Red Head Tapajos is a small, relatively peaceful cichlid from rio Tapajós river in Brazil. A sandy substrate is necessary due to their earth-eating habits. They sift mouthfuls of sand through their gills, pulling out bits of food to eat.
Like all Geophagus, they prefer to be kept in groups of 4+ but will be okay as a breeding pair. They get along well with larger tetras and most South American cichlids.
Care Level: Easy
Colour Form: Assorted
Max Size: 15cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 250L
Temperature: 24 - 27c
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.