Origin: The ancestors of this fish lived in Central America or Northern South America, but now they live in aquariums and ponds throughout the world.
Maximum Size: This is one of the smaller types of Peacock Bass, growing to be about 14″ In very large aquariums.
Other types of Peacock Bass can grow to be about 24″ to 30″ long, including their tails, which is a very large size.
These fish also live in ponds.
Behaviors: Peacock Bass are usually not too aggressive but from time to time males have long energetic battles.
This fish will gulp down any fish that will fit into its mouth.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include other large South American Cichlids, Synodontis Catfish, and large Plecostomus.
Temperature: Peacock Bass live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being perhaps ideal.
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is the best food for this fish.
Smaller sized pellets when small, and larger sized pellets when larger.
Water Conditions: These fish can adapt to many water conditions, and so, as usual, it’s best not to try to change the pH or hardness.