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'Geophagus' crassilabris STEINDACHNER, 1876

Panamanian Eartheater

February 14th, 2013 — 4:51pm

The most essential item of d├ęcor is a soft, sandy substrate so that the fish can browse naturally (see ‘Diet’).

Coarser materials such as gravel or small pebbles can inhibit feeding, damage gill filaments and even be ingested with the potential of internal damage or blockages.

Additional furnishings ar…

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Amphilophus calobrensis (MEEK & HILDEBRAND, 1913)

Redspot Cichild

March 13th, 2012 — 1:21pm

A. calobrensis is not as common in the hobby as some other species in the genus (most notably A. citrinellus). It was considered a member of the genus Cichlasoma for some time, before being restored to its original position in Amphilophus. However it exhibits several characteristics that seem to set it apart from its congeners. As a result many experts believe it will probably be moved into a newly-erected genus at some point in the future. You may also see it listed as a member of Astatheros oc…

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