Suriname Eartheater (Geophagus proximus)

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Suriname Eartheater

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Suriname Eartheater

Geophagus proximus

Moderate

208.198 liters
208,197.648 mL
208.2 Litres (55 US G.)

9.055 in 20-23 cm (7.9-9.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

296.15 K
73.4 °F
533.07 °R
298.15 K
77 °F
536.67 °R
23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

6-8 years





Contents

Additional names

Suriname Eartheater

Additional scientific names

Chromys proxima


Origin

Sexing

Mature males will develop a nuchal hump and are larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

As their name suggests, these fish sift the substrate for food so are best kept on a soft sand substrate. Décor should consist of secure rocks and bogwood, substrate-rooting plants will not survive with these fish.

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

Videos

Juveniles:

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