Geophagus altamira

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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 10 inches (25cm)
Habitat: South America: Near Altamira on the Rio Xingu.
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 76-84°F (24-29°C), ph 6.5 to 7.5, dH: 5-19
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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