Creating Your Own Peacock Tank

Sunshine Peacock

Alot of you all managed to deplete our peacocks stock during this COVID period and we are very happy to know that we are your go-to dealer for your Peacock cichlids. So lets run through some of the basics on caring for your peacocks.

Typically, a beautiful ‘show’ tank great for your prized possessions to display will consist of a variety of male peacocks. Males are very beautiful and possess vibrant colors whereas females have little to none. An all-male tank can consist of various types of peacocks, for example a single tank can consist of stawberry, yellow, blue and sulphur head peacocks of the same size. This is to critical in order to deter any fighting among themselves.

Peacocks are very beautiful freshwater cichlids capable of growing up to 6 inches in length. They have a very semi-aggressive temperament and display a beautiful variety of colors especially in a very well balanced tank. Well balance here refers to a tank:

  • Adequate Space.
  • Proper Lighting.
  • Proper Filtration.
  • Horizontal Tank as these guys are active swimmers.
  • PH between 7.8 to 8.4.
  • Artificially Planted (optional) – peacocks are omnivorous.

A planted tank (artificial) can also be done for them as this will not only enhance the tank’s aesthetics but all provide cover for them should they feel threatened. Routine water change practices should be adhered to.

To get the best from your peacocks, their tank should consist of substrate and caves as these fishes like to sift through the substrate and rocks (not limited to) can be positioned to create caves and hiding areas. Lastly being omnivorous, peacocks can have a both a plant and live food diet. Fresh and or frozen food can be offered to them in addition to small live food.

OB Peacock
Live OB Peacock @ Ish Tropicals.

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12 thoughts on “Creating Your Own Peacock Tank

  1. Such beautiful fishes! Thanks for the very useful information.

  2. Weysss, this rel helpful buddy, thanks

  3. This is a great and informative article, the peacock tank is an investment worth looking into and gives your home a fresh and unique perspective.

  4. The colours of the peacocks in the first photo are seriously eye-catching, perfect for show tanks.

  5. Great and informative article!

  6. Good information!! Nice ?

  7. Brilliant!! Great advice ✨

    1. I agree anuradha, it is amazing how the males have all the colors and the females have little to none. It is quite refreshing to see that even males can be beautiful

  8. These peacock fishes are so pretty! I might really set up a tank with all this information. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Thats awesome! Id love me some peacocks, male preferably since id like to decorate my tank with lots of pretty colourful fishes.

    1. This is great. We can definitely assist in getting a nice tank up and running for you.

  10. Wow! I wish I knew this information before I bought my fishes last year. They died within a day because I didn’t know how to take care of them properly.

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