SCIENTIFIC NAME / FAMILY / GENDER
Geophagus wavrini, Biodotma Wavrini
currently known from the middle and upper rio Negro basins in Brazil and Colombia, the Casiquiare system in Brazil and Venezuela, and the Orinoco watershed in Venezuela and Colombia.
Color: B. wavrini and its congener B. cupido can be separated by body shape and position of the dark blotch on the posterior portion of the flank. In B. cupido the body is relatively compact and the blotch located above the upper lateral line, whereas in B. wavrini the body is noticeably elongate and the blotch on or below the upper lateral line.Size: 10cm
Unconfirmed, though males supposedly grow larger than females and may develop slightly more-extended fins.
IDEAL CONDITIONS WATER HABITAT
||20 ° – 30 ° C
ETHOLOGY OF FISH
Unless breeding this species is surprisingly peaceful and will not predate on fishes larger than a few mm in length. Suitable tankmates are therefore too numerous to list but include most peaceful species enjoying similar environmental conditions.