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Old 23-03-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Geopagus sp. Tapajos "Orange head"

Geopagus sp. Tapajos "Orange head"

Scientific Name: Geophagus sp. "Tapajos Orange Head"

Size :25 cm/10 inches

PH : 6

Habitat : Rio Tapajos, South America

Temp : 25-28 c/78 f

Food : Carnivore, frozen foods, bloodworm.

Tank: 350 liters/95 gallons minimum with fine sand and lots of roots.

Gender Differences : Monomorphic

Breeding : Biparental Mouthbrooder. Substate spawner/mouth brooder

Temperament : Peaceful

Conspecific Temperament : Mildly Aggressive

Water Hardness : Soft

Comments:A very colorful Geophagus and great for the beginner. As with most 'Geos', rowdy tankmates should be avoided. This species is is a delayed ovophilous mouthbrooder. In some circumstances, the male will not share in brood care.


Wild caught male


Pair guarding fry.



Information gathered from
http://www.thecichlidgallery.com and http://www.cichlid-forum.com.

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Old 23-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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Thnx for sharing, comprehensive details
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Old 23-03-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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An interesting article from Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society on the breeding of Geophagus sp. Tapajos Red Heads as below in pdf format.

Breeding Geophagus sp. Tapajos Red Heads
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Old 24-03-2008, 01:51 AM   #4
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Their colours are vibrant during breeding season.
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Solid looking fishes....even juvenile ones without the red head displays a prominent black spot....really something...
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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me too found them very nice when first seen in Taipei LFS....brought them at impulse...handcarry back...& from that these are very common here...

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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Hey bro... the pieces from you colour beginning to show already... only 2 inch but having a slight pinkish tinge already... thanks...
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Old 14-06-2008, 01:11 AM   #8
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Sharing an adult RHTs video. Link as below :

Adult RHTs in 4ft tank.
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Old 14-06-2008, 02:52 AM   #9
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Nice fishes..can be very beautiful indeed.
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Old 14-06-2008, 03:15 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Nice fishes..can be very beautiful indeed.
Wah!!! so nice ah bro..
eh next time come your house view leh...
You free tomorrow night?
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