Blue OB Peacock is aquarium strain derived from the peacock cichlids from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It is an aquarium strain of uncertain origin. We acquired this strain from a commercial source in 2003 and have selected for improved blue coloration. blue ob peacock cichlid Males often reach 15cm (6 in.). Females are considerably smaller. Males are colorful with yellow-pink bodies and fins with bright blue mottling throughout. Females have a brown-gray background body coloration with yellow highlights and blackish mottling. This fish’s ancestors hail from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.
What To Feed Blue ob peacock cichlids
blue ob peacock cichlid tend to be carnivorous in the wild feeding on worms, small crustaceans and insects. They are not fussy eaters in home aquariums. They are omnivorous opportunistic fish and we would recommend feeding them a varied diet. You can feed them pellets, frozen and live food. Keep in mind that live food is always better. Shrimps, earth worms, mussel meat, flakes and pellets are all good fish feeds. You can also feed them with crickets, fish fillets and tube worms.
Larger pellets, flakes and live food are recommended for larger specimens. Occasionally, you can also feed them vegetables such as cooked peas and spinach.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING AQUARIUM FISH
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.