Origin:South-America, Peru, Loreto, Rio Huallaga system, Peru, Yurimaguas, Rio Amazonas + Rio Santiago near Caterpiza. Ecuado, Pastaza, Rio Bobonaza+Rio Pindo.
Etymology: Zygados in greek means team,pair.
First import:1920. W. R. Allen
Description:Very similar to C. rabauti. Differences are a greenish shine on the body stripes, and less red colour in this fish. Juveniles are completely different from eachother.
Care:A 80 cm tank with good filtration.No special requirements to the environment. Some plants and driftwood . Very hardy fish.
Feeding:No special requirements, will eat all food.
Size:Males 5.5 cm, females 6.5 cm
pH: 7.0-7.5 Hardness: 3-20
Breeding:A 60 cm tank will do. Temperature drop to 16 degrees with a large waterchange. Low waterlevel. 600 eggs per female are possible, eggs will be deposited on the glass, in the upper regions. Fry will hatch in 3-4 days, and can be fed artemia after another 2-3 days.
Sexual dimorphism:Males are shorter and smaller than the females.
Prices: Netherlands 5 Euro for normal fish.
Additional:Not seen very often. If it is sold in the shops it is usually misnamed as myersi or rabauti.
Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus
References:Lambourne, D.(1995); Hieronimus, H.(1997).
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