Peacock Cichlid (Cichla ocellaris)

Also known as Amazon Peacock Bass, Butterfly Peacock, Butterfly Peacock Bass, Eyespot Cichlid, Ocellaris Peacock Bass, Peacock Bass

Description

Also known as Amazon Peacock Bass, Butterfly Peacock, Butterfly Peacock Bass, Eyespot Cichlid, Ocellaris Peacock Bass, Peacock Bass.

Found in schools over rocky substrates in medium depths in rapids and quiet waters.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 70cm
Depth - 5-?m
Widespread South America - introduced elsewhere

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Cichla-ocellaris.html

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