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  1. Default Need help with Geophagus.


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    Okay, excuse me for not being online for a while but that's an whole other story.
    The thing is i just recently got two Geophagus species from someone who couldn't take care of them anymore due to tank size, and the problem is that the male seems to constantly chase the female, forcing her to stay in the upper corners of the tank.
    What is the best thing to do, do i add one or two females or do i seperate them or get rid of them alltogether would be a shame to let them go since i really like these fish.
    Not so sure what kind of Geophagus they are, any help?
    P.S. i know i should change the substrate, working on it.
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    Depends what species it is, as certain species will easily outgrow your tank if it is the 55G you've stated in your signature. Best to rehome them both to be on safe side.
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    I think i've seen them at my LFS a couple of weeks ago, i'll go and ask them what they exactly are.
    Only news i got is that the male seems to chase much less than yesterday, he's still chasing her from time to time though and even if he's not the female seems to be so afraid of him that she still flees if he comes near her.
    The male is 10 cm and the female is around 8-9 cm as of now so i think it's safe to say that if they will grow larger(around 15cm) they should go to someone with a larger tank.
    15 Gallon Tarantula tank - Completed. - 1x Lasiodora parahybana
    55 Gallon South-America tank - Neverending. - 10x Nannostomus trifasciatus, 4x Corydoras aeneus, 2x Megalechis thoracata, 2x Acarichthys heckelii
    15 Triassic tank - Planning started. - Possibly a healthy group of Triops cancriformis

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    This is Acarichthys heckelii which isnt considered a true eartheater, strictly speaking. You can try adding more females if the tank size permits. Scaping to break up line of sight also works, but ultimately you may need to rehome them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    This is Acarichthys heckelii which isnt considered a true eartheater, strictly speaking. You can try adding more females if the tank size permits. Scaping to break up line of sight also works, but ultimately you may need to rehome them.
    Thanks alot, now i know what they are, turns out i have two females but the bullying has stopped and since they get around 20cm i think it's wise to find a new home for them.
    Thanks alot guys!
    15 Gallon Tarantula tank - Completed. - 1x Lasiodora parahybana
    55 Gallon South-America tank - Neverending. - 10x Nannostomus trifasciatus, 4x Corydoras aeneus, 2x Megalechis thoracata, 2x Acarichthys heckelii
    15 Triassic tank - Planning started. - Possibly a healthy group of Triops cancriformis

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