The pearl cichlid is also called geophagus brasiliensis. First discovered in northern Brazil, these fish are hardy and most commonly sold by pond breeders in Florida. 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.
- Scientific Name:Geophagus brasiliensis
- Origin: South America
- Lifespan: 8 years
- Max Size: 5 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 4 inches (XL)