Orinoco Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis)

$149.99

A powerful and large growing predator, the Orinoco Peacock Bass is found throughout the Orinoco and Meta river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. A voracious fish eater by nature, 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.

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Description

Orinoco Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
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

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