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Geophagus Surinamensis (Red Striped Eartheater) 红珍珠关刀

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Geophagus Surinamensis, also known as the Redstriped Eartheater is one of the more peaceful species of cichlid to keep. It is called Eartheater for its habit of taking mouthfuls of sand and gravel to search for food. This species is beautiful, almost neon markings, peaceful nature, and low maintenance.
The Redstriped Eartheater is a cichlid species that is native mainly to the Amazon river basin and Suriname river system in Suriname, South America.

Family:    CHICLIDAE

Scientific Name:    Geophagus Surinamensis

Common Name:    Surinam Geophagus

Distribution:    Suriname – Sarramacca, Maroni and Suriname Rivers

Size:    10-12 inches/25-30cm

Temperature:    76 to 80 degrees

pH:    6-8

Size:    Up to 12 inches (30cm)

Habitat:    South America, Saramacca and Suriname Rivers in Suriname; Marowijne River in Suriname and French Guiana.

Min Tank Size:    55 gallon or larger recommended.

Diet:    Omnivorous, live, frozen, and flake. Bottom Feeder, sinking food.

Behavior:    Peaceful, relatively non-territorial cichlid. Will dig.

Water:    Temperature: 76°F to 88°F (24-27°C),pH range: 6.0 – 8.0; dH range: 5 – 19

Care:    Medium

Communities:    They are more suitable for large community tanks as they will not bother smaller fish. However, this peacefulness makes them less suited to tanks containing other large, more aggressive fish.

Suitability:    Species tank

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