|Status within Australia:
||In trouble, with less than 10 known individuals.
|This species is very similar to Geophagus sp. "Columbia / Venezuela". Both species have striped caudal fins and a red iris. Geophagus abalios has a more square and smaller lateral spot compared to Geophagus sp. "Columbia / Venezuela". Juvenile Geophagus abalios show 6-7 solid lateral bars, which split into double lateral bars as adults. (See Geophagus abalios is not always Geophagus abalios translated version to come).
Immediate ovophilous (picks up eggs immediately).
||Came into the country and has been incorrectly sold as Geophagus dicrozoster. This fish is very similar to G. abalios "Tamanaco"
http://www.amazon-exotic-import.de/Gallerie/Cichliden/Seiten/Geophagus cf. abalios Tamanaco II.htm