One Spotted Eartheater (Satanoperca lilith)


A large, peaceful cichlid found throughout middle Amazon tributaries including the Rio Negro and lower Tapajos, the One Spotted or Lilith Eartheater is among the more rarely seen members of its genus. In the wild, they inhabit, warm, shallow, acidic waters over areas of sandy substrate. Like all eartheaters, they are adapted to ingest mouthfuls of fine sand substrate and sift out small food items like insect larvae and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species, and they are generally safe even with much smaller fish.



Nanay Jurupari Eartheater (Satanoperca jurupari ‘Nanay’)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Tapajos
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most frozen and sinking prepared foods.
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards conspecifics and tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.2 – 7.2
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm