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Remarks: Geophagus sp. Red Head Tapajos is a small, relatively peaceful cichlid from rio Tapajós river in Brazil. A sandy substrate is necessary due to their earth-eating habits. They sift mouthfuls of sand through their gills, pulling out bits of food to eat. Gravel presents a very high probability of choking or refusing to eat.
Like all Geophagus, they prefer to be kept in groups of 4+ but will be okay as a breeding pair. They get along well with larger tetras and most South American cichlids.
Scientific Name: Geophagus sp.
Common Name: Red Head Tapajos
Max Size: 6"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Compatibility: Large tetras, peaceful South American cichlids, catfish.
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