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    Question Geophagus Cichlids ---- HELP !!!

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    Can anyone tell me what these fish are like?- aggressive, peaceful ?

    compatibility with other cichlids ? are they best put in alone or in pairs ?

    any help/advice would be great

    Just doing a bit of research first


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    there are many varieties of geophagus. They are primarily a very peaceful cichlid ... but do use google and look up the profiles of the specific geo(s) you're thinking of stocking for info on their temperament and what fish will be compatible with them. You don't want to put them in a tank with bullies.
    I have 2 geos - a jurupari and one I've not yet id'd in my 90 together and they basically just ignore all the other fish and each other. You can keep them singly. A mating pair might show some aggression.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies, mystery & nerite snails
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    Surinamensis and abalios are relatively peaceful, but should ideally be kept in groups of 5 or so. There tends to be more aggression in smaller groups. With species like steindachneri, it is best to keep one male with a group of females.
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    Geophagus brasiliensis can be aggressive to other cichlids. I've read quite a few that went toe to toe against an Oscar.

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    most geos are peaceful as far as cichlids go. most like sandy bottoms so they can do their 'sifting'. lower ph acidic water, and tannins also are preferred.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    Thanks very much- do you have a link to show me several species thanks ???

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