Red-striped Eartheater (Geophagus surinamensis)

Also known as Eartheater, Freshwater Eartheater, Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater, Opalescent Eartheater

Description

Also known as Eartheater, Freshwater Eartheater, Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater, Opalescent Eartheater.

Found singly, pairs or schools over mud and sand bottomed canals also has been introduced to inland reservoirs and streams in Singapore.
They feed on detritus, invertebrates and plant materials.
Length - 14.8cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America, Singapore

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Geophagus-surinamensis

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