African Cichlid | Red Peacock

African Cichlid | Red Peacock

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Scientific Name: Aulonocara stuartgranti

Common Name:  Aulonocara stuartgranti Chipoka, German Red Peacock, Ruby Red Cichlid

Adult Size: 5 inches

Life Expectancy: 6 - 10 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73.0 to 84.0° F
  • pH Range: 7.7 - 8.6
  • Hardness Range: 6 - 10

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore but it will eat mostly meaty foods. Provide them with a meaty diet; pellets, frozen and freeze-dried daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp are excellent choices. Avoid tubifex worms as they contribute to a disease called "Malawi bloat." Shrimp mixes are also a good choice.

    Breeding & Spawning:  Mouth brooder; should have their own breeding tank. A cichlid couple guarding their babies can be a force to reckon with and this aggression is acted out on other tank mates. A 100 gallon tank is suggested.

    Gender: Males are more colorful with the back part of their dorsal and anal fins being sharper. Females are drabber with darker vertical bars and rounded anal and dorsal fins.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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