Peacock Cichlid Profile
Common name: Peacock cichlid
Scientific name: Aulonocara sp.
Type of fish: Cichlid
Origin: Lake Malawi
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Max size: 5-6 inches
Growth Rate: Fast
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons for one, 55 gallons for group
Aggressiveness: Only aggressive to other peacock cichlids
Tankmates: Peacock cichlids, predatory haps, mbuna, medium- sized American cichlids
Sexing: Males are brightly colored while females have a dull gray color. Males also have egg spots on the anal fin which look like brightly colored circles.
Notes: Peacock cichlids come in a variety of vibrant colors. These fish are ideally kept in groups. As Peacock cichlids grow and mature, their colors will change and become more vibrant.