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Peacock Cichlid - Assorted

Peacock Cichlid - Assorted

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Peacock Cichlid - Assorted

Aulonocara sp.

Peacock Cichlids are a popular genus of African cichlids, coming a plethora of colours, and reaching a manageable size, it’s easy to understand why. Peacocks can have aggression issues, same as any African Cichlid, however this can be combated by keeping them in large numbers to dissipate aggression, making for an active and beautiful display, full of colour.

Locale: Lake Malawi - found in medial zones between rocky shallows, and open sandy expanses dotted with rocks.

Fun fact: Peacocks, like many African Cichlids, create a dominance hierarchy within the aquaria, often being the largest and most boisterous male in the tank, vying for control over the tank.



Care difficulty - Intermediate

Temperament - Territorial, best kept in big groups to dissipate aggression, in small numbers, infighting will occur.

Adult size - 13-15cms

Diet - Omnivorous; natural predators in the wild that would get both protein and vegetable matter in their diet due to the vegetable matter their prey had consumed. Best fed a staple diet of small-medium pellets, with high protein foods as a dietary supplement once or twice a fortnight

Habitat - Tank should be big enough to provide plenty of rocky areas, along with plenty of open space, this will allow for smaller Peacocks that are lower in the dominance hierarchy to seek refuge if needed, along with plenty of open area for active swimming. 

Ideal Water parameters:

Temperature: 24-27°c

pH: 7.5-8.5

GH: 15-22

KH: 8-10


Fish size, sex, exact colour and patterning may vary from photo.

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