Spider Kelberi Peacock Bass (Cichla kelberi ‘spider’)


With distinctive golden coloration and a much smaller adult size than other peacock bass of the genus Cichla, the Kelberi is among the most popular of these large predatory cichlids in the aquarium hobby. Originating from the rivers of Southeastern Brazil (including the Tocantins), these fish are popular food and sport fish in their native range. The so-called ‘Spider’ variant is a selectively bred color form developed in Asia which can be distinguished by their intricate, spiderweb-like pattern of spots and lines as adults. Like all peacock bass, Cichla kelberi requires a very large aquarium and should only be kept by experienced hobbyists. They are powerful predators, and will eat any fish that can fit in their large mouths, so tankmates should be chosen with care.



Spider Kelberi Peacock Bass (Cichla kelberi ‘spider’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Predator and live fish eater. Will typically accept frozen foods
Adult Size: 14″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 Gallon+
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm