Geophagus sp. "Pindaré"
Status within Australia: Reasonably common. Low numbers around 2012.
Other names: Pindare

Breeding Behaviour:
Numerous horizontal rows of red stripes, striped caudal fin (can have some spotting and young fish may have a fully spotted caudal fin) and body shape is quite distinct from other members of the genus.

Larvophilous (break larvae from eggs after 24 - 48 h).
Comments: Probably the most under-rated of all geophagus, these stunning fish seem to have been forgotten in all the hype of the relatively recent introductions such as Orange Heads etc. Quite prone to bloating and HITH if kept in poor water or with more boistrous tankmates.
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Flash: No - Photographs courtesy of ozarowana.