Suriname Eartheater (Geophagus proximus)

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Suriname Eartheater

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Suriname Eartheater

Geophagus proximus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

20.1-23.1cm (7.9-9.1 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

6-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Suriname Eartheater

Additional scientific names

Chromys proxima


Origin

Sexing

Mature males will develop a nuchal hump and are larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

As their name suggests, these fish sift the substrate for food so are best kept on a soft sand substrate. Décor should consist of secure rocks and bogwood, substrate-rooting plants will not survive with these fish.

Behaviour

Identification

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