How big do Geophagus get?

Geophagus Surinamensis Stats

How big do Geophagus get?

Geophagus Surinamensis Stats

Family: CHICLIDAE
Size: Up to 12 inches (30cm)
Habitat: South America, Saramacca and Suriname Rivers in Suriname; Marowijne River in Suriname and French Guiana.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon or larger recommended.
Diet: Omnivorous, live, frozen, and flake. Bottom Feeder, sinking food.

What fish can go with Geophagus?

The Geophagus Tapajos gets along well with tetras and most other South American cichlids, including the Red Spotted Severum and Keyhole Cichlid.

What fish can go with geophagus?

How many Geophagus should be kept together?

You may be able to get away with 1 male and 3 females if you are able to find a median between heavy planting and wood and ample swimming space. I’d suggest 10 juveniles and see what works. You may be able to do even more females, but it’s highly unlikely that you will be successful in a 4′ tank with multiple males.

Are geophagus Mouthbrooders?

The South American maternal mouthbrooders are all members of the subfamily Geophaginae (commonly known as “eartheaters” on account of their substrate-sifting feeding mode) such as Gymnogeophagus balzanii and Geophagus steindachneri. Biparental mouthbrooding occurs where both parents take some of the eggs.

Where do altifrons live?

They are native to various rivers and streams within the Amazon River basin of South America. Like other Geophagus species, the Altifrons will continuously sift through sand in search of food.

How to keep Geophagus altifrons in the home aquarium?

How to successfully keep Geophagus altifrons in the home aquarium. Altifrons require an aquarium of at least 55 gallons and should be provided with a fine, sand substrate and multiple places where they can find shelter (driftwood, rock structures, or dense vegetation).

Is there a difference between male and female Geophagus altifrons?

Altifrons also have (to varying intensity) a black ocellus spot on and below their upper lateral line. Although a difficult species to sex, the males are generally larger than females. How to successfully keep Geophagus altifrons in the home aquarium.

What kind of fish is Geophagus abalios?

Geophagus abalios, G. dicrozoster and G. winemilleri (Perciformes: Cichlidae), three new species from Venezuela. Morphology, molecules, and character congruence in the phylogeny of South American geophagine cichlids (Perciformes, Labroidei). Trophic guilds of fishes in sandbank habitats of a Neotropical river.