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Aulonocara sp dragon blood

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Aulonocara

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £29.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 5 in stock

Schooling Fish: No

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Care Level: Easy

Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Peaceful

Stunning smaller pairs.

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Sold in pairs
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

Aulonocara sp dragon blood (Dragon's Blood Peacock, Firefish Cichlid)

The Aulonocara sp. Firefish, or Dragon Blood Peacock cichlid is not native to the African rift lakes, but is a hybrid fish. Nobody really knows where this fish was originally bred but because it is a hybrid, they can be found in various shades of orange, pink and red. The most common Aulonocara Firefish displays a bright pink/red color over most of its body with light blue to almost white colors on its head and edges of its dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins, and tail.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

The Dragon Blood Peacock cichlid is fairly mild mannered like many other peacock cichlids. Dominant males may show increased levels of aggression towards other male Aulonocara species.

Breeding males will also show increased levels of aggression. Some compatible cichlids are the Red Shoulder Peacock Cichlid, the Lemon Jake Peacock and the Azureus cichlid.

Although not native to the hard alkaline waters of Lake Malawi, Dragon Blood Peacocks are like other peacock cichlids and prefer very hard water. A home aquarium should have warm hard water with a temperature between 25-28C and a pH between 7.5 - 8.5.

Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids. The substrate iconshould be sand or fine gravel and there should be plenty of rocks to create caves and passageways for the fish to claim territories or seek protection.

Aulonocara sp. Firefish are carnivores and should be fed a diet that contains a good amount of protein. Plankton based flakes mixed with commercially prepared cichlid pellets iconand the occasional feeding of live (or frozen) brine shrimp or blood worms iconare good choices for their diet. Such foods will help bring out the bright colors in these fish.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution N/A (Hybrid)
Temperature 25-28C
Size 15CM
Water Parameters Hard and slightly alkaline
Water PH 7.5-8.5