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    Red Humped EarthEaters
    Geophagus Steindachneri

    Org: Colombia, Venezuela
    Size: Males up to 6 inches, females half to two-thirds the size
    Diet: Omnivorous
    Sexing: Males develop large nuchal hump which females do not
    Males typically have some modest iridescent spangling (green, blue, orange) on their flanks while females are drably colored

    The Red Humped Eartheater is an excellent beginner's cichlid. Males can be agressive and dominant at times, but these fish prefer a community orientated tank. They are a harem species, which means one male to multiple females. This practice will not only curb agression, but put less stress on a single female when there are a couple more to chase. They are totally undemanding in dietary and water requirements and will spawn at a small size (1.5 - 2 inches). These are immediate mouthbrooders. Ripe females choose and clean a suitable spot (mine always choose clay pots), then solicit the male to participate. Eggs are laid a few at a time, with the female backing up to scoop them into her mouth. The male then spreads his sperm over the substrate where the eggs are being laid and she scoops this up with the next batch of eggs. Spawns typically number 30 - 50. Fry become free swimming about 10 days after spawning. Females will not eat when mouthbrooding. Females kept as a harem will ripen together and spawn nearly synchronously. Fry are large and easy to raise on crushed flakes.
    Red Humped Eartheaters are always picking at the substrate as they are sand sifters. They prefer sand bottoms but it is not necessary. When they are big enough they will actually blow sand/rocks out of their gills while sifting the substrate for food. Excellent scavenegers and will eat at every level of the tank. They can uproot plants very easily, but I've seen them kept with java fern and java moss attached to wood.

    pic #1 is a female holding eggs
    pic #2 and #3 are male eartheaters
    pic #4 is one male with two females
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    Thar she blows!!!

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    Great article Crispy!
    Mike!

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    nice 1 crispy
    angelcakes (penny)
    "The big fish eats the small one."
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    Great article!

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    After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish 
    Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa Merry Christmas - KingFisher 
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    thanks, I figured I couldn't do too badly with the eartheaters... hopefully it helps someone out... I just love geos.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Well written Crispy!
    Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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    After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish 
    Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa Merry Christmas - KingFisher 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 
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    Thought I'd add a few good shots of my male geo...
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    Thar she blows!!!

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    Nice article. I like the shots of your male. I like the geos too.

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    After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish 
    Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa Merry Christmas - KingFisher 
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy_n
    Nice article. I like the shots of your male. I like the geos too.
    I think they are underrated and don't get the recognition they deserve! You don't find them all too often around here.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Your male is a fine specimen mate, nice pics to.
    Mike!

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