Geophagus altifrons

6. July 2007

Geophagus altifrons

You can surely excellently argue about taste, but the various populations of Geophagus altifrons could justly conquer a solid place among Cichlid lovers. And one of the most beautiful variants might be Geophagus altifrons “Tapajos”. Additionally, G. altifrons is an easy-to-keep cichlid. It requires aquariums with at least 500 ltr. capacity due to its size of 30cm maximum, but when being kept in such a tank it is rather undemanding to its keeper. The softer the water, the more beautifully coloured this fish is. But you can also keep it in harder water or higher pH-values without problems. Despite its size it is willing to accept dry food, frozen food must not be too coarse and without hard shells, otherwise digestive trouble might occur. As it is an eartheater, fine ground without sharp edges for burrowing must be available. It does not eat plants, but as it burrows, it is difficult to fasten plants tightly in the ground. Geophagus altifrons is a ovophile mouthbreeder, which can be even bred in a little harder water (approx. 25 ┬░dGH). (Photo & Text von T. Weidner)

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Herkunft Brasilien