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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Characins - Miscellaneous> False Hemiodus Eartheater Hemiodus Argonectes longiceps
False Hemiodus Eartheater Hemiodus Argonectes longiceps
Category: Characins - Miscellaneous
Price: £17.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 6 in stock
Schooling Fish: Yes
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Care Level: Easy
1st Time at Wildwoods!
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water Parameters||Hard and slightly acidic|