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Geophagus sp. Gurupi
Category: Cichlids - South American - Geophagines
Price: £18.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 10 in stock
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Diet: Special Needs
1st time @ Wildwoods new F1 german bred
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Geophagus sp. Gurupi
A pair forming species, these are a stunning Geophagus have origins tracing back to South America, Brazil.
They do require a soft, sandy substrate so that they can browse naturally for food.This is because they are are benthophagous. This means they take food in by taking in mouthfuls of substrate which is then sifted through to search for edible items with the remaining material expelled via the gill openings and mouth.
Therefore coarser materials like gravel or small pebbles can inhibit feeding. This the of substrate could even damage gill filaments and be ingested, causing internal damage.
Water quality is of the utmost importance since these cichlids are extremely susceptible to deteriorating water quality and swings in chemical parameters so should never be introduced to a biologically immature aquarium.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This species is surprisingly peaceful and will not predate on fishes larger than a few millimetres in length.
Best avoided are aggressive or territorial substrate-dwelling species, or those requiring harder water.
Best kept in groups of 4 so reduce the chances of the weaker ones being a target of excessive antagonism by the more dominant individuals.
They thrive on a variety of high quality, fine-grade prepared foods plus small live or frozen bloodworm, Tubifex, Artemia, mosquito larvae, etc.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water PH||PH 6-7|