Earth eater - Satanoperca jurupari
Scientific name: Satanoperca jurupari
Common name: Earth eater
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
The Earth Eater Cichlid is a carnivorous fish. They will accept live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and beef hearts.
The male and female will look very similar except the female will be slightly plumper when matured.
The Earth Eater is a mouthbrooding cichlid that yields between 150-400 eggs in each brood. The female will hold her clutch in her mouth for 2-3 weeks or until she feels they are ready to fend for themselves.
Satanoperca jurupari will live for 10 years but can possibly live more if it is well cared for.
This cichlid is found in rivers throughout South America.
The Earth Eater Fish earned its common name by picking up sand and rocks in search of food. When feeding this fish in the aquarium, be sure to use sinking morsels of food in order to allow them to carry on with their natural behavior.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk. Another one was provided by Marvin.