A new and unique cichlid: Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura


Live coloration of a male Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura

As described in the open access Neotropical Ichthyology:

Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura has been found in a large variety of habitats including shallow lakes, floodplain lakes, rivers, and streams, mainly associated with cobble, sandy or muddy substrates. Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura is an omnivore, feeding on zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, and periphyton (to a lesser extent), reducing greatly its feeding activity during autumn and winter when water temperature decreases

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