Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

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Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by maccichlid » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:35 am

Hi,

just a short question:

does anyone know from which river / area G. spec. "Panta Rhei" is from?
I'm talking about these guys... :-)
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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by Vee » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:20 pm

I swear this is the African cichlid hub not the South American hub

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by Vee » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:21 pm

oh sorry woops cichlid companion room, i thot otherwise

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by maccichlid » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:10 pm

ok guys,

forget my question...

i just got the answer from another source. :-)
they are from rio tapajos.

... and my F1 are growing quite well. there is already some interaction between the males and females... :-)

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by jamntoast3 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:50 pm

be sure to post some pics as they grow and colour up!

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by maccichlid » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:15 am

i'll do my very best!

the problem is that they are extremely shy. i keep them together with some Heros spec "Rio Negro" (looks like efasciatus-type up tp now...), Geophagus sveni "Araguaia" and a few Poecilia salvatoris (never shy, always looking for food... :-) ) of the same size. When i sneak into the fishroom i can see them all swimming around, but as soon as the G. spec. Panta Rhei have spotted me, they disappear in the background, behind stones or under the log. It's soooo frustrating...

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by maccichlid » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:31 am

surprise, surprise...

guess what i found today!? A pair of G. spec. "Panta Rhei / Rio Teles Pires" with some fry. The parents have about 6.5 cm (female) and 7.5 cm (male) total length. So small and already mature...
I didn't do anything unusual in order to trigger the spawning. They live in a 540 l tank, the water has a medium hardness and a neutral pH, food: glassworms, black and red mosquito larvae, daphnia and spirulina flakes.
I think I'll leave the fry with the parents this time - they need to practice. Next time i'll save some babies... at the moment that's not urgent, since Panta Rhei Aquatics still sells some F1 of that species. :-)

greetings from austria
Joerg

PS: for some great underwater pics of this species check Oliver Lucanus' book, chapter 10, pages 160/161 (german edition).
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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by jamntoast3 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:41 pm

right on, good choice leaving some in there especially when they are so young. give em a chance to get some more size on them

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Re: Geophagus spec. "Panta Rhei"

Post by BillFrank » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:57 pm

Wow, those are show stoppers when they get a bit bigger. It's a shame they don't ship to the U.S.
Would love to get my hands on a few of those..Congrats on the spawning!

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