Geophagus cf. altifrons „Rio Araguari“

20. April 2015

At the first glimpse one would doubtless place this fish to G. altifrons. However, there are differences. Up to a length of about 10 cm this new variety exhibits exclusively a pattern of vertical double-bars and has a comparatively large lateral spot. The dark zone between operculum and lateral spot, which is so characteristic for G. altifrons, is lacking. So the fish should better named Geophagus cf. altifrons „Rio Araguari“.

The parents of the fish we currently have in stock have been imported by Aquarium Glaser in March 2014 via Amapa. They bred successful in the aquarium and proofed to be ovophilous, maternal mouthbrooders. This eartheaters should be kept in soft and slightly acidic water. Regular water changes are necessary and an intense, beautiful coloration of the fish shows that these water changes are highly appreciated. The same can be said for comparatively high water temperatures. Fish that are kept under these conditions will readily breed in the aquarium.

For our customers: the fish have code 670352 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Thomas Weidner

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred