Scientific Name:¬†Aulonocara nyassae¬†(Red)
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How easy are they to care for?
These Cichlids require fine gravel and rocks that create caves for territorial claims. If kept with the correct fish and in the correct conditions they are easy to keep.¬†
How large can they grow?
Up to 15cm
Where in the world are they from?
The Red Peacock is not native to Lake Malawi like other African Cichlids but has been line bred in Germany for their red colour.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
They should be kept in a community of more females to males. Ideally, one male to several females to reduce aggression, if you have two males it is important to keep a close eye on their behaviour.
What water conditions do they require?
They require conditions of 25 ‚Äì 28¬∞C and 7.8 ‚Äì 8.6 pH
What should you feed them?
They are carnivores so should be fed a variety of proteins. Plankton based flakes, pellets, live or frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp are suitable.
How compatible are they with other fish?
The Aulonocara are typically peaceful but males can show dominance and aggression towards each other and other Alunocara species. They are compatible with the Lemon Jake Peacock, Red Shoulder Peacock and the Blue Neon Peacock.
Can they be bred in captivity?
The Red Peacock is a mouthbrooder while spawning the female will pick up eggs in her mouth to protect them. For best results, it is recommended to keep one male to several females to spread out any aggression.¬†