Geophagus, Gymnogeophagus, Satanoperca & Guianacara
The Earth Eaters and Their Allies
David Midgley 2001 - Geophagines are amongst the most commonly
kept south American cichlids. Without doubt they are one of the most
popular groups of south American cichlids in general, being far more
peaceful than their central American cousins. For all species a fine
substrate on the base of the tank is a prerequisite as Geophagines
enjoy sand-sifting as their common name, the earth eater, suggests.
Six species are available in Australia, this article will,
hopefully, give a brief introduction and a little information on
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These species are available in Australia.
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