So why peacock bass?

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nelly replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

I love Cichla, Peacock bass are beautiful, providing a nice large tank they look amazing, Our cousins across the pond do things bigger and better as usual and so many have big enough tanks to house them correctly, oh some nice news, my mates just gone and brought a 20ft/2ft/2ft.... collecting sunday, but obviously a wee while until we set it up, this with a 8/4/4ft already running and a 6/4/4? ft tropical pond grow out....

150us gallon tank....2 tiger oscars,3 redtail tinfoil barbs,2 silver sharks,1 senegal birchir,1 gibbicep,1 common plec,1 hoplo catfish,

2.5ft breeding tank, pair of bristlenose plecs,100s of fry

solo manganeuse tank<PURE EVIL>getting a new tank..
84 us gallons, special made
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

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Here ya go, Ed.....



This'll give you the scale of these guys.....this photog has balls, 'cause I think that may be a cloud of fry begind that behemoth. I wouldn't get that close!!You would need to contstruct a 1,000 gallon pond for one of theses guys....impressive, most impressive.

Cichla sp. are big beautiful fish, key word being big. As in HUGE. I dig them, but the aquarium size requirement puts me off. And, they can be TOUGH to get them off of live food......movement is a requirement when they eat or they usually won't touch it.

They are great to fish for though, real "rod busters".


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ehall67 replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

those are some crazy pics Jack ... Huge fish ...

got to love cichlids! so diverse

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

Sorry for the tenporary derail. Just giving Eddie what hes asking for.. :laugh:

ehall67 wrote: IT may be the only thing worse than spiders for more !! I hate ... it !!!


a spider dressed up like a clown would be all bad !


Kinda like this ?

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ehall67 replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

1.) ... I will not sleep for a while....

2.) I am amazed you found that bravo


3.) I think I got a little carried away and burned the whole town down but I got em!!!


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JasonR replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

I'm a big fan of Cichla but I have much else to do before getting into them. Beautiful IMO...maybe someday
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DRACO replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

at some point, i had considered getting them... only to find out
the fry is very costly in my place.... i can only imagine how much
fillet i could get when they are fully grown LOL!

further, i also had contemplate raising grouper in the tank...
but could not imagine what size of tank this one could fit in.. LOL!

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Thor84 replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

I've seen peacock bass in the last 3 lfs I went to, in the 4 inch range. But half of them looked like inbred freaks with crooked spines.
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Thor84 wrote: I've seen peacock bass in the last 3 lfs I went to, in the 4 inch range. But half of them looked like inbred freaks with crooked spines.


That's irresponsible of the breeder to not cull fish like that.
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ehall67 replied the topic: So why peacock bass?

that does not go in a tank draco i goes in a public aquarium lol!

and yes I seen them for sale out by me every now and again.. they just are not cichlid enough for me like I said lol... even aside from tank size requirements

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