Gymnogeophagus Balzanii

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by btate617, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    These were all taken before I got a decent camera so bare with me......

    I like these guys because of the great difference in appearence from male to female.
    I let a buddy borrow them to spawn them, he works out of town and came home to a pond I too have been looking for more.







  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I LOVE them! Yep, on my list. Now to find a breeder.

    Is 70 a good temp for them in the winter and up it to 78 during the spring and summer?

    You do realize that you enable me to find species that I can't even pronounce, right?:;laughing I should've taken Latin instead of Spanish.
  3. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    Wow, they both look stunning ^^ Congrats on such beautiful fish ;)

  4. fishingman001

    fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    great looking fish btate.
  5. kacieValued MemberMember

    Love those Balzani. My lfs has one but it is missing it's gill covering. Still cute though.
  6. Toddnbecka

    ToddnbeckaValued MemberMember

    Nice looking fish, but I'm leaning toward G. norte.
  7. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Brian. :;hi2 Beautiful fish and great photos as always. I love the female photo where she is peeping out from behind the terracotta pot. Too cute! I always appreciate it when you share your fish with us!
  8. kacieValued MemberMember

    Yes, ToddnBecka i have a nice trio of Ex-Meridionalis, very pretty fish, less aggressive than Balzani.
  9. OP

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. I would try for 74* normally and anything under 68* or so for the winter and you should be fine. I have kept the Gymno's at 78* and have found they do way better around 74*, but thats just my opinion.

    Thank you.



    Huh??? Are you talking about the first pic? The first pic the fish in the middle of the pic looks like a Norte, but it is a Gymnogeophagus n. sp. Blue Neon. And the Balzanii is in the upper right. I have no Norte.....

    Thanks Ken, thats where they always did their business....
  10. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks for the heads up! I trust your opinion very much:;hug2

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