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Three Spot Demonfish Satanoperca (Geophagus) daemon

Category: Cichlids - South American - Geophagines

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £22.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 5 in stock

Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Schooling Fish: No

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Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-9cm

Satanoperca daemon (Three-spot Demonfish, Geophagus daemon)

Large eartheating cichlid with a big, tapering head and laterally compressed body. The three spots that give the fish its common name are on the flanks, the first two being somewhat indistinct, and the third, on the caudal peduncle, is much sharper. The flanks and gill covers bear small iridescent spots.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A sensitive species that needs to be kept in clean, copper-free water with the minimum of nitrate. Soft, slightly acidic water is recommended; warmth is also important as this fish is easily chilled. Wild fish are found in blackwater habitats of the sort favoured by discus. When kept inappropriately, this species is very prone to disease, including bloating and Hole-in-the-Head.

In common with other eartheating cichlids, this species feeds by sifting sand and extracting small invertebrates. In the aquarium provide a limited amount of cover in the form of rocks and plastic plants, and leave a large open area of soft sand (smooth silica sand) where the fish can forage. Frozen bloodworms and other small invertebrate foods are recommended.

Juveniles coexist happily enough, but as they mature the fish form territorial pairs. Breeding is uncommon in aquaria.

Fish Details:

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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco Rivers
Temperature 27-30 C
Size Up to 30 cm
Water Parameters Soft and acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.0-7.5