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Argonectes longiceps (False Hemiodus, Eartheater Hemiodus)

Argonectes is a genus of halftooths from tropical South America. The False Hemiodus are similar to a Hemiodus but differ from them because they are not swimming constantly. Argonectes longiceps spend their time on the river bed sifting the sand exactly like a Geophagus.

The species is inconspicuously coloured and looks quite attractive with its black and white tail fin pattern. They are peaceful animals which, in contrast to the closely related Hemiodus species, have a normal, i.e. horizontal swimming posture, while Hemiodus typically swim with their heads upwards.

With their small mouths Argonectes will pick up food particles from the ground, see below for more feeding information.

The maximum length given in the scientific literature is approx. 25 cm standard length.

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Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 8-9cm, Price: £17.95 View shop

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful fish but it can intimidate much smaller or more quiet species with its activity and size.

It makes an ideal shoaling species for the larger Amazon biotope setup, where it can be combined with similarly-sized characins, cichlids such as Geophagus, Satanoperca and Heros, catfish and Loricariids.

Best to be kept in a group, they will accept most live, frozen and dried foods.

Family Group: Characins
Distribution Amazon River
Temperature 23-27°C
Size 25CM
Water Parameters Hard and slightly acidic
Water PH 6.0-7.0
Schooling Fish Yes
Sociability Peaceful
Water Chemistry less than pH 7 - acidic
Care Level Easy
Diet Adaptable

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