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Geophagus Rio Tapajos

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:31 pm
by dpien
Dear all,
Full circle, I have returned to South Africa and managed to source a small group of Geophagus Tapajos youngsters here to look after. Any advice on keeping this magnificent undescribed species? Please can anyone let me know the 'markings' difference between the Red Head and Orange Head strains? The juvenile ones' I found were imported from Sri Lanka. Very few South American cichlids available here so I'm well chuffed even though I miss England already for the variety of choices available... :D
Dan

Re: Geophagus Rio Tapajos

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:36 pm
by dpien
Oh yes, forgot to mention I plan to keep some coral red pencilfish. Might these be compatible with a largeish eartheater?

Re: Geophagus Rio Tapajos

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:12 am
by roger
As far as I am aware "Orange Head" and "Red Head" are exactly the same fish, just a variation in the name. The head of all those I have kept have describable as both depending on mood and light.

Everything that normally applies to Geos applies. Keep them as a small group, sand substrate. They will eat anything, including I suspect, Coral Red Pencilfish which will easily fit in their mouths.

Re: Geophagus Rio Tapajos

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm
by dpien
Many thanks for the reply and for clarifying this, Roger.
Even as young fish they truly are exceptionally beautiful.