Temensis Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)

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A large, beautifully marked, and sought after species of Peacock Bass, Cichla temensis is found in the warm blackwater reaches of the Negro and Orinoco River basins in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. in its native range, it is an important food fish, and its huge adult size and predatory nature make them suitable for only huge aquariums. These fish are powerful swimmers and need ample open space in the aquarium (which should also be tightly covered, as they can easily jump). An impressive show fish for the experienced hobbyist.

 

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Temensis Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Predator and fish eater – can be weaned onto frozen and prepared feeds over time
Adult Size: 30″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 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.