Orinoco Peacock are named for the Orinoco river of Venezuela and Colombia, from which they originate. Orinoco Peacock require a constant flow of fresh, high quality water: low levels of pollutants, high levels of oxygen. Strong mechanical, chemical and biological filtration along with medium to strong water movement is essential.
How To Identify:
Orinoco Peacocks can be distinguished from all other species of peacock bass by the presence of three large, dark ocellated blotches along their side. They are often confused withButterfly Peacocksbecause they are commonly called “burboleta”, which is Brazilian Portuguese for “butterfly.
How To Catch:
Orinoco Peacocks are powerful fighters that can be caught on bait, lures and flies. An excellent game fish, the Orinoco Peacocks can be caught on spin, bait-casting or fly tackle. They will strike plugs, spoons, spinners, streamer flies and popping bugs.
The Orinoco Peacocks variety is native to the South American Amazon river basin, in jungle rain forests, rivers and reservoirs. Due to it's reputation as a great fighting fish and its huge size, it has been introduced to Hawaii, British Guyana, Florida, Puerto Rico, Panama, Guam and the Dominican Republic.