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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Cichlids - South American - Geophagines> Geophagus sp. Gurupi


Geophagus sp. Gurupi

Category: Cichlids - South American - Geophagines

Size: 7-8cm

Price: £18.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Sociability: Peaceful

Diet: Special Needs


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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 7-8cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil
Temperature 26-29C
Size 16CM
Water PH PH 6-7