Brokopondo Peacock Bass (Cichla cf. ocellaris 'brokopondo') CareSheet

The Brokpondo Peacock Bass, one of the most strikingly marked, colorful, and sought-after of the Peacock Bass, is found solely in the waters around Suriname's Lake Brokopondo. Although officially classified as a subspecies of C. ocellaris, the Brokopondo variation is more than likely a separate species. They are enormous, strong, predatory fish, like other Cichla, and should only be maintained by experienced aquarists with sufficiently large tanks to accommodate these fish as adults.

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Origin: Wild Suriname and Aquaculuted Asia
Locale: Brokopondo
Diet: Predator and live fish eater. Will typically accept frozen foods
Adult Size: 20"
Recommended Tank Size: 300 Gallon
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 - 7.5
Temp: 76 - 82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 30ppm