Demon Eartheater Satanoperca (prev. Geophagus) jurupari

Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
Eartheater (Earth-eater) cichlids are named after the way they suck mud or sand into their extendable mouth before filtering it for small invertebrates and detritus to eat and expelling the residue.
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
The Demon Eartheater is native to calm, slow-moving water around estuaries and swamps of the Amazon River Basin. They can reach a length of over 18cm.
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
The name jurupari means demon in the native Tupi language, so the fish has "Satan" or "demon" 3 times in its names. However S. daemon is the Three-spot Eartheater. They are not aggressive unless breeding. They can show faint bars when stressed.
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
Demon Eartheater
Parents carry their fertilised eggs in their mouths to protect them until they hatch. The hatchlings also return to their parents' mouths if threatened.