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We have Cichla temensis, or temensis Peacock Bass at both locations! These are very difficult to get but we are happy to report great success with this recent shipment! Great size and at $16.99 a great price!
 

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Not an expert, but if it's the Pbass I saw today, it's around 2"-3

They were with some very very nice EBJD!
 

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another crap! id like to grab a trio of these..but they get HUGE.. biggest of Peacock Bass species..
 

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Yeah, they look fantastic though....if you can accomodate them, I highly recommend. That being said, they will take some time to reach monstrous sizes. They are also the easiest to tell apart from all the other cichla.

another crap! id like to grab a trio of these..but they get HUGE.. biggest of Peacock Bass species..
 

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Yeah, they look fantastic though....if you can accomodate them, I highly recommend. That being said, they will take some time to reach monstrous sizes. They are also the easiest to tell apart from all the other cichla.
biggest problem for me is..I cant get down there until after Aug 15th..our car is inpounded. I hope they have 3 left come then. But if not oh well..
 

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biggest problem for me is..I cant get down there until after Aug 15th..our car is inpounded. I hope they have 3 left come then. But if not oh well..
you work so close to IPU Ben.
pick them up right after work...
 

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fish on the bus isnt the greatest all of ideas..maybe i can ask my buddy for a ride over the weekend.
 

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fish on the bus isnt the greatest all of ideas..maybe i can ask my buddy for a ride over the weekend.
it is fine, just ask them for extra air or bigger bag for it. The good thing is that you get to look at it all the way home unlike driving :).
 

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im working on getting a ride actually lol..I think im going to grow a trio out in my 55G. But I hope they aren't eating goldies. Id like to get them on Prawn.
 

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It should be easier to get them to eat dead food when they are young and small. I got 2 Ocellaris a while back when they were only about 2 inches and I have been feeding them frozen blood worms and Piscene Energetics Mysis Shrimps.
 

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It should be easier to get them to eat dead food when they are young and small. I got 2 Ocellaris a while back when they were only about 2 inches and I have been feeding them frozen blood worms and Piscene Energetics Mysis Shrimps.
They are not difficult to wean off live that is for sure. big appetite, they don't go long before they try something else when the usual is not offered. Ours are eating feeder guppies by the net full at the moment. This is best on arrival as they need to refill their gas tanks so to speak. They are in fantastic shape.
 

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was just there and saw these guys,
can't tell for sure by looking at them what type they are but do look to be in great health.
for 16.99 dosen't really matter what type they are.
 

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was just there and saw these guys,
can't tell for sure by looking at them what type they are but do look to be in great health.
for 16.99 dosen't really matter what type they are.
The difference in markings in juveniles is not very distinct between these two species. Generally since they are being commercially bred, it is safe to say the farm knows what they are breeding. :D We have to have trust in the farm. We are planning on putting a bunch in the display so it will be interesting to see them develop!
 

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all peacock bass species when young are hard to tell what they are. i beleive you cant tell until they are about 5-6inches what they truly are. i learned this through kole. I thought i had temensis,but really i had some monoculus bass.
 
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