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Can you guys give me a couple earth eater species that would be suitable for 55 gallons?

Not for me but for work. I hate when we order fish that turn into monsters.
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Hecklii , red and orange tapajos, jurupari, altifrons about the biggest you want to go can tap out at 12 but do not see it to often actually Now that I am thinking about it if they are in a single species tank now really many ways you can go wrong


take a look here you might find some you like

cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=493



BUT NONE FOR YOU!!! LOL

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Earth eaters

Geophagus steindachner would be a good species males max at 8" females only at 6", males can be very aggressive to other males. They are harem breeders so you need to keep 1m to 3f and they are mouth brooders, 4 is a little overstocked in a 55g but if you stay on top of wc you will be fine

www.borstein.info/profiles/south_america/geostein.html
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Rocksor replied the topic: Earth eaters

1 Steind Male to 3 Steind Female

Also, gymogeophagus are smaller than regular geos
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ehh replied the topic: Earth eaters

Haha I know I know. I would only put them in a sanded tank anyways. Which mine isn't.

I was thinking of looking at the cichlid forum profiles but was hoping someone could do what you did, single a few out for me. Thanks ehall!
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ehh replied the topic: Earth eaters

Thanks everyone!

I assume when they are under two inches they all look the same? A drab brown or silver color?
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ehall67 replied the topic: Earth eaters

you are welcome !

and some of the ones with the red humps and stuff will have them young


an they should have some spangles on them ... but they are not as colorful as adults when they are young but what cichlid is

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ehall67 wrote: but they are not as colorful as adults when they are young but what cichlid is


most malawi mbuna cichlids? :P
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ehall67 wrote: but they are not as colorful as adults when they are young but what cichlid is


most malawi mbuna cichlids? :P


cichlids that count haha!!!


and they are not as pretty are they? guess they are since you said it

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ehall67 wrote:
cichlids that count haha!!!


and they are not as pretty are they? guess they are since you said it


aw, now you're hurting their feelings ... say that to Rambo.

It kinda differs. Some are prettiest while little, becoming duller as they age. Some males only really come into their own as adults. But yellow labs, for example, are pretty yellow little fish with black on their fins from a few weeks old.
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