Geophagus sp. „Rio Sao Francisco“

8. September 2009

This pearl cichlid from the Rio São Francisco can reach a total length of about 25 cm and thus should be kept in relatively large aquaria of 400 litres and more. Although pearl cichlids are known to be relatively aggressive this particular species is quite peaceful if the tank is large enough. Even when taking broodcare other tankmates are not bitten and can swim freely through the tank. However, only one pair can be kept if the tank is not giantic.
Like all Geophagus of the pearl cichlid group this species is easy to keep and breeds even in a little bit harder water.

Text & photo: Thomas Weidner

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-7