Guianacara geayi

Scientific name Guianacara geayi
Descriptor Pellegrin
Year of description 1902
IUCN category NE
Family Cichlidae
Genus Guianacara
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Introduction

Guianacara geayi is a fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year

How to recognize Guianacara geayi ?

Guianacara geayi measures between 7 and 10 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

This species tends to be easily stressed: this uneasiness is characterized by the appearance of marked black bars on its whole body.

Guianacara geayi is a fish gregarious naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency . Naturally, it tends to dig into the sand and transform its environment.

Although slightly territorial, Guianacara geayi is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

Guianacara geayi is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 27 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    5.5 - 6.5
  • gh (hardness)
    1 - 8

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