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Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Wed May 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Can I do some type of geophagus and how many and of what type do you think Is the most colorful/ peaceful
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby mambee » Thu May 04, 2017 12:10 pm

Depends on how big your tank is. I keep 6 G. Altifrons is a 150 gallon tank with angels and cories. They do best in groups and grow very large. My Geos are about 9" each.

Geos are pretty peaceful and can get along with most fish. They require a sand substrate.
150 Gallon:
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90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Fri May 05, 2017 10:23 am

mambee wrote:Depends on how big your tank is. I keep 6 G. Altifrons is a 150 gallon tank with angels and cories. They do best in groups and grow very large. My Geos are about 9" each.

Geos are pretty peaceful and can get along with most fish. They require a sand substrate.

I have a 90 gallon I was thinking 4 of them?
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby mambee » Fri May 05, 2017 11:57 am

I wouldn't recommend it. Why not go for a group of Bolivian rams instead. I have 3 tanks: 17 gallon, 90 gallon and 150 gallon. The 6 Geos in the 150 are pushing it. I keep Bolivian rams and schools of tetras/rasboras in my 90, and it makes for a very peaceful tank.
150 Gallon:
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90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Fri May 05, 2017 1:32 pm

mambee wrote:I wouldn't recommend it. Why not go for a group of Bolivian rams instead. I have 3 tanks: 17 gallon, 90 gallon and 150 gallon. The 6 Geos in the 150 are pushing it. I keep Bolivian rams and schools of tetras/rasboras in my 90, and it makes for a very peaceful tank.

What type of goes do you have?
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sat May 06, 2017 9:50 am

Second post- G. Altifrons
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Sat May 06, 2017 5:26 pm

Very nice fish
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby Deeda » Sat May 06, 2017 7:29 pm

What other fish do you currently have in this tank now?
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sat May 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Deeda wrote:What other fish do you currently have in this tank now?


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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Sun May 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Iggy Newcastle wrote:
Deeda wrote:What other fish do you currently have in this tank now?


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I have a festivum that I've had for 3 years and never seem any aggression at all from him I also just got a uaru that's about 4 inches and a keyhole that's about 2 inches both are peaceful too I also have a pair of kribs in my tank that breed and had 8 fry all about 2 inches now and doing great. And a bgk that's 3 inches 2 clown loaches and 2 angelfish I have a 90 gallon tank
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby mambee » Mon May 08, 2017 12:57 pm

Uarus get huge. I used to keep them. He is going to get way too big for a 90 gallon tank. Same for BGK.
150 Gallon:
Geophagus, Angelfish
90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby The camaro show » Wed May 10, 2017 8:21 am

Okay
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Re: Could I do some type of geophagus

Postby Joey85 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:15 pm

They do best in schools.. 5 minimum.. I got a group of ten tapajos in my 180g and that’s perfect
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