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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby karpomatic1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:21 pm

Don't forget Geophagus Winemilleri. I have 3 in a 125 gal.
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby Granamyr » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:27 pm

karpomatic1 wrote:Don't forget Geophagus Winemilleri. I have 3 in a 125 gal.


Those are great fish but they get much larger than 6"
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4 Threadfin Acara 7 Apistogramma Baenschi 7 Emperor Tetras
1 Blue Phantom Pleco (L128)
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby karpomatic1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:56 am

Granamyr wrote:
karpomatic1 wrote:Don't forget Geophagus Winemilleri. I have 3 in a 125 gal.


Those are great fish but they get much larger than 6"


Which is why I only have 3 with 2 flagtails in a 125. I have to make sure they're well fed. One started picking off my Glowlight Tetras.
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby mambee » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:15 am

I have 6 altifrons in a 150 gallon tank which are huge. They keep company with 6 angelfish and about 50 cories plus some BNPs. They are smart enough to not try to eat the cories. I would trust them with large bodied tetras but not any snack size tetras. Geos are pretty mellow cichlids.
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby RobsFishTank » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:36 pm

My tank is less than half that size.

How about suggesting something more appropriate to the topic at hand so as to not confuse me?
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby karpomatic1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:52 pm

RobsFishTank wrote:My tank is less than half that size.

How about suggesting something more appropriate to the topic at hand so as to not confuse me?


Of course, Sorry. Perhaps this will help:
http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/picking-the-right-eartheater-for-your-tank-full-article.htm
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby RobsFishTank » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:33 pm

You both have helped me out a lot and I thank you. It seems I found some bad info the last time I was looking into Geos. As sometimes happens when researching, plans change and I won't be doing them as my main fish for this tank. I think some other small South or Central American cichlids might suit the bill.
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby Granamyr » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:26 pm

RobsFishTank wrote:You both have helped me out a lot and I thank you. It seems I found some bad info the last time I was looking into Geos. As sometimes happens when researching, plans change and I won't be doing them as my main fish for this tank. I think some other small South or Central American cichlids might suit the bill.


Good luck with what you decide to set up. Let us know what you decide to get, pictures are always fun to see :)
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Re: Geophagus Tank

Postby karpomatic1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Little sucker got another one.
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