Red Hump Eartheater (Geophagus steindachneri)

$7.99

One of the smaller species of South American eartheater, the Red Hump Eartheater is found throughout Western Colombia and possibly into the middle Orinoco drainage, where it inhabits a variety of habitats. A hardy and adaptable species, they tend to take prepared foods better than some of their more delicate relatives but like all Geophagus prefer a fine sand substrate to sift through. A social fish when young, they can become aggressive and territorial when they are large enough to form pairs and spawn.

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Description

Red Hump Eartheater (Geophagus steindachneri)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Omnivore and insect eater, will usually accept frozen and prepared diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 6″+
Recommended Tank Size: 50 Gallon+
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm