Aulonocara

Aulonocara(Peacocks) species are some of the most beautiful Cichlids found in Lake Malawi. Aulonocara, being dimorphic, the males show beautiful coloration while the females are a brownish grey and don’t display much color.

Due to the constant availability of food in the aquarium setting, males max out at 5″-6″ and females at 3.5″- 4.5″ (depending on the species).

Aulonocara show their best dress in harder water and like all other Malawi Aulonocara, the females are maternal mouthbrooders. They are easy fish to breed and would appreciate a sandy substrate with some smooth rocks. Aulonocara are ideal for the novice hobbyist who might want to experience the satisfaction of breeding these beautiful rift lake Cichlids.

Mild-medium aggression would best describe Aulonocara. Ethelwynnae, Maylandi & Kandeense, I would consider passive. Stuartgranti types are mildly aggressive and others like Jacobfreibergi types are on the medium aggressive scale.
Aulonocara hybrids like Fire Fish and OBs are on the higher agression scale.
Aulonocara look nice in an all-male set up but definitely wouldn’t be suited to share a tank with bigger predatory Malawi Haplochromines as they would be easily stressed and could color down.
When selecting males, for best results, try to keep aggression levels similar between the males you choose.

Aulonocara are opportunistic carnivores in the wild who scavenge for worms, snails, insect larvae on the lake floor. They are not picky in the aquarium setting and will accept and do well with most commercial foods recommended for African Cichlid.
For the Cichlids’ long term health and longevity, I would recommend avoiding foods with high amounts of fillers.

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Aulonocara baenschi Benga
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Aulonocara eureka Red
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Aulonocara blue neon Chiwindi
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Aulonocara chitande type north Nkhata Bay
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Aulonocara ethelwynnae Chitande
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Aulonocara huseri “midnight” Likoma Island F1
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Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Cape MacLear
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Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Otter Point F1
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Aulonocara kandeense Kande
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Aulonocara mamelela Undu Lemon Jake
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Aulonocara maulana “bicolor” F1
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Aulonocara maylandi Eccles Reef “Sulphur Head”
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Aulonocara “ruby red”
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Aulonocara saulosi “green face” Likoma F1
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Aulonocara lwanda Hai Reef F1
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Chilumba F1
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Cobue
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Hansbaenshi “red flush”
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Maleri “yellow”
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Ngara
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Aulonocara stuartgranti Usisya “Flavescent”
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Aulonocara “yellow collar” Mazinzi Reef F1
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Aulonocara Hybrids

Aulonocara fire fish
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Aulonocara marmelade cat OB
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Aulonocara marmelade cat RED OB
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Aulonocara Saffron
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