Cichla ocellaris
Cichla ocellaris
(Butterfly Peacock Bass)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3058
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Guajataca Reservoir, PR, Peacock Bass of all size classes were virtually entirely piscivorous, consuming only Threadfin Shad, with very few snails also consumed. Small Largemouth Bass consumed mostly insects, along with fish and plankton; larger individuals were increasingly piscivorous, eating Threadfin Shad, Redbreast Tilapia, Blue Tilapia, and Bluegill.
Reference18435
Great Lakes RegionNo
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