Geophagus Heckelii (Acarichthys heckelii) ”, is a peaceful, colorful, easy to care for geophagus, more related to Acaras than to Geophagus. It has a small mouth for its size. This fish grows to 8-9 inch, and develops long filaments on its dorsal fin, those filaments can expend 2 to 3 inch. This fish does not sift and forage through the substrate like a Geophagus. The males have a brighter coloration and get a little larger than the female. These are captive bred and will accept a variety of foods
This fish will do well in some planted aquarium. It is not known to be a predator, but will eat small fish if the opportunity arises. We recommend keeping this fish in larger aquariums, 30 gallon and up. Does well with angelfish, plecos, catfish, larger tetras and some peaceful cichlids
Purchase Size: 1.5"
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
There is no box charge.
Orders received or payed on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
We also use ice/heat when necessary.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F during the day in the customer area.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product when the
weather and possible other factors are in play.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold.
Lows in the 40 F at night
The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on Fedex overnight
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.