C. H. Bishop (4)
Frants Lehmann (2 stamps) Sandy
Milne (1) Allan James (1)
Vedran Cuncic (1) Ivan Sokol (2)
Hans-Georg Evers (1) Benny
Hubel Hansen (2)
The first 4 images are of
specimens that were caught in a little creek in Corrientes
province, about 400 km to the north of Paraná
City Northern Argentina by the Image Contributor,
Carlos H. Bishop. The last two thumbnails show the
original form of C. aeneus from the Island
of Trinidad kept and bred by the Image Contributor,
Benny Hubel Hansen. Placed in Lineage 7 alongside
other members of the so called "aeneus group"
with the designated type species: C. eques.
A revision in the future would constitute the resurrection
of the genus name Osteogaster. Aquarium
Care: Will do well in a community setup with
smaller tank mates such as Rasboras and Tetra's. Do
not house with aggressive species or large Cichlids.
Reproduction: Like to lay their eggs (300
or more) in the direct flow of a filter usually high
up on the glass where the flow strikes. Eggs will
hatch in 3 to 4 days and will use up their yolksac
after 3 days. Diet: The fry after
3 days feed on infusoria then on to microworm, fry
flake, then progress on to Brine Shrimp naupli. Adults
can be fed the usual good quality flake food, frozen
bloodworm, tablet foods, white and grindal worms.
a few different varieties over a wide distribution
discovered since the original first species was captured
in the island of Trinidad, this the type species of
C. aeneus. All these these other varieties may
be reclassified in the future.