South American Cichlids • Most avid Earth eater

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Most avid Earth eater

Postby Stiphodon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:58 am

Hi all I know that there are lots of different species of Geophagus but I was wandering if anyone knows what is the most active earth eater as I find the behaviour really cute and fascinating :D
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Re: Most avid Earth eater

Postby zimmy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:56 pm

I only have experience with Geophagus Redhead Tapajos but they are plenty active and very interesting to observe in a large group. I find them to be almost like a slightly calmer tropheus in their activity level.
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Re: Most avid Earth eater

Postby Joey85 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:11 pm

I agree with zimmy,
I haven’t had much experience with other geos but I have a group of 10 tapajos and they are funny to watch.. very active constantly sifting thru sand and just buzzing around the tank.. they do seem to ‘bicker’ amongst themselves a bit which is quite funny to watch, mine are just starting to come into maturity so there colours are starting to show
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