Common name:Eureka Red Peacock, Eureka Red Cichlid Scientific name:Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Average Adult Fish Size: 5 Inches Place of Origin:Lake Malawi Typical Tank setup:Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space Compatibility: Combine with other Lake Malawi hap and Aulonocara species Temperature:73-82 Deg F Water chemistry: pH 7.6-8.6 Feeding:Carnivorous
Breeding:Peacock Cichlids are ovophile mouthbrooders that form a matriarch family. The pair should be conditioned separately on mosquito larvae, bloodworms, and crustaceans. The water should have a pH from 8.0-8.2, a water hardness 10-18 dH, and a warmer temperature of 79-84°F (26-29°C). The female spawns a small number of eggs on the rocky bottom. These are fertilized by way of the dummy-egg method. The young should be raised on newly hatched Artemia and fine-grade flake foods.
Additional Information:This variant of Jacobfreibergi does not occur in the Lake Malawi but instead is a line-bred (not hybrid) strain of the race from Otter Point, Malawi.
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