Riverpark Aquatics

Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara sp.)

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Our Guide To Keeping Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlid Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Aulonocara sp.
    • Common name: Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlid
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa
    • Adult length: Up to 15 cm
    • Lifespan: 6 to 10 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlids prefer a tank with plenty of hiding places and open swimming areas.
    • Provide rocks, caves, and driftwood to mimic their natural habitat.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Keep the water temperature between 23 to 28°C (73 to 82°F).
    • Maintain a pH level between 7.5 to 8.5.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A moderate water flow is suitable for these fish.
    • Use a canister filter or powerhead to ensure proper filtration and circulation.
  5. Diet:

    • Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlids are omnivores and should be fed a varied diet.
    • Offer high-quality cichlid pellets or flakes as a staple diet.
    • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and chopped vegetables.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Compatible with other peaceful cichlids from Lake Malawi, as well as other African cichlids of similar size and temperament.
    • Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive or territorial fish.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Orange Blotch Peacock Cichlids are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding.
    • They do best in a species-specific tank or with other Lake Malawi cichlids.

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