Gymnogeophagus meridionalis

11. July 2011

Currently we have magnificent (German pond bred!) specimes of that cichlid, which is almost a dwarf cichlid (our fish are between 5-7 cm long and fully mature and in colour) in stock. There is still no agreement among the specialized aquarists, if this form represents a population of Gymnogeophagus meridionalis, G. rhabdotus or if the fish belong to a still undescribed new species. In the literature this population is also named “Gymnogeophagus sp. Rosario II” or “Gymnogeophagus sp. Arco Iris”. Read more about this fantastic cichlid under

For our customers: the fish have code 679813 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Gymnogeophagus: from ancient Greek, means “naked Geophagus”, referring to the unscaled snout. Geophagus is another genus of cichlid. meridionalis: Latin, means “southern”. rhabdotus: from ancient Greek, means “striped”.

Suggestion of a common name: Small rainbow eartheater

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-7