Geophagus winemilleri

16. September 2009

The main distribution of Geophagus winemilleri is the southern part of Venezuela. Nevertheless most imports come from Brazil, because the species also occurs in the Rio Negro. G. winemilleri becomes often confused with G. proximus and a second, still undescribed or unidentified species. However, G. winemilleri can be identified by the dark spot on the operculum, reddish fins and four dark vertical bars on the body.
It is mentioned already in the original description of the species that the caudal fin can be spotted or striped (depending on the population?).
Geophagus winemilleri is a biparental larvophilous mouthbrooder, which is pretty easy to keep and can be even bred without too many problems.

Text & photo: Thomas Weidner

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / Bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8