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Scientific Name: Geophagus proximus
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Geo. Origin: Brazil and Peru
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Habitat: Riverine
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Diet: Omnivore
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Gender Differences: Monomorphic
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Breeding: Biparental Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 10"
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Temperature: 80°F
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pH: 6 - 7
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Water Hardness: Soft
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Difficulty: 3


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Fin Fish Marine biology Ray-finned fish Tail

4" fish, Rio Tefe strain
Photo Credit: Jeremy Basch


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G. proximus is not found to be abundant in nature. It has not been found in a blackwater habitat and so is tolerant of different water conditions. Females do not grow as large as males. G. proximus is ovophilous, meaning they pick up the eggs immediately after spawning.
 
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