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Aulonocara Peacock Dragon blood

The Aulonocara sp. Firefish, or Dragon Blood Peacock cichlid is not native to the African rift lakes, but is a hybrid fish, like the OB Peacock cichlid. Nobody really knows where this fish was originally bred but because it is a hybrid, they can be found in various shades of orange, pink and red. The most common Aulonocara Firefish displays a bright pink/red color over most of its body with light blue to almost white colors on its head and edges of its dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins, and tail

Aulonocara Fire fish.

The Aulonocara sp. Firefish, or Dragon Blood Peacock cichlid is not native to the African rift lakes, but is a hybrid fish, like the OB Peacock cichlid. Nobody really knows where this fish was originally bred but because it is a hybrid, they can be found in various shades of orange, pink and red. The most common Aulonocara Firefish displays a bright pink/red color over most of its body with light blue to almost white colors on its head and edges of its dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins, and tail.

Aulonocara Peacock-Gold Red Eye Albino fire fish.

The Aulonocara sp. Firefish, or Dragon Blood Peacock cichlid is not native to the African rift lakes, but is a hybrid fish, like the OB Peacock cichlid. Nobody really knows where this fish was originally bred but because it is a hybrid, they can be found in various shades of orange, pink and red. The most common Aulonocara Firefish displays a bright pink/red color over most of its body with light blue to almost white colors on its head and edges of its dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins, and tail.

Protomelas sp. Steveni Taiwan Reef Cichlid

These fish get pretty big. Male Taiwan Reef cichlids can grow to be 7". Minimum tank size is 50 gallons, but it should be big enough to provide plenty of space to swim and claim territories. The substrate should be sand or fine gravel and there should be plenty of rocks to create caves and passageways for the fish to claim territories or seek protection. The water should be hard with a temperature between 78-82°F and a pH of 7.8-8.6. Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids.

The Protomelas sp. "Steveni Taiwan" is a herbivore and should be fed foods that are high in vegetable matter. Commercial foods like cichlid pellets and flakes that are spirulina based are good a choice for these fish.

Copadichromis Borleyi Red Fin 3 - 5 cm

C. borleyi is a relatively small cichlid, males grow to 13-16 centimetres (5–6 in) total length, while females are typically slightly smaller reaching 13 centimetres. In addition to these minor difference in size, the species displays marked sexual dimorphism with males displaying larger ventral fins marked with egg spots, light-blue edging to the dorsal and ventral fins, along with metallic blue colouration of the head, and yellow to red flanks. In contrast, females are silver-to-brown and display three black spots along their sides. Juveniles are monomorphic and are coloured like the adult females. Some intraspecific variation has been recorded with regard to colouration, these differently coloured forms are geographically restricted to certain localities in Lake Malawi.

Sciaenochromis fryeri/ahli 3 - 5 cm

Common Name: Electric Blue, Electric Blue Haplochromis

Habitat: Lake Malawi. The species is considered an old species because of its lakewide distribution and also because of it's breeding technique. It is found mostly in the northern end . Most specimens caught are usually from Likoma.

Description: This is a highly sexually dichromatic species. Females are brown with faintly darker vertical stripes. Many females have egg spots. Males are a bright neon blue all over. There is a white edge to the dorsal and on part of the caudal fin. The anal fin has a lot of orange in it. Some males display a white blaze, these are known as iceberg varieties. 

Size: 20 cm or 7 inches.

Nimbochromus Venustus 3 -5 cm.

Nimbochromis venustus, commonly called Venustus Hap or Giraffe Hap, is a Haplochromine cichlid endemid to Lake Malawiin Africa. It prefers the deeper regions of the lake (6 to 23 metres (20 to 75 ft)) where it hunts smaller juvenile cichlids with a specialised hunting technique. After spotting prey, it will partially submerge itself into the sand and lie motionless until the chosen fish comes within reach. it will then dart out of the sand and strike. It is related to Nimbochromis livingstonii. In the wild it is known to grow to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL though usually not exceeding a length of 22.5 centimetres (8.9 in) TL.

It is a popular freshwater aquarium fish which grows between 8 and 12 inches (20–30 cm) in length. This fish should ONLY be kept with other Lake Malawi cichlids. Some catfish are also compatible. These fish are generally yellow with brown blotches (like a giraffe). Males will have a blue head and other blue colouring when they reach sexual maturity.

Aulonocara maylandi or Sulfur Head Peacock

The Aulonocara maylandi or Sulfur Head Peacock is a popular cichlid, which is native to the waters around Eccles Reef and West Reef in Lake Malawi. Males of this mild mannered cichlid develop a dark gray to black color over most of their body. The dark color is contrasted by a bright yellow blaze which runs from the end of their snout, over their head, and along the edge of their dorsal fin. They can also develop bright yellow egg spots on the anal fin. Males can get to be about 5" in length and females will be a little smaller.

Aulonocara Baenschi 3 - 5 cm

The peacocks are among the most stunning of all Cichlids. There is a reason why they've earned the name "Peacock." And A. baenschi is no exception. Males of this species take on a strong yellowish-orange color with irridescent blue around their jaw.

Aulonocara Red Rubin Peacock 3 - 5 cm

Known as Aulonocara is a genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. Particularly in the aquarium hobby, Aulonocara species are also known as peacock cichlids, aulonocaras or simply "peacocks". This genus is strongly sexually dichromic, even by haplochromine standards.
As aquarium fish, they are best kept with other medium sized non-aggressive cichlids from Lake Malawi. Decorate the aquarium with a lot of open space for the Aulonocaras to swim in and a lot of caves where fish can hide, rest or establish territories. 

OB Peacocks are a man made cross bred species, not a naturally occurring fish at all. The name "OB" is used to describe the varying black "blotches" that occur in many cichlid species. The originally discovered "OB"'s were "orange blotched", orange as you would expect, but the name has stuck and is used to describe all "blotched" fish, including those that are more pink/white, than orange. You will see quite a variety of colours on these fish, including varying degrees of blues, reds and yellows, as well as the pinkish/white background, and the dark blotches. 

Cyrtocara moori Dolphins F1 3 - 5 cm.

Cyrtocara moorii is a beautiful, mild-tempered fish that is a delight to keep. It is commonly known in the hobby as the Malawi Blue Dolphin, and was once classified as Haplochromis moorii. Now it is the only species belonging to the genus Cyrtocara. The nickname Blue Dolphin originates from the shape of its head – a nuchal hump and bill-like mouth – which resembles that of a dolphin.

This fish is quite rare in Lake Malawi, although it has a very wide distribution. Notwithstanding, most exports come from Lumbaulo and Malombe. It has been in the hobby for several decades now, being first imported in 1968. In the wild, C. moorii displays a very unique feeding adaptation. Classified as a micro-predator, it follows close behind substrate-digging cichlids - like Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Fossorochromis rostratus, and Mylochromis lateristriga – and feeds on the small edible organisms and particles that get stirred up behind them as they feed.

The Aulonocara OB Peacock cichlid is a very popular hybrid that we recommend for any peacock cichlid tank.

This stunning peacock is not native in the lake but a man created hybrid. It came about by crossing a male peacock with a female OB mbuna.

The OB Peacock cichlid will get to be around 6” when fully grown. One of the perks of this fish being a hybrid is no two males are the same. The colors can vary from a vibrant pink, orange, yellow, or a metallic blue coloration.

Some recommended tank mates are the Ngara Flametalthe Swallowtail, and the Flavescent Peacock.

*Be aware that this fish will try and cross breed with most other female peacocks in your tank. If you do not want hybridization going on with this fish make sure to remove any females from your tank.*

The Livingstoni Nimbochromis livingstonii (previously Haplochromis livingstonii)

The Livingstoni Nimbochromis livingstonii is a large handsome cichlid. This fish can reach close to 10 inches (25 cm) in length. Its color pattern is highly contrasting, with prominent dark blotches on a yellow, silver, or bluish background. There is also a "star" pattern to the eye, created by 4 lines dark lines radiating outward. This provides an excellent camouflage for it in its natural habitat, where it swims among plants and preys on smaller fishes. Other names it is known by include Livingston's Cichlid, Livingston's Hap, and Livingstonii.

Haplochromis milomo Super VC-10 hap 3 - 5 cm

The Super VC-10 hap (Placidochromis milomo) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi along the Malawian shores of the lake. It prefers areas with rocky substrates. This species can reach a length of 18.7 centimetres (7.4 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

It is an extremely thick-lipped species; its specific epithet milomo is the word for "lips" in the Chewa language. It was given its common name VC10 by brothers Andy and Rick Biro of Coral Gables, Florida, who were among the first exporters of cichlids from Africa to America in the early 1970s. They named many of the species they imported and gave the name VC10 after an airplane commonly flown in Africa.

Aulonocara Jacobfriebergi 3 - 5 cm

jacobfreibergi differs from other Aulonocara species in its temperment. Instead of being overtly peaceful, this fish tends toward being more belicose at times, fighting off any invaders in their territory. Furthermore, whereas most Peacocks hug the substrate of the open, sandy areas of the lake, A. jacobfreibergi is seldom observed by divers, unless they know right where to look. That's because this Cichlid spends most of its time living inside, or close to large dark caves.

Aulonocara Regal blue stuartgranti mbenji peacock 3 - 5 cm

The blue regal or Mbenjii Peacock is a peaceful fish and care must be taken if mixed in smaller tanks (less than 55 gallons) with other mbuna or rock dwellers.  Peacocks do best with a sandy substrate so they may easily search for food. Peacocks may also be kept with larger, semi aggressive fish such as silver dollars, tiger barbs, Congo tetras and rainbow fish

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I have used some google images as they show the fish better as adults. The size of the fish I sell will not be as coloured up. So at least yu get an idea of what you will be buying.