Florida Peacock Bass Spawning behavior.

Updated: Jul 8

Why do Peacock Bass have humps?

Below you will find a Florida Butterfly Peacock bass showing spawning behavior. The bigger fish is the male, How do you know? Normally the fish is bigger and it will display hump on the top side of its head. Male Peacock bass display this trait during the spawning season, this is their way to show off for the females.

Both Peacock bass parents are needed to do the job, as you see below in the video. Here you will see the bigger male Cichla ocellaris staying on the location of the nesting location while the female is chasing away would be egg stealers. Please be mindful about catching bedding fish, their eggs might hold the next future trophy peacock bass.

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