A large, beautifully marked, and sought after species of Peacock Bass, Cichla temensis is found in the warm blackwater reaches of the Negro and Orinoco River basins in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. in its native range, it is an important food fish, and its huge adult size and predatory nature make them suitable for only huge aquariums. These fish are powerful swimmers and need ample open space in the aquarium (which should also be tightly covered, as they can easily jump). An impressive show fish for the experienced hobbyist.
Temensis Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)
Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Predator and fish eater – can be weaned onto frozen and prepared feeds over time
Adult Size: 30″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive and predatory. Will eat any fish big enough to fit in their large mouths. Best kept with other large cichlids or catfish
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
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