Help ID this Geophagus please!

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Hello everyone, I got 4[1jumped out and passed away :(] geophagus labeled as geophagus tapajos red head. It was like 8months ago and they were probably 3/4months old.
The thing is I already had a couple 4years ago and they were a lot light color and with more red and orange than this ones, and I dont do idea what species can it be.






 
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And the whole aquarium is a mess, they started digging 2month ago, and now those two paired together(maybe a couple?) And made a big fortress...
And since I did had fertile substrate beneath the substrate, they mixed it all. And now I cant keep with the algae problems...
 
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And the whole aquarium is a mess, they started digging 2month ago, and now those two paired together(maybe a couple?) And made a big fortress...
And since I did had fertile substrate beneath the substrate, they mixed it all. And now I cant keep with the algae problems...

They are Geophagus Redhead Tapajos. The Redhead Tapajos are substrate sifters so please forgive them for doing what they do naturally.
 

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They are Geophagus Redhead Tapajos. The Redhead Tapajos are substrate sifters so please forgive them for doing what they do naturally.
Hm really? One of them is getting a bump I think in the head, can they be a pair?

Oh I dont mind they do that, and I like watching them building and defending their big hole.
But I will probably remove all the substrate and try to clean all the algae and buy a new simple substrate
 
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Hm really? One of them is getting a bump I think in the head, can they be a pair?

Oh I dont mind they do that, and I like watching them building and defending their big hole.
But I will probably remove all the substrate and try to clean all the algae and buy a new simple substrate
The males will develop a nuchial hump. Also recommend sand for substrate.
 
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