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  1. New pickup from Smith's Aquarium. Only been in a few hours, but has already tought me that proper Geophagus certainly sift a lot more sand than my Heckelii Seems to have settled in nicely. Little guy is ballastic, very hard to get photos of.
  2. what breed off Geophagus are around in the Brisbane / sunshine coast I know there's Orange Head Tapajos just missed Sebastian lot and I know ozmo has them as well and there are some rio pin dares out there to but what other r out there
  3. After trying for a fair while to get these to breed and having no luck with a pair that have failed 4 times now. Decided to put two random CV's from my 8ft display. 4 days later, what do you know they are holding!! Fast forward a few weeks and we have fry! Hard to get decent photos. From a phone and low light in the shed. Original pair have another mouthful but I don't hold high hopes. Most likely 5th failed attempt. Cheers Gary
  4. .Hi guys! I'm hoping you might be able to help me out. My husband and I have a 650L tank with a variety of fish in it at the moment. My favourites however are the three Geophagus that he bought me for my birthday. I have one male and two females. They've been pretty easy to look after so far and I haven't had any problems with them. But now one of my females is looking quite ill and I can't find much information. She's looking very pale and very bloated. She is also kind of floating around the tank rather than swimming. (she's not floating upside down or on her side. But she is hovering near the top of the tank rather than down near the bottom where she normally swims and she's quite slow). She also seems to be taking in a lot of water, her mouth is gulping a lot. I thought at first she might be pregnant, but the male isn't showing any signs of raising young and I can't see any eggs or fry in the females mouth. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!
  5. Just thought I would start a thread to see what geos are still available in aus. If it's been done before could someone link me in the right direction. It seems that there popularity is growing again so it would be a great time to know what's here. I would also like to get as many species as possible before they fade away again, so start breeding them up lol THE LIST; Geophagus orange head tapajos Geophagus orange head arugiga Geophagus steindachneri Geophagus brachybranchus Geophagus sp rio branco Geophagus brasiliensis Geophagus cf Argyrostictus Geophagus alfritons Geophagus alfritons aripuauana I Geophagus alfritons aripuauana II Geophagus abalios Geophagus pindare Geophagus sp columbia venezuela Santoperca luecostica Gymnophoagus balzinii Biotodoma cupido Acarichthys hecklii Some of my spelling may be wrong lol If anyone knows of others I will add them to the list, if you don't want everyone to know what you have you could pm me and I will add them. Please only guaranteed sightings. Cheers mick
  6. Hi all, got some red humps yesterday and had to share a pic, there is a pair and a smaller one and the female is about ready to drop. Cheers mick
  7. Does anyone know of any copies of South American earth eaters by Thomas wiedner That are around or would anyone consider lending me a copy or sell a copy at a reasonable price please. I looked on Amazon and had a coronary when i seen the price. Any help appreciated, i should have bought the last copy at aoa a few years ago. Thanks in advance. Cheers mick
  8. G'day all, just wondering if anybody has kept Geos with BTMS? I had a quick search through the forum but couldn't find this topic being brought up recently. I've kept my Callos (Tang sand sifters) with the moon sand no worries but I'm just wondering, with Geos' overactive sifting day & night, would the BTMS be ok with them? I run my hands through it & although if feels slightly rough it doesn't feel sharp like the coal slag "sands" or other coarse sand but would like a few opinions please. Don't wanna damage their gills if it will be too rough for them...
  9. Ok so it looks like I have been bitten by the Geophagus appreciation bug and Baaaaad. So bad that I am seriously considering redoing my new tank set up now to suit these beautiful little buggers. Changing over the substrate shouldn't be too hard after I take out my current stock and stash 'em while I add new substrate. Would my current stock be compatible at all? 3 Honey Dwarf Gouramis, 3 Widow Tetras, 3 Pakistani Loaches, 3 BN's and 15 Neons that I know would become food very quickly but I could move them to my Shrimp tank and the others to my new gold fish tank which will be 24x18x18inches. I also have a 20L bucket full of crushed coral that I can add in to buffer or bulk up. Photo below of my current substrate: 5mm river gravel, There is approximately 130kg of the stuff in the tank. I was aiming for an Angel Tank but now I want (at least 6) Geos too and a second big tank (3 foot plus) is not an option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This will happen I just need to make sure I do it right and not tick off the Mrs in the process. I have already been in trouble for looking at new substrate tonight. The plus is she likes the way these babies look so I'm halfway there, just have to get her past the redecoration. Also my build thread here
  10. Im a fan of the Geos and i just happened to come across these guys while internet wave catchin.... 2 varieties that I hadnt seen or didnt know about and have to say...nice fish... Im guessing they are not here...if they are :eyebrows: do share!! This guy here is my favourite I have to say and I reckon its the sexiest variety Ive seen.. Geophagus Winemilleri.. And then these guys.... Geophagus Dicrozoster... And as I mentioned..if you know of any around i am very interested especially the Geo.Winemilleri !!
  11. Hi I'm working on a talk and want to find out what is actually still around after the glory days of the Geo influx around 10 years ago If you don't want info posted on the forum you can PM me if you have info and or pics of Geo species that are still around please let me know this is mainly for Surinamensoid species, but also for Gymnogeophagines, Biotodoma and Satanaperca I would be glad to hear it .... even rumours your perogative if you want to be credited with helping and pic credit I also want to try and update the Tapajos V Araquaia 1 debate If you know Japes I would appreciate him contacting me for access of the Eartheaters Australia site for reference I intend to post a transcript of the talk when it's all finished or the first part of a 2 part talk depending on the data I have next month love a deadline I know there are still a lot of people out there that are wondering what is the state of the hobby with these fish and I've decided that I will try and short list something that may keep hopes up that they haven't all disappeared or been blended due to falling out of favour and of using dumb assed common names when traded in the hobby instead of locale or species names thanks in advance
  12. Just got the tank on Tuesday, absolutely stoaked with how it looks in its new place.. had three heckelii before the move and acquired my old two surinamensis and another heck off my friend as he was shutting his tank down... they dont even know themselves and my rams are loving the hollows and caves in the wall.. pretty amateur with the camera, cant seem to get the shutter speed right.. its a nikon coolpix p500
  13. Hi Guys I 'think' I might have figured out how to sex Red Horse Face Geos but looking for a far more experienced second opinion. .... does having a slightly more pointed bottom edge on the tail fin provide a reasonable indication for a male fish?
  14. As per the title. Was thinking of changing my 8ft to eartheaters or a school of geo's. Does anyone know of anyone who sells multiple species as getting them one at a time makes it really difficult. Also looking for fish that would top out at max 20cm. So braziliensis is out. Thanks in advance. Regy227
  15. Hi guys As per title, I would like to set up a 4x18x20 tank with American cichlids. After some reading it seems like Geophagus Tapajos Orange head might be a good choice as they don't get too big. Can you please give me advice on the substrate (I don't want sand as they tend to get sucked into the filter), the decor, tankmates and most importantly who breed good quality Geophagus Tapajos Orange head? Your advice is appreciated Cheers Toan
  16. Hi Guys I bought this fish a few months ago afte rbeing advised it was an Orange Headed Geophagus Tapajo However I'm not seeing any colour yet Is some one able to confirm it is what was sold to me? Thanks
  17. hi everyone, i know a guy selling 10-15cm geophagus surinamensis for $30each is that a good price?? Sorry im new to forum and im into Geophagus so thought i would ask..
  18. anyone seen this before? 3 red dots on the lower jaw and and red mark up the gill plate, then a red area around the start of the lateral line i've never seen this before but recently changed their diet to a high protien (50%) food instead of a medium protien (35%) food, thats all i can think of but if anyone has a better suggestion please let me know cheers, joel.
  19. Hi all, Hope someone can help. Has anyone found/know where to find the above for eartheaters. Also avaliablity in our great country Cheers Duncan
  20. Can't really believe I'm doing this, but I have for sale my quite large male Geophagus altifrons "Tocantins" variant 1. Absolutely stunning specimen, very attached to this fish because it's so perfect. Will only sell to an established colony so it can reproduce, and is the reason for sale as I don't have the space at this stage to keep an adult colony of my own. Sale type: EOI - I reserve the right to not sell, or choose who they go to. Type: Geophagus altifrons "Tocantins" Australian Variant 1 (Link) Quantity: 1 Size: 17CM Total Length not including trailers, possibly larger. Approximation. Age: Approximately 18 months. Pricing: $PM Me Reason for Sale: Would like to see him go to a larger tank with an established colony, 6x18+, he'll be a bit cramped in my 4x2 footprint. Growing out smaller S. leucosticta and he can be quite aggressive - with my A. heckelii going on Saturday this may cause issues. Necessary photo spam. All photos other than the last were mid-late January 2009. March 8. My Location: Up whoop-whoop in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, just off the highway. Contact: Reply, PM, or Phone/SMS 0421 187 453 Delivery?: Coming down on Saturday. $5 Northern Suburbs, $10 Southern Suburbs. Shipping?: Probably not. Cheers, Ryan.
  21. Hi All, I recently purchased a dozen young red humps and they are growing and looking really nice. My question is to do with sex ratios. The tank i have them in is a 4 x 2 and i intended this to be the breeding tank as well. As this species is a polygamous breeder and don't pair in the conventional sense, what ratio of female/male will be the best to employ? Thanks Rod
  22. So my female Geophagus brasiliensis has been looking like she was ready to lay at anytime. Then last night she decided the nice round rock was the place to start. She spent a good 45mins covering the rock, here's how it ended up.....
  23. Hey guys Just like to say a big thanks to Leroy, i recently picked up a male geophagus araguaia from him and the fish is a little beauty. Hes got a few shreaded fins but nothing that can heal up. got some pics of him below. Thanks Heaps Leroy Cheers Luke
  24. These are a few pics shon took. Ive got more pics of the other fish but will put those up at a later time. There you go jono
  25. Hey guys Thought id Upload some pics of the tanks i have up and running. Sorry in advance for any dirty glass.(Forgot to clean altifrons glass). 1.) 4 x 2 x 2 Tank Bolivian Ram Geophagus Araguia Geophagus Braziliensis Geophagus Rio Branco FireMouths Blue Acara Female Bristlenose 2.) 4 x 2 x 2 Geophagus Altifrons Tocantins 3.) 3 x 2 x 2 Geophagus Tapajos Juvies Bolivian Ram (Bullied) 4.) 2 x 1.5 x1.5 (Temporary) Rivulatis/ Gold Saum/ Green Terror young adult. Enjoy!!! My 4 x 2 x 2 Geo Community Tank Geophagus Araguaia 12cm Female Same Same
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