Peacock bass is the common name for a number of species of tropical and freshwater fish area of South America. These tropical fish are not true bass, but are rather cichlids. Most common at 1-2 pounds with larger fish reaching a range of 3-5 pounds with the possibilty of getting up to about 9 pounds. Peacock bass are agressive, hard strikers and love to fight.
The Peacock Cichlid is characterized by a bass shaped body, with green or darker uppers and a lighter to yellowey underside, He has three vertical stripes and a spot on his tail that are outlined with a white or lighter stroke. The fins show variations in color, ranging from blue to red to purple and yellow. These fish are found in deeper waters where the temperature remain somewhat warm during cold snaps. Most likely found to our south due to its intolerance for colder waters.