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How carniverous are peacocks?

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Hey guys:

I have a 125 tank with mixed ages/sizes going. I plan on adding some 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 Tropheus juveniles to the tank soon, but my peacocks are starting to get big. I have a male Eureka coming on 3 1/2 (not including tale) and a A. Baenschi (sp?) male at 4'.

What are the chances that a well fed peacock will go after the small Tropheus juveniles for a high priced snack?

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Peacocks are carnivores. They typically feed on invertebrates and insect larvae that live in the sand bed. That being sad, pretty much all cichlids are opportunistic, and will eat fry when given the opportunity. It really depends on the size of the peacocks and fry in question.
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