Just a few decades ago, the Peacock Basses from South America (genus: Cichla) were considered almost unsustainable for aquaria, but nowadays they are bred regularly and in large numbers. The latest craze is Cichla kelberi “Spider”, a breeding form whose origin is not yet known.
The photos show our current stock, 16-18 cm long specimens, really beautifully colored animals! It is to be expected that they will reach a final length of 40-50 cm, like the parent species, which originates from the Araguaia and lower Tocantins in Brazil.
For our customers: the fish have code 636345 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer