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Hey guys just recently bought 10 peacock bass at around 5 cm and thought id do a thread on their growth rate, I have raised fry before so I know they grow quick but this time I'm doing it a little different. Different diet and bigger tank. I will update each month with some pics and just and update on their diet and behavior.

Currently in an 8ft with water temp at 28 degrees , ph is 7.4 and I've added a nice big peice of drift wood with Anubis as I found last time it brought the green out more and just somewhere for them to hide

Their current behavior is standard for bass this size and they just hide and sook until feeding time.

I've also attached a photo of the father as he has beautiful colors

Their diet for this first week has been brine shrimp and bloodworms , will be moving them onto new era very soon as it's a softer pellet for them to start with.post-7372-14711631310456_thumb.jpgpost-7372-14711631310456_thumb.jpg

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How quick do they grow? Say 50mm to 150-200mm ?

all depends on the water quality. food, temp and size of the tank. thats why im doing this little experiment. mylast bass went from 6 cm - 28 cm in 14 months in a 5 ft. so it will be interesting to see how an 8 ft changes things. yeah they are from dom in tassie.

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The little guys are starting to pack on some weight, just starting them on pellets today. still feeding them a mix of brine and blood worms 3-4 times a day

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nah mate , they never hide now, they get excited to see me if anything lol. they stay as a school now too. when i first got them 2 weeks ago they just hid and scattered

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ive had to shut down my tank as im moving north west.... wife has got a teaching job in moranbah so ive got a mate looking after them in a 4 ft until i get a 6 ft built out there. ill have a crack at building it myself. but anways heres some updated pics post-7372-14711631563551_thumb.jpg

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