Geophagus Steindacneri, is a peaceful, colorful, easy to care for geophagus. It has a small mouth for its size. This fish grows to 6 inch, and develops long filaments on its dorsal fin and males develop a red nuchal hump. These are captive bred and will accept a variety of foods
This is a fish that's considered a good beginner's cichlid, and it stays fairly small in the aquarium. Although it can grow up to almost 6" in captivity the males will generally reach only about 6" with females being an inch or so smaller. Generally it will get along with other non-aggressive tank mates. It is peaceful cichlid that can be kept with tetras and other non-cichlids. However, like other cichlids it will become territorial, especially toward con-specifics, during spawning.
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. This fish does well with angelfish, plecos, catfish, larger tetras and some other peaceful cichlids.