Red Hump (Geophagus steindachneri)

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Remarks: Red Hump Geos (Geophagus steindachneri) require 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. They are a larger species of Geophagus and will fit well with large South American fish. 

Scientific Name: Geophagus steindachneri

Common Name: Red Hump

Max Size: 6"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

Compatibility: Large tetras, peaceful South American cichlids, catfish.

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