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Aulonocara spec. "German Red"
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Group Haplochromis
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Common Name "German Red"
Fish Size min 4" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 30 Gallons
General Information This peacock does not occur at all in the lake but rather is a man-made variation using line breeding techniques with Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Chipoka".

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.

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






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