Cichla monoculus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana
Length : 50 cm - 20"
Min. length aquarium : 300 cm - 120"
English name : Tucanare Peacock Bass
This very large cichlid is not suited for the aquarium in our home.  You only can keep them in a large, public aquarium in a zoo.  They cannot be kept together with smaller fish because they think it is food.  The aquarium should be decorated with stones, driftwood and roots that create hiding places where they can retreat.

You should give them powerful live food such as fish, mussel, Mysis and beefheart. 

Breeding in the aquarium is impossible because he is too large.

Photo Credit

Michael Pilack

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