Eartheaters are a group of species, most belonging to the genus geophagus that share physical characteristics – when you see an earth eater you know it’s an eartheater – and behavioral characteristics, they eat earth and spit it. They live a long time, most are peaceful and elegant. Medium cichlids from aquariumfishsale.com are around 2 inches in size. The geophagus altifrons is similar in behavior to the surinamensis, but with more color and much rarer.
- Scientific Name: Geophagus altifrons
- Origin: South America
- Lifespan: 12 years
- Max Size: 12 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches