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Blue Peacock Cichlid
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Blue Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara nyassae)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue
Diet Carnivore
Water Conditions 76-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6
Max. Size 7"
Origin Africa - Lake Malawi, Farm Raised - USA
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons
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The Blue Peacock Cichlid, Aulonocara nyassae, comes from the rocky, sandy shores of Lake Malawi, Africa. The males are a bright yellow to metallic blue, whereas, the females take on a drab brown to gray color.

The Blue Peacock Cichlid does well in an aquarium that is at least 55 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.

The male Blue Peacock's colors will become more vivid during breeding time. The yellow will become more pronounced and his temperament will become more aggressive. Again, provide multiple females for the male, as it will take the stress off of the female carrying the eggs. 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 Blue 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: 1-1/4" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Gary M Cameron Park , CA
I have had a large collection of Africans in tanks from 35 to 125 gallons. My Blue Peacock was just gorgeous. I didn't have a female but it still kept a very nice color.
Don S. Southern California , CA
I have a male and female Blue Peacock along with a variety of other brightly colored Peacocks. They are outstanding fish!
Phil J Burlington , NJ
We ordered two blue peacock cichlids from LiveAquaria last year, and both are beautiful fish. One has emerged as the alpha fish of the tank and does chase and beat up on the other blue peacock as well as other male fish. I'd definitely suggest ordering only one male. However, the alpha fish is by far the most beautiful blue peacock I've seen, and I receive many compliments on his looks. LiveAquaria has high quality fish and excellent customer service. I'm very pleased with all of the fish I've ordered.
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