The Peacock Cichlid is a stunning species of fish native to Lake Malawi; it belongs to the Astatotilapia genus. There are at least 22 different species of Peacocks, the majority of which have stunning coloration. Their coloring can vary from blues, reds to yellows and will stand out in any aquarium. The most popular of which being the blue (Aulonocara Nyassae); it will therefore be the focus in this article. The majority of Cichlids have a reputation for being aggressive, whereas the Peacock Cichlid is fairly peaceful. Males can be territorial, but on the whole they are peaceful and can make good community fish.