Strategies for keeping Geophagus steindachneri fish in water tanks - fish-hobbyist

Strategies for keeping Geophagus steindachneri fish in water tanks

Geophagus steindachneri is a fish belonging to the Cichlidae family, a freshwater fish that lives in rivers. The country of origin of this fish is from Colombia and Venezuela. 

In the process of breeding in nature, Geophagus steindachneri fish reproduce by laying eggs and can live and grow to a length of about 10 cm. 

For some people who are ornamental fish lovers, Geophagus steindachneri fish can be used as fish to be kept in water tanks. The water tank that can be used to keep this fish can be an aquarium made of glass.

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Below will explain some things that need to be considered when we will keep Geophagus steindachneri fish in a water tank. 

1. Fish rearing container. 

As mentioned above that the place to keep Geophagus steindachneri fish can be an aquarium made of glass, then what we need to pay attention to is the amount of water needed to keep the fish. The amount of water needed to maintain Geophagus steindachneri fish is approximately 100 liters. 

In the aquarium we can also install a water filter and aerator. Both of these tools are tools that function to maintain good water quality. The water filter serves to keep the water in the aquarium clean and healthy then the aerator serves to increase the dissolved oxygen content in the water. 

In addition to these two tools we can also install aquarium accessories such as water plants and rocks. These water plants and rocks serve to beautify the aquarium and also serve to create an aquarium environment to be the same as the environment where Geophagus steindachneri fish live in nature. 

Then the installation of aquarium lights is no less important than the tools mentioned above. This aquarium lamp is installed with the aim of illuminating the aquarium so that the fish and aquarium can look beautiful, especially at night. Use aquarium lights that have a moderate level of lighting. 

2. Water Quality. 

In addition to the maintenance container, aquarium water quality also needs to be maintained so that the aquarium water conditions remain in optimal condition. The parameters that need to be considered are water pH, water hardness and water temperature. The pH value of water that is good for keeping Geophagus steindachneri fish is 7.3. Then the water hardness value is 10 and the water temperature value is 25 degrees Celsius. 

3. Care and maintenance.

In order for Geophagus steindachneri fish to grow healthily, fish need to be fed with food that contains good nutrition. The type of feed that is suitable for this fish is in the form of artificial feed such as fish pellets. This artificial feed can be easily obtained at ornamental fish shops. 

then care and maintenance activities that can be done are cleaning and draining the aquarium water. cleaning and draining aquarium water aims to keep the aquarium water quality in good condition. 

Geophagus steindachneri fish is a fish that has a benign fold and this fish has a habit of swimming at the bottom of the aquarium in the middle of the aquarium and above the aquarium close to the surface of the water. 

That's all the discussion about the maintenance strategy of Geophagus steindachneri fish in the aquarium, please apologize if there are deficiencies in this article. thank you. 

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