May also be seen on sale as Demon Eartheater or Devilfish. A number of species are traded as Jurupari, including the freckle-faced S. leucosticta.
Omnivorous. Requires small aquarium foods compared to its adult size. Try to keep it varied with good quality carnivore and herbivore flakes, small sinking pellets, and a mixture of frozen foods such as white mosquito larvae, bloodworm, black mosquito larvae, vitamin-enriched brineshrimp, and daphnia.
Ovophilous maternal mouthbrooder. The male fish will stake out a territory centred around a potential spawning site, usually a flat piece of rock or wood. He will then display to the female by holding his fins erect and extending his mouth, whilst shaking in a showy manner. If the female is receptive and allowed to remain in the male’s territory, she will clean the spawning site in typical cichlid fashion. When ready to spawn, the female will swim over the spawning site in a series of “˜dry runs”™, after which she will begin depositing eggs in small batches with the male following behind and fertilising them. The female immediately takes the fertilised eggs up into her oral cavity, and the process is repeated many times, until up to 400 eggs have been fertilised and taken into the female’s mouth for incubation. Once the female has gathered up all the eggs, the pair disperse, with the female providing broodcare on her own. Many aquarists choose to remove the male from the tank at this point to prevent stress or injury to the holding female. Incubation takes around 14 days (temperature dependent), and upon release, the free-swimming young can be offered baby brineshrimp (Artemia nauplii) and crushed flake foods. The female demonstrates excellent broodcare and will offer the fry shelter in her mouth for a further 3 weeks or so, after which time the youngsters will have become too large to all fit in her mouth at once.
Geophagus Jurupari, also known as Satanopera Jurupari or the Demon Earth Eater, is a beautiful creature.
These are magnificent Cichlids found in the soft acidic waters of the Amazon, which continuously shift between sand and other substrates in search of food. When kept as pets, these fish are beneficial in maintaining a clean aquarium if you can maintain them well.
Let’s know more about these exciting creatures and how to keep them successfully in the aquarium.
The Jurupari earth eater is a famous fish species that include various colors. Earth Eaters come in different colors from grey, gold to green with moderate vertical curves and sufficient scales. If you are interested in keeping these fish as pets, it would indeed be great to know more about their habitat, body types, and so on.
The Earth Eaters are mainly inhabitants in the Amazon River basin of South America. Some traces of these species have also been discovered in Eastern French Guiana and the Bolivian Amazon.
The upper head of the Earth Eater fish is somewhat conical in shape, with prominent eyes placed high.
The entire body is covered with distinct strips and featured marks on the flank.
This fish species grows up to a length of 18.5 CM 17.3 inches.
Another known name of the earth eater is Satanoperca Jurupari. Their common name is the Demon Earth Eater.
They have an eye-appealing, strikingly colored body.
Maintaining the pH level of water is very important, so you should that this species is easily comfortable in the water with a pH ranging from 6 to 8.