Skip to product information
1 of 3

MJS Reptiles

Hybrid Peacock Bass (Cichla cf. “ocellaris”)

Hybrid Peacock Bass (Cichla cf. “ocellaris”)

Regular price $35.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $35.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

These “hybrid” peacock bass came in as butterfly peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) however like most Cichla sp. aquacultured in Asia they are likely a hybrid between one or more peacock bass species. These ones seem to be more phenotypically similar to intermedia or temensis at their current size, but certainly don’t look like most aquacultured ocellaris. Regardless they are attractive fish that will make great additions in the hands of right hobbyist. 

Peacock bass can be quite variable and will continue to develop their color and pattern as they grow. The adults are absolutely stunning across species. These fish will need a very large aquarium or indoor pond as adults and are best suited to more experienced fish keepers. 

Currently available specimens are captive bred/aquacultured. 

Care Level: Intermediate-advanced.

Diet: Carnivores that have a strong preference for live foods. They will usually take to frozen/thawed prey items well. 

Adult Size: Average is 24” although up to 30” is possible. 

pH: 6.0-7.5 

Water Temp: 76F-82F. 

Other Care Preferences: These fish are large and aggressive. Tankmates must be other large, aggressive fish such as large catfish, arowana, rays etc. 


Shipping & Returns

To see our shipping policies and full TOS please click here.

Privacy Policy

View full details


See the latest updates about what's going on at MJS Reptiles such as our upcoming shows/expos, breeding projects, and more!

Click here!
  • Any Questions?

    Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions not already answered on our website.

    Contact Us 
  • Browse Collections

    Check out all of our different collections and inventory.

    Shop All