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
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
Orders received or pay on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
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.
There is no box charge.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We do use 72 hours heat packs 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.
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.