Etroplus suratensis


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SKU: Green Chromide TR (E. suratensis) LG Categories: ,

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Etroplus suratensis

Origin: South Asia – India, Sri Lanka

Geographic Range: Freshwater habitats, including rivers, estuaries, and lagoons in the region.

Diet: Omnivore; Enjoys a varied diet including high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and vegetable matter.

Average Adult Size: Around 8-10 inches (20-25 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may exhibit more intense coloration, especially during breeding.

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons for a pair, larger for a community

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial during breeding. Best kept in pairs or in a spacious community tank with other non-aggressive fish.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.0-8.5
Temp: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 8-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Etroplus suratensis, also known as the Green Chromide, is a larger and colorful cichlid. Provide a well-planted aquarium with hiding spots and a mix of open swimming space.

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