Geophagus sp. 'tapajos orange head'

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This immensely colorful South American cichlid (family Cichlidae) is found in the Rio Tapajos, a tributary of the Amazon river. This species is a fascinating earth eater.

Care tips

  • Black water, acidic
  • Best in a group
  • Sand mandatory
  • High temperatures is preferred
  • Omnivore

Geophagus sp. is also known by Geophagus sp. 'tapajos orange head'.

Below you can find a photo collection from the orange head group that my father have kept with successful breeding attempts.

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Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were probably taken between 2006 and 2008. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

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