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The Stripetail Geophagus Cichlid, scientifically known as Geophagus winemilleri, is a stunning and surprisingly peaceful cichlid native to Venezuela and potentially nearby regions. Renowned for its rarity and vibrant colors, it's among the most coveted "earth-eating" species. Like other members of the Geophagus genus, it exhibits distinctive feeding behavior, sifting through substrate to extract small invertebrates.

To thrive, the Stripetail Geophagus Cichlid requires an aquarium with a soft, sandy substrate and ample hiding spots such as clay pots, driftwood, and rocks. Larger substrates can harm its delicate gills and organs during feeding. While it may disturb delicate plants due to its digging behavior, it coexists well with robust plants attached to rocks or driftwood. Keeping them in groups of six or more helps reduce aggression, with territoriality peaking during spawning.

Compatible tankmates include peaceful species like tetras, pencil fish, and Corydoras catfish, as well as suckermouth catfish and other mild-mannered cichlids such as severums, angelfish, and discus. However, dwarf shrimp and delicate invertebrates should be avoided. For optimal health and coloration, offer a varied diet of high-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods in smaller sizes suitable for its feeding behavior.

 

Species: Geophagus / Satanoperca winemilleri
Common Name: Striped Tail Eartheater
Origin: Amazon River basin of South America
Diet: Omnivore
pH Range: 5.5-6.5
Temperature: Tropical 24–29°C
Breed Type: Egg layer
Max Size: 15cm
Sex: Un-sexed

Geophagus Stripetail (Winemilleri)

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