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Geophagus parnaibae is a species of cichlid native to South America, particularly found in the Parnaíba River basin in Brazil. This fish is known for its peaceful temperament and its suitability for community tanks with other non-aggressive fish species. Here are the specific care details for Geophagus parnaibae:
Temperature: Geophagus parnaibae thrives in tropical water conditions, with the ideal temperature ranging between 75 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 28 degrees Celsius). Maintaining a stable and suitable temperature is crucial for their well-being.
Minimum Tank Size: For Geophagus parnaibae, a tank size of at least 55 gallons is recommended to provide ample space for their natural behaviors and growth. Larger tanks are even better, especially when keeping them in a group.
Feeding Habits: They are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods including high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and even some vegetable matter. Offering a diverse diet ensures their nutritional needs are met.
Habitat Preference: These fish prefer an aquarium setup that replicates their natural environment. A sandy substrate is ideal as they like to sift through it. Provide caves, driftwood, and plants (though they might uproot them) for hiding places and territorial boundaries.
Water pH Level: Geophagus parnaibae thrives in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH ranging between 6.5 to 7.5.
Behavior: They are generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially during breeding. They are known to sift through the substrate, searching for food and establishing territories. They may also rearrange the aquarium substrate.
These fish are generally social and thrive better in groups, preferably in pairs or more. When kept alone, they might become stressed or aggressive.
- Regular water changes are essential to maintain good water quality.
- They are known to exhibit interesting parental care behaviors.
- Provide adequate filtration as they can be messy due to their substrate sifting behavior.
It's important to note that while the above guidelines provide a general overview, individual fish might have specific preferences or behaviors. Observing and responding to the specific needs of the fish in your care is crucial for their health and well-being.
Species TypeGeophagus Cichlid
Minimum Tank Size55 Gallons
Water pH LevelAcidic, Neutral
Habitat PreferenceDriftwood, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks, Sandy Tanks
BehaviourSemi-aggressive, Community Fish
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