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Thread: Geophagus.

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    I would really like to get into breeding Geophagus cichlids. I really love these fish. Does anyone know where I can find good supplier for them?

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    For wilds, I would get them from Jeff Rapps at Tangled up in Cichlids. That is where I got my g. sveni and neambi around a year ago. They are all healthy and very colorful. Here is a picture of one of my g sveni taken a couple months ago. In the second picture on the left you can see the picture of the neambi, which were much younger than the g. sveni when I bought them.



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    Awesome thank you. Love your tank. That is one of the reasons I want to to do geos. They won't bother an aquascape. Right now I mostly have African cichlids. They remove everything.

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    You're going to have to look at softening your water with a reverse osmosis filter if you are looking to breed them

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    What ph do geos prefer.

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    What ph do geos prefer.
    it's not about the ph, it's about the total dissolved solid value (TDS), and each species will vary, but generally you're looking at a TDS at 70-150ppm (soft water TDS) for geophagus. A water softener does not really soften water for what fish need.


    The gymnogeophagus are a different matter and will breed and produce viable young in hard water, but you need to let the aquarium go down in temperature to around 55-60f for 3-4 months, otherwise, they burn out and die around 2-3 years.

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