The threadfin geophagus, also called the heckelii or heckelii cichlid, is a beautiful example of the South American earth eaters. These cichlids grow long ventral fins and dominant dorsal fins and have a distinct sharp nose that allows the fish to dig into substrate. They live a long time, and they are peaceful and elegant.
- Scientific Name: Geophagus heckelii
- Origin: Brazil
- Lifespan: 10 years
- Max Size: 6 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches