Common name: Red Horseface
Latin name: Geophagus surinamensis
Maximum size: 12-15cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.0-7.0; Hardness: soft; Temperature: 25-30C
Origin: Suriname & Guyana, South America.
Diet: Will take all types of life & frozen food, will thrive on any good quality pellet and flake food such as New Live Spectrum.
Geophagus spp. are benthophagous by nature, employing a method of feeding whereby mouthfuls of substrate are taken and sifted for edible items with the remaining material expelled via the gill openings and mouth. For this reason they are commonly called ‘eartheaters’ and the provision of a suitable substrate is essential to their long-term well-being.