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Scientific Name: Geophagus abalios
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Geo. Origin: Orinoco river system
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Habitat: Riverine
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Diet: Omnivore
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Gender Differences: Monomorphic
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Breeding: Biparental Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 10"
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Temperature: 80°F
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pH: < 7
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Water Hardness: Soft
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Difficulty: 3


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Adult male

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Adult male

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Adult

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Wild alpha male
Photo Credit: John DiMeglio




Comments:
This recently described species has a strong resembalence to G. surinamensis. It is believe to be pictured on page 148 of the Thomas Weidner book - "South American Eartheaters". The name abalios is an indication of the lack of markings on the face.
 
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