Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla piquiti)


With their distinctive blueish coloration and striking banding as adults, the Azul or Piquiti Peacock Bass is among the most popular of the large predatory cichlids in the aquarium hobby. These fish are popular food and sport fish in their native range. Like all peacock bass, the Azul Peacock Bass requires very large aquariums and should only be kept by experienced hobbyists. This species, like all of its close relatives, are powerful predators and will eat any fish that they can fit in their large mouths. They are best kept in small groups with similarly sized cichlids although aggression and territoriality can become an issue as they reach maturity.

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Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla piquiti)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Live fish, insects, protein rich prepared feeds
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallons+
Compatibility: Predatory, will eat any smaller fish. Aggressive toward similar species.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm


Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.