African Cichlid | Strawberry Peacock/Albino Strawberry Peacock

African Cichlid | Strawberry Peacock/Albino Strawberry Peacock

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Aulonocara species

Common Name: Strawberry Peacock, Pink Peacock

Adult Size: 6 inches

Habitat:  Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 70°F
  • pH Range: 7.4 - 8.6
  • Water Hardness: 10 - 25

    Temperament:  Generally peaceful but may become territorial, particularly while spawning.

    Diet & Nutrition:  Carnivorous - prefers live foods such as blood worms, snails or brine shrimp, but will generally accept frozen, flake or pellet foods.

    Breeding & Spawning: Peacock Cichlids are ovophile mouthbrooders that form a matriarch family. The pair should be conditioned separately on mosquito larvae, bloodworms, and crustaceans. The water should have a pH from 8.0-8.2, a water hardness 10-18 dH, and a warmer temperature of 79-84F . The female spawns a small number of eggs on the rocky bottom. These are fertilized by way of the dummy-egg method. The young should be raised on newly hatched Artemia and fine-grade flake foods.

    Gender:  Males are generally more colorful.