1 unsexed Peacock Bass Cichla Ocellaris varying sizes between 1 and 2 inches. Photo is an adult fish, these will not look like the photo until they grow up some.
Maxium Standard Length: 30″
Temperature: 76 – 80°F
pH: 6.5 – 7.0
Diet: Mussels, Lancefish, white fish, prawn, other white fish. Will take some freeze dried foods but it shouldn't be used as a substitue.
Behaviour and Compatibility: Territorial and fairly aggressive fish. Can be kept with other large cichlids, large catfish, arowana proived they don't fit in the arowana's mouth. You would need a very large tank to keep them with other fish like this.
Maintenance: Messy fish need consistant water changes and great filtration. During feeding may get overly zealous and jump out a secure lid is recommended. They require a lot of swimming space and are very fast fish. Decorate with tall plants, floating plants, and carpeting plants. Leave room for swimming. They also appreciate a large chunk or 2 of driftwood.