Peacock Bass?

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Fish Guy
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Peacock Bass?

Post by Fish Guy »

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to put these fish in, but anyway I was wondering if you could give me some advice on these amazing fish?
matthew penney
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Post by Pam Chin »

Hi Matt,

This predator is from South America. And quite hard to keep in captivity since they really need live foods while growing up, not to mention a very large tank. Once full size you may be able to get them on to a prepared food. Most Cichlidiots that keep this giant do so in an above the ground pool. Many have made these pools in their basements and/or fish rooms. It is kinda hard to view the from the top in my opinion, but still doable. If you are looking for a large cichlid, well here is one! Although I do think they are quite neat, and have kept them several times, there is no way they can compare to Parachromis dovii, they are not nearly as smart or intelligent.

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