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Calico Peacock Cichlid Aulonocara sp. 'calico'

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Aulonocara

Size: 8-10cm

Price: £14.00 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 4 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No


Beautifully multi coloured peacocks,lovely fish!


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-10cm

Aulonocara sp. 'calico' (Calico Peacock Cichlid)

Typical peacock cichlid in shape, but instead of being blue this fish is orange with dark blotches across the body and blue flecks on the fins. The proportions of the different colours vary somewhat.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A fairly tolerant community species, like many other members of this genus it is a colourful addition to the Lake Malawi aquarium. It is somewhat delicate though, and very sensitive to poor water quality and improper water chemistry. A maternal mouthbrooder, this species can be bred in the same way as other haplochromine cichlids.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Africa: Lake Malawi
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Up to 13 cm, females smaller
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5