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Product Details


15cm - 25cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

Water Conditions

"Meet the dynamic Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass! With its striking colors and compact size, it's a showstopper in any tank."

Detailed Description:


  • The Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass (Cichla kelberi) is a fascinating freshwater fish highly prized by aquarists for its vibrant colors, powerful build, and compact size.
  • Originating from the rivers and tributaries of South America, particularly the Amazon basin, this species is renowned for its aggressive nature and predatory instincts.


  • Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass exhibit a stunning combination of colors, including vibrant greens, blues, and yellows, with intricate patterns and markings adorning their sleek bodies.
  • Despite their compact size compared to other Peacock Bass species, they possess a muscular build and formidable appearance.
  • With their striking colors and robust physique, Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass command attention and admiration in any aquarium.

Water Conditions:

  • Optimal water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH range: 6.0-7.5.
  • Water hardness: 5-15 dGH.
  • Maintain excellent water quality through efficient filtration and regular water changes to ensure the health and vitality of Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass.
  • Provide ample space and hiding spots to accommodate their territorial behavior.

Tank Setup:

  • Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass require a spacious aquarium with ample swimming space and hiding spots such as caves, rocks, and driftwood.
  • Decorate the tank with sturdy plants and large rocks to create a naturalistic environment and provide areas for exploration and territorial marking.
  • Ensure the tank has a secure lid as Peacock Bass are powerful jumpers and may attempt to escape.

Tank Mates:

  • Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass are aggressive predators and should be housed with similarly sized and robust tank mates.
  • Suitable tank mates include other large, aggressive fish species such as large cichlids, catfish, and predatory fish species.
  • Avoid keeping them with smaller or passive fish species that may become targets of aggression or predation.

Feeding Habit:

  • Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass are carnivorous predators and require a diet rich in protein.
  • Offer a variety of meaty foods such as live or frozen feeder fish, shrimp, earthworms, and high-quality pellets or flakes formulated for carnivorous fish.
  • Feed them appropriately sized prey items to prevent overeating and maintain optimal health and growth.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the well-being of Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass and maintain water quality.
  • Perform frequent water changes of 25-50% every week to remove waste and replenish essential nutrients.
  • Monitor water parameters using a reliable test kit and adjust as necessary to maintain stable conditions.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of illness or stress, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or abnormal behavior, and address any issues promptly.

Shortbody Kelberi Peacock Bass

SGD 312.50

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