Sveni Eartheater Rio Parana (Geophagus sveni ‘Rio Parana’)


A colorful and uncommon eartheater found only in a few river systems in Southern Brazil, the Sveni Eartheater is considered part of the ‘Surinamensis’ complex of closely-related species. With intense blue, red, and green coloration and long, flowing ventral fin streamers, this showy species is best kept in groups in an aquarium with fine sand substrate. Like most of its relatives, it is a fairly peaceful cichlid.



Sveni Eartheater Rio Parana (Geophagus sveni ‘Rio Parana’)

Origin: Aquacultured
Diet: Omnivore and insect eater, will usually accept frozen and prepared diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 Gallon+
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm