Sparkling Earth Eater (Satanoperca acuticeps)

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Sparkling Earth Eater

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Sparkling Earth Eater

Satanoperca acuticeps

170 Litres (45 US G.)

15-17 cm (5.9-6.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Sparkling Earth Eater, Sparkling Geophagus, Sharphead Eartheater

Additional scientific names

Geophagus acuticeps


Origin

Sexing

Mature males have longer fin extensions than females.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish that should be kept with similar sized robust yet peaceful fish such as larger Tetras and Plecos. They may view much smaller fish as food. They are best kept in a group of at least 6, more females than males.

Diet

Should accept pellets and flake as well as live/frozen foods.

Feeding regime

Feed two or three times a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Usually peaceful fish that does well in a group of their own kind.

Identification

An oval-shaped slender Cichlid with a long sloping forehead and large mouth with the eyes set well to the top of the head. It is pale green with iridescence in colour with three dark spots down the lateral line on the flanks and a fourth dark spot on the caudal peduncle. The fins are pale green-yellow with hints of orange.

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