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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Update on my Geophagus Altifrons male

Took a photo of my big male, someone on another site reminded me I needed to update. He's SUCH a stud



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wow great photo! beautiful!

ps - you live in Northridge? that's my hometown! Porter Ranch
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ha ha, I am actually in Porter Ranch too, right above the golf course What r u doing in Finland of all places?


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He is gorgeous!!!
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Beautiful animal. Is he aggressive at all?
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quite a stud, but also rather effeminate looking.
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Fantastic! He's so healthy and vibrant.

Are those Columbian tetras behind him?
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Nightstop, no, not aggressive at all, big, but zero aggression.

Jessica, yeah, about 2 dozen in the tank, they are big.

mac, he is secure in his "metrosexual" beauty


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lol. great comeback.
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Great finnage on the Cichlid.

BTW, I like the 'F-16' formation the three Cory's behind him made.
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ha ha, Raul, just noticed it too.

There are so many of them in the tank (about 30-40, who really knows) that I can't get a shot of any fish w/out them being in the shot, unless the fish are higher up in the water column. Well , the Geos just dont do that.


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About how big is that guy? What do you think would be a comfortable tank size for a pair?

He's gorgeous by the way.
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He's about 8-9" TL. He is in a 180g planted tank along with another one his size and 5 juvies, plus some Columbian Tetras and a ton of corydoras. A pair is good in a 60g. They need fine sand, to sift. Nothing abbraisive. I use 3M Colorquartz, which is a pefect product for them. They are 100 non-aggressive, and are very shy. They are also not easy to obtain, mine are wild stock from an importer in Florida, fishfarmUSA. Most of the Suri- race geos sold in US are mass produced, who-knows-what species that never get to look like that. Dont buy the LFS geos, get them from a breeder or wildcaught.


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About how big is that guy? What do you think would be a comfortable tank size for a pair?

He's gorgeous by the way.
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Paradise, beautiful fish! What kind of foods do you feed these guys? And is the water pretty soft as I googled and see they come from around British Guyana in SA?





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