Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blotched

lg 80672 Peacock Cichlid Orange Blotched
Latin name: (Aulonocara nyassae var.)

Care Level





Blue, Orange, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

55 gallons



The OB Peacock Cichlid is a hardy fish and can thrive in an aquarium of at least 50 gallons. This species requires plenty of rocks to create their own territories, as well as a sandy bottom to help keep their natural behavior. The males of this species are typically aggressive towards their own species, but when given enough space are generally peaceful. To maintain a balanced tank, it is recommended to keep a ratio of 3 to 4 females to one male. This will ensure the fish are able to establish their own territories and maintain a sense of balance in the aquarium. With the right care, these fish can be a beautiful addition to any tank.

To breed the OB Peacock Cichlid, it is important to provide multiple females for the male, as this will help to reduce the stress on the female while she is carrying the eggs. Peacock Cichlids are mouth brooders and the incubation period is approximately three weeks. After this time, the female will release the fry. To ensure the health and growth of your fry, it is important to provide them with newly hatched brine shrimp, as well as finely ground flake food. It is also beneficial to provide them with a variety of food options to ensure they are receiving all of the necessary nutrients. Additionally, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places in the tank to help reduce stress and enable the fry to feel secure.

The OB Peacock should be fed a variety of both meaty and vegetable-based foods that include live and frozen brine shrimp. These foods should also include Spirulina-based flake and pellet foods.

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