Rough purchase size 4-5cm
The Redstriped Earth eater Cichlid, is also know as Surunimis Geophagus, the Mother-of-Pearl Earth eater, and the Opalescent Earth eater, has a long nose with eyes set high on the head and amber in color. Redstriped Earth eater has a gray-black blotch on its side, resembling an ink smudge. The background color is olive-green to pearl gray, with iridescent blue-green stripes on its sides and small iridescent blue spots on its fins, with the exception of the pectoral fins. Wild Surunimis Geophagus exhibit deep red lateral stripes, which fade in captivity.The Redstriped Earth eater requires a tank of 100 gallons or larger with a sandy bottom and flat rocks. The rear of the tank should have caves made from stones and roots, and the edges of the tank should be decorated with hardy, potted plants. They are confirmed burrowers, and care should be taken when creating the caves, so that they do not collapse. The Redstriped Earth eater can be kept in tanks with large catfish as tank mates.