pertensis.

Suggestion of a common name: Yellow Head Apistogramma

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-5