Aulonocara baenschi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Nkhomo-Benga Peacock
Peaceful, small mouth brooder.  The aquarium should be planted with thick-leaved plants that can tolerate hard, alkaline water like Anubias and Vallisneria.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks to create hiding places.  The water should be changed frequently.

They are omnivorous.  You can give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  They don't eat plants.

Breeding is not difficult when you feed them well.  The female takes the eggs in the mouth and they are fertilized using the dummy-egg method.  The eggs are incubated in the mouth of the female for about 3 weeks.  You can raise the young fishes with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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