Geophagus Winemilleri

The Winemilleri is also called the striped tail geophagus for the bright red markings on the tail which also mark the bright ventral fins. 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. Winemilleri are fished in the Brazil portion of the Amazon basin. At two inches the color begins to show on the fins.

  • Scientific Name: Geophagus winemilleri
  • Origin: South America
  • Lifespan: 8 years
  • Max Size:  6 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches