Geophagus Surinamensis – Red Striped Eartheater
Max Size:Up to 12″
Min Tank Size: 75 gallons
PH:6.0 to 8.0
Hardness:Soft to medium.
Temperature:76°F to 88°F (23-28°C)
Geophagus Surinamensis is a peaceful, relatively non-territorial cichlid, with beautiful, almost iridescent patterns of blue, green and red markings. They are ferocious diggers, foraging constantly for food in the substrate. They are well designed for this, with a long, sloping forehead and eyes placed high on their head.
Anything fed to them in an aquarium should sink, as their preferred method of feeding is to sift through the substrate. They are fond of foods such as whiteworms, bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp, but animal proteins are not best for them.
These are true surinamensis. Hard to find!