Etroplus suratensis

Common Names: Banded Chromide
Banded Etroplus
Green Chromide
Pearlspot Cichlid
Synonyms: Chaetodon suratensis
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; India and Sri Lanka.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Somewhat intolerant of its own species.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Almost any food is accepted. Large, well-planted with tough or artificial plants. Brackish water is recommended for general well being and for breeding at 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon of water. This fish can be acclimated to fresh water.
7 - 8
23°C - 26°C
73°F - 79°F
10 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 40cm (15.7")
Female: 40cm (15.7")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Difficult to determine.
Breeding: Brackish water needed for health of eggs. Parents lay eggs on precleaned flat surface and raise fry in pits dug in subsrate.
Comments: This is one of the few native Asian cichlid species. In its native range, it is used as a food fish.
Main Colours: Green, Black
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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