Intermedia Peacock Bass (Cichla intermedia) – Rio Caqueta Locale


A powerful and large growing predator, the Intermedia Peacock Bass is found in parts of the Orinoco and Casiquiare river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. The rarely seen population from the Rio Caqueta in Colombia may represent a distinct subspecies. Like all peacock bass,  they are  voracious fish eater by nature and newly imported fish tend to prefer live foods at first but can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time. They are fast growing and can be aggressive towards tankmates, especially other cichlids. Best kept with larger, fast-moving fish.

Discount per Quantity

Quantity5 - 910 - 1920 - 4950 +


Intermedia Peacock Bass (Cichla intermedia)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Caqueta
Diet: Predator and fish eater – can be weaned onto frozen and prepared feeds over time
Adult Size: 20″
Recommended Tank Size: 240 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive and predatory. Will eat any fish big enough to fit in their large mouths. Best kept with other large cichlids or catfish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
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.