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Geophagus steindachneri

Species: Geophagus steindachneri
Common Name: Redhump eartheater
Note: The Geophagus belong to a species complex loosely defined as surinamensis. There is still confusion in identifying each species. Each needs are basically the same.
Size: Up to 8 inches (20cm)
Habitat: South America: Magdalena, Cauca and Sinú River basins in Colombia, Limón River in Venezuela.
Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 75 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous, Accepts all live, flake and frozen.
Behavior: Peaceful toward other species. Likes to dig in the substrate.
Water: Temperature 76-80°F (24-26°C), ph 6.5 to 7.0, dH: 5-15
Care: Medium, needs frequent partial water changes.
Communities: Excellent, usually will not bother any other tankmates. No overly aggressive tankmates like Oscars.
Suitability: Good for a beginner.

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