The Geo. Steindachneri is a very peaceful fish, and can even be kept with tetras like Emperors and Congos. They only show aggression during territorial fights. The get their name mainly from the males who later on when they get their hump, it has a faded reddish colour to it. These guys are always swimming around looking for food at the bottom so bottom food is a must.
Common Name Redhump Eartheater, Redhump Geophagus
Scientific Name Geophagus Steindachneri
Size 15cm
Origin South America, found in Rio Magdalena and in tributaries in Colombia and Venuzuela
Tank Setup Cichlid setup, live with peaceful fishes and other cichlids.
Temperature 20 – 27 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous, tend to be happy with just pellets and flakes.
Gender The males are larger and more colourful and have an egg spot on each corner of the mouth. The males also have the Nuchal Hump on the forehead.