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Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:04 pm

Goodnight my fellow cichlids lover
I'll be purchasing a brand new 75G next week?
How many geo readheads can I have?
What other cichlids can I keep with them?
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Postby Geolovers24 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:13 am

Hello my fellow cichlids lovers. My new 75G will arrive on Thursday. I currrently have a 30G. I will rehome all my fishes
I really love the geophagus redhead tapajos
How many can I have in a 75?
What other geo can I have as tankmates?
Will black sand be ok for them?
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Jdriem » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:03 am

Hi, I have a 125 Gallon 72x18, It is stocked with 8 Tapajos, 1 chocolate cichlid, 1 green severum, 1 Geo brasiliensis and plan on adding 8 giant dianos. I'm probably overstocked to be honest.

I'm not expert, but you may be ok with a group of 5 with some smaller fish like giant dianos, Buenos Aires Tetra, or maybe a few rainbow cichlids. The Tapajos are very slow growers.........
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:51 am

Thanks I'll get 4 for now and a severum
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:26 pm

Any help would be good
Thanks
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:57 pm

You should start with a group of 6-8 if buying juveniles. I'd skip the severum.
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:31 am

Ok thanks
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:04 pm

Wow I can't believe 52 people view this post but only 2 replied
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:20 pm

Well it accounts for views from folks who are not registered, so those cannot reply. This section of the forum receives less than the African ones...
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:43 pm

Thanks
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby nodima » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:44 am

Plus not all who view know the answer either.

I'd agree with others, start with 6-8 juvies, and some dithers. Based on what I've seen with mine over the past couple of years, they seem to be happiest when they are the dominant fish in the tank, and have been pushed around by others in my 125. I've slowly been removing most of the other cichlids in that tank unfortunately.
180 gal - Tanganyikan community tank: Tropheus Bemba, Synodontis Petricola, Compressiceps

125gal - South American community: Geophagus, Acara, Angels, Severum, Festivum

75gal - Planted SA tank
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks.
Maybe I can get couple boesemani rainbow
Keyhole cichlids. Their very peaceful
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby Geolovers24 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 am

Would my geos redhead tapajos have a problem with black sand
Any special requirement for them?
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby William_Wallace » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:10 pm

RHTs should be fine with a fine sand substrate (color doesn't matter). I would avoid too many "obstacles" and give them plenty of space to dig through the sand. My RHT's will sift around all my rocks and driftwood and have even hit glass (this is in 2inch substrate!).
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Re: Geo readhead tapajos

Postby nodima » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:43 am

William_Wallace wrote:RHTs should be fine with a fine sand substrate (color doesn't matter). I would avoid too many "obstacles" and give them plenty of space to dig through the sand. My RHT's will sift around all my rocks and driftwood and have even hit glass (this is in 2inch substrate!).



Interesting, mine sift sand constantly, but are not prolific "diggers". Recently I added a couple of jungle vals to their tank, and as of now, I've not had to replant them from having the substrate dug out from them.

Agree on having a lot of open sand for them to forage upon.
180 gal - Tanganyikan community tank: Tropheus Bemba, Synodontis Petricola, Compressiceps

125gal - South American community: Geophagus, Acara, Angels, Severum, Festivum

75gal - Planted SA tank
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