The fish averages about 8-pounds, but commonly grows upwards of 20-pounds.
However, they haven’t been seen in Florida for over 16 years, and are illegal to catch.
Traira, members of the characoid sub-family, A third species, the ‘gray bar’ or ‘fire belly (.
The speckled peacock has reportedly a fairly uniform, continuous growth rate until it dies of old age. Many marine animals, trapped by the rising mountains, slowly adapted as the Amazon changed. A 7-8-weight fly rod, floating line and variety of medium-sized poppers and sliders (2/0) make for some exciting fishing.
It is theorized that tens of millions of years ago, the Amazon Basin was a huge Pacific ocean bay. Aruanã are extremely surface-oriented and can often be sight-fished as they cruise about just below the surface in search of prey. One of the few remaining examples of fish surviving from the Jurassic period, they give observers a peek into an ancient prehistoric world. The arapaima, paiche or pirarucú as it is known in Brazil, is the largest wholly freshwater fish in the world. Migratory in nature, Sardinata move in medium to large schools close on the heels of huge baitfish migrations.
foraging. The smallest species is the Royal Peacock Bass, and they can grow to a maximum length of 10 inches. The peacock bass will continue to be the world's most sought after freshwater sportfish, giving anglers the greatest fight they will ever experience with a rod and reel. Pound for pound, these ‘cats’ are as strong – if not stronger – than any fish I’ve had on a rod and reel. var dc_PublisherID = 12718;
Although not feeding during this period, this defensive action makes the fish susceptible to some fishing pressure. One day I noticed two peacocks each about three to four pounds swimming with a cloud