Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Red Cap Geophagus; Geophagus Red head Tapajos
Scientific name: Geophagus sp.
The Tapajos Orange Head is a member of the Cichlid family which is native to tributaries of the Rio Tapajós in Eastern Brazil. It is a benthophagous fish, taking in mouthfuls of river bottom and sifting for worms, insect larvae and small crustaceans, and then expelling the non-edible material through its gills.
Helps with disease prevention!
Viral diseases, like Lymphocysts, can't be cured with medication. The immune response will cause the fish to recover. But you need a clean, healthy aquarium for this to happen. Clean the gravel bed once a month. That sludge is a breeding ground for other pathogens that stress fish. Clean gravel ultimately promotes fish health and recovery!.
From James 130 days ago