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    Peacock Bass info

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    Post by burgh on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 13:37

    Cichla sp. affin. Ocellaris AKA Peacock Bass

    FOUND: Amozon Basin,Orinoco Basin, Tocantins / Xingu system, and Guianas.

    Adult size: In the wild can reach 24" (61cm)

    Aquarium size for adults: Should be housed in 70 gallons and than upgraded to 120 gallon or bigger.

    Tank Temp: 75-81°F

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Care Level: Known to be Difficult

    Diet: Will convert to krill, frozen, and pellets,ect As juveniles they seem to accept only live fish, live tubificid worms, and B. shrimp.

    How to sex: Essentially this species is isomorphic. Large "Bull" males reportedly develop a
    pronounced nuchal hump just prior to spawning.


    Breeding Pairs:Pairs dig several circular nest on the bottom and lay between 6000 and 10000 eggs in one of them. Peacock bass are devoted parents and guard their young until they reach a length of 1.5" (4cm).
    The large ocellated tail spot provides an orienting signal for the fry. Addionally, this eye-like spot is believed to confuse piranhas who tear pieces of fins from fish.

    Peacock Bass are recommended only for aquarists with a large tank and much dedication.
    They are also prized game fish throughout South America.Cichla species are beloved foodand game fish in thier native S.America, and have been introduced into Central America for the same purpose.




    Info above was written by David Sands.
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 01:17

    Very nice post Burgh!!!

    Great INFO!


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