Fish Tank Lab

Cichla monoculus

tucanare peacock bass

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Cichla monoculus
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Cichlidae
Origin zone: South America
Origin: peru, brazil, ecuador, bolivia, guyana
Max length: 50 cm
Temperature: 25 - 28 C
pH: 6.5 - 7
gH: ? - 4
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Bottom-Middle

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Description

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.

Source: http://aquavisie.retry.org/Database/Aquariumfish/Aquariumfish.html

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Cichla monoculus

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Fishbase summary: FB-13270
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FTL ID: 151

Notes

The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Pictures usually show adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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