Aulonocara guentheri


Aulonocara species, also known as Peacock Cichlids, are popular freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby known for their vibrant colors and interesting behavior. Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what a specimen will look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive. JUVENILE FISH (listed Small/Medium size) WILL SHOW NO COLOR.

SKU: Aulonocara guentheri TR SM Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Aulonocara species, commonly known as Peacock Cichlids, are endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa.

Aulonocara species are primarily carnivorous.
In the wild, they feed on small invertebrates, crustaceans, and insect larvae.
In captivity, they should be fed a diet consisting mainly of high-quality pellets or flakes designed for cichlids, supplemented with occasional live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and krill.

Average Adult Size:
Adult Aulonocara species typically reach sizes ranging from 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters), depending on the specific species and sex.

Minimum Tank Size:
A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Aulonocara species.
Larger tanks are preferred, especially for keeping multiple males with females or for mixed African cichlid communities.

Aulonocara species are generally peaceful but can exhibit territorial behavior, especially during breeding.
They are relatively docile compared to other cichlid species from Lake Malawi.

Recommended Water Parameters:
pH: 7.5-8.5
Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: Lake Malawi cichlids prefer hard water with a dH range of 10-20.
Ammonia: Should be maintained at zero ppm (parts per million).
Nitrite: Should be maintained at zero ppm.
Nitrate: Keep nitrate levels below 20 ppm through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

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