Gymnogeophagus meridionalis

6. July 2007

If you search for a Cichlid for a society aquarium (120 l and up), G. meridionalis is almost unrestricted recommendable. Being a all eatingfish, it accepts every imaginable food, getting only approx. 10-12cm it is not growing too big and it also shows really beautiful colours. Besides it is not choosy regarding the water condition and can therefore be kept and bred in soft and sour water as well as in hard and alkaline water. It is a open breeding fish, who can produce approx. 250 eggs per clutch. There only is a small restriction for the care: G. meridionalis cannot stand constant high temperatures from 24°C and up for long. According to its home Uruguay you should keep him at room temperature or you can put it into a tank outside or into the pool from May to October. Dropping temperatures will not disturb him as long as these periods do not last longer than 4-6 weeks. Of course it will take much less food during these phase and it will also be getting much lazier. But as soon as the temperatures rise, it will again shine colourfully.(Photo & Text von T. Weidner)

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