Jurupari Cichlid
Jurupari Cichlid

Jurupari Cichlid

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Approximately 2 inch purchase size. Mixed males and females. 

Satanoperca jurupari is an eartheater cichlid from the Amazon basin in South America. They are benthophagous meaning they feed on flora and fauna found on the bottom on the river. They sift through sediment looking for edible items then expel the remaining material out their gills. This means soft sandy substrate is a must for Jurupari. Gravel or small peddles can damage their gills when they eat. Jurupari and mainly a peaceful cichlid, the exception would be if they are breeding. Jurupari are mouthbrooders and fairly easy to breed in the home aquarium. Jurupari reach lengths up to 8 inches, so a larger aquarium will be necessary for a group. Jurupari also like to be in groups, so a minimum of 6 is recommended. 

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Temp: 68 - 82°

pH: 5.5 -7.5


*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish will very in size and color.