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The Green Horseface Cichlid (Geophagus Surinamensis )is tropical fish and known as “earth-eater”.  They are freshwater fish from South American. These fish are mouthbrooding fish, either the male or female will take the eggs into their mouth to safeguard the fry. Their aquarium should have good filtration and the tank for Green Horseface Cichlid should be as large as possible. In Coburg Aquarium, we have a range of Live Fish, Aquarium plants and Aquarium Supplies for Sale.

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK. 

Features of Green Horseface Cichlid:

  • Jade green base color, blue-greyish spotted face pattern and has a streamlined body shape, small black spot on the upper caudal peduncle
  • Will develop dark green stripes across the body as mature
  • Feed by picking up mouthfuls of sand to sift out food items
  • Easy to keep and are relatiely peaceful
  • The Green Horseface Cichlids average lifespan : 7 years


Green Horseface Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Green Horseface Cichlid:

The Green Horseface Cichlid requires a large aquarium. The minimum tank size is 250L. It's always highly recommended to consider a larger aquarium if you plant to keep a group of fish.

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Green Horseface Cichlid Tank Mate Compatibility:

Green Horsefaces is a peaceful fish and can get along well with other calm cichlids enjoy similar water conditions.  Possible tank mates you can consider are:

Green Horseface Cichlid Food :

Green Horseface cichlids will eat any high-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods will all be readily accepted.  Quality and variety are the keys to a diet that will ensure that this fish maintains optimal health and coloration. Some good commerical food brands for this fish:

You can s earch more Green Horseface Cichlid food in our  High Quality Fish Foods collections.

Green Horseface Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Green Horseface cichlids need good filtration system to survive, so we advise that you get an efficient high powdeGreen canister filter. Here are some great brands to consider:

Aquarium Heater

The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary. 

Aquatic Plants

Green Horseface Cichlid may uproot the plants from the substrate. Live aquarium plants that attach to driftwood and rocks, or potted plants are recommended, like Anubias on DriftwoodAquarium Plants in pot. Check our Live Aquarium Plants here.

Aquarium Decorations

Plenty of refuge such as clay pots, pipe, driftwood, and rock formations are recommended, the hiding spots make them feel more secure. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Sand are good substrate for them.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.