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Aulonocara maylandi maylandi
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By TREWAVAS 1984
Common Name "Sulfurhead"
Fish Size min 4" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 30 Gallons
Sexual Differences Male develops a very dark blue/black head, body and fins. A brilliant yellow streak goes from the dorsal fin down the head. Dorsal fin is mostly light blue/yellow/white. Anal fin has several yellow eggspots. Females are grey/brown.
General Information Located between Eccles Reef and Makanjila Point. Found in intermediate zones. Diet in the wild consists of small invertebrates.

The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill or mysis.

This is a small peacock, very similar in appearance to A. kadeensis.

Keep one male to several females, do not keep with other Aulonocara species as hybridization can occur.






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