Wild Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla Piquiti) 3-3.5 inches


With their distinctive blueish coloration and striking banding as adults, the Azul or Piquiti Peacock Bass is among the most popular of the large predatory cichlids in the aquarium hobby. These fish are popular food and sports fish in their native range. Like all peacock bass, the Azul Peacock Bass requires very large aquariums and should only be kept by experienced hobbyists. This species, like all of its close relatives, are powerful predators and will eat any fish that they can fit in their large mouths. They are best kept in small groups with similarly sized cichlids although aggression and territoriality can become an issue as they reach maturity.