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Home > Freshwater Fish > African Cichlids > Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blotched
Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blotched (Aulonocara nyassae var.)
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Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions: 76-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
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Origin: Africa - Lake Malawi, Farm Raised, USA
Family: Chilidae

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It is speculated that the Orange Blotched Peacock Cichlid originated from a cross between an Aulonocara nyassae and a species of female mbuna also known as the Orange Blossom Peacock Cichlid. This cross was initiated in captivity, and the beautiful hybrid OB Peacock was the result. Their body shape is very similar to that of the Aulonocara nyassae, but the cross between species developed a beautiful blue and orange mottled coloration. The colorations are highly variable in this hybrid and will range from orange to yellow with different shades of blue. The patterns will also vary from being mottled to striped in nature.

The OB Peacock Cichlid does well in an aquarium that is at least 50 gallons with plenty of rocks for territories and a sandy bottom. The males are usually only aggressive towards their own species unless their territory is invaded upon. Provide a ratio of 3 to 4 females to one male.

To breed the OB Peacock Cichlid, provide multiple females for the male, as it will take the stress off of the female carrying the eggs. Peacock Cichlids are mouth brooders, and the incubation is approximately three weeks, at which time the female will release the fry. Provide the fry with newly hatched brine shrimp and finely ground flake food.

The OB Peacock should be fed a variety of both meaty and vegetable-based foods. Feed live and frozen brine shrimp along with Spirulina-based flake and pellet foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 1 1/2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large 4" to 5"


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FW - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blotched - Small
  CN-80672,  $ 6.99
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FW - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blotched - Medium
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