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Availability: Out Of Stock
Max Size: 5.0"
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Temperature: 78 - 82°F
Diet: Carnivore
Min. Tank Size: 55 Gal

Description:
The Aulonocara kandeense or Blue Orchid Peacock is a fairly popular peacock cichlid, which is native to the waters of Lake Malawi Kande Island. Males develop a dark blue to almost black color that covers most of their bodies, and face. Contrasted by a bright light blue blaze that runs from the top of their mouth, along the edge of their dorsal fin and down along the upper edge of their tail. The light blue also runs along the edge of their pelvic fins, and they develop yellow egg spots on their anal fin. Males can get to be about 5" in length and females will be a little smaller.

Compatibility:
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids tend to be pretty mild mannered. They are typically non-aggressive accept sometimes a dominant male may show increased aggression levels towards other male Aulonocara species. When breeding, males will also show increased levels of aggression. Some compatible cichlid species are the Ngara Flametail, the Sulfur Head Peacock, and the Ethelwynnae Peacock cichlid.

Tank Requirements and Feeding:
Blue Orchid Peacocks are native to the hard alkaline waters of Lake Malawi in Africa. It is a good idea to set up an aquarium to provide similar water conditions to allow these fish to display their best colors. The water temperature should be between 78 - 82°F with a pH between 7.8 - 8.6. Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids. The substrate icon should be sand or fine gravel, and it should be decorated with plenty of rocks to create caves and passageways for the fish to claim territories or seek protection.
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids are carnivores and should be fed a variety of foods that contain a good amount of protein. Plankton based flakes mixed with commercially prepared cichlid pellets icon and live (or frozen) brine shrimp or blood worms, are good choices for their diet. Such foods will help bring out the dark blue color and bright blue blaze that's displayed by these fish.

Breeding:
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids are sexually dimorphic. Males will develop the dark blue and bright light blue blaze, while females remain a silver color. Males will also get slightly larger than females.
Like all Aulonocara, the Blue Orchid Peacock is a mouthbrooder. While spawning, the female will pick up and hold the eggs in her mouth to protect them. Females may continue to carry the eggs and fry in their mouth for two weeks or longer. It is a good idea to keep several females with one male when breeding. This will help spread out any aggression displayed by the male.
All Aulonocara species will hybridize. If you want to avoid hybridization, it is best to either, only keep males, or only keep one species of Aulonocara.
Max Size: 5.0"
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Temperature: 78 - 82°F
Diet: Carnivore
Min. Tank Size: 55 Gal

Description:
The Aulonocara kandeense or Blue Orchid Peacock is a fairly popular peacock cichlid, which is native to the waters of Lake Malawi Kande Island. Males develop a dark blue to almost black color that covers most of their bodies, and face. Contrasted by a bright light blue blaze that runs from the top of their mouth, along the edge of their dorsal fin and down along the upper edge of their tail. The light blue also runs along the edge of their pelvic fins, and they develop yellow egg spots on their anal fin. Males can get to be about 5" in length and females will be a little smaller.

Compatibility:
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids tend to be pretty mild mannered. They are typically non-aggressive accept sometimes a dominant male may show increased aggression levels towards other male Aulonocara species. When breeding, males will also show increased levels of aggression. Some compatible cichlid species are the Ngara Flametail, the Sulfur Head Peacock, and the Ethelwynnae Peacock cichlid.

Tank Requirements and Feeding:
Blue Orchid Peacocks are native to the hard alkaline waters of Lake Malawi in Africa. It is a good idea to set up an aquarium to provide similar water conditions to allow these fish to display their best colors. The water temperature should be between 78 - 82°F with a pH between 7.8 - 8.6. Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids. The substrate icon should be sand or fine gravel, and it should be decorated with plenty of rocks to create caves and passageways for the fish to claim territories or seek protection.
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids are carnivores and should be fed a variety of foods that contain a good amount of protein. Plankton based flakes mixed with commercially prepared cichlid pellets icon and live (or frozen) brine shrimp or blood worms, are good choices for their diet. Such foods will help bring out the dark blue color and bright blue blaze that's displayed by these fish.

Breeding:
Blue Orchid Peacock cichlids are sexually dimorphic. Males will develop the dark blue and bright light blue blaze, while females remain a silver color. Males will also get slightly larger than females.
Like all Aulonocara, the Blue Orchid Peacock is a mouthbrooder. While spawning, the female will pick up and hold the eggs in her mouth to protect them. Females may continue to carry the eggs and fry in their mouth for two weeks or longer. It is a good idea to keep several females with one male when breeding. This will help spread out any aggression displayed by the male.
All Aulonocara species will hybridize. If you want to avoid hybridization, it is best to either, only keep males, or only keep one species of Aulonocara.

Q: I just completed my order, what's next?
A: Before shipment, we quarantine all fish for at least 24-48 hours. During this period, we closely monitor the fish to make sure they are healthy. We also do not feed them during this time in order to 'clean out' their digestive system and limit their ability to soil the water.  This helps reduce the amount of waste in the bag and will keep the water clean.

Q: When can I expect my order to be ship?
A: Please see Chart below (No Shipping on Holiday)

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Southwest: Depending on your location some cities have limited amount of flights per day. I will normally communicate this with you via email or text the arrival date and arrival time.

Note:  If the arrival date above don’t work for you please let me know on the note section upon check out on when you prefer to receive the package.

Q: Who delivers my order and how much?
A: UPS Next Day Air:
     For a low flat rate of $45 any where in the US with any size box.          

    Southwest:
    
For any order over $200 or order containing mostly large 4+ Males,
    we recommend Southwest Air Cargo for flat rate of $55.

   Delta Cargo:
  
This is available to all customers that does not have the option to use
   Southwest Air Cargo. Buyer will pay shipping at Delta Cargo Station upon pick
   up. (Usually around $75 - $80)

Q: I just completed my order, what's next?
A: Before shipment, we quarantine all fish for at least 24-48 hours. During this period, we closely monitor the fish to make sure they are healthy. We also do not feed them during this time in order to 'clean out' their digestive system and limit their ability to soil the water.  This helps reduce the amount of waste in the bag and will keep the water clean.

Q: When can I expect my order to be ship?
A: Please see Chart below (No Shipping on Holiday)

Order Placed on:

Ship Date:

Arrival Date: UPS Overnight

Arrival Date: Southwest

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Wednesday

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

Thursday

Monday

Tuesday

Saturday

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Sunday

Saturday

Monday

Tuesday

Monday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wed

Tuesday

Southwest: Depending on your location some cities have limited amount of flights per day. I will normally communicate this with you via email or text the arrival date and arrival time.

Note:  If the arrival date above don’t work for you please let me know on the note section upon check out on when you prefer to receive the package.

Q: Who delivers my order and how much?
A: UPS Next Day Air:
     For a low flat rate of $45 any where in the US with any size box.          

    Southwest:
    
For any order over $200 or order containing mostly large 4+ Males,
    we recommend Southwest Air Cargo for flat rate of $55.

   Delta Cargo:
  
This is available to all customers that does not have the option to use
   Southwest Air Cargo. Buyer will pay shipping at Delta Cargo Station upon pick
   up. (Usually around $75 - $80)

Q: Some or all of my fish arrived dead - what do I do?
A: We offer a Live Arrival Guarantee service for four hours after door delivery. In the event that a fish arrives dead in the shipping bag, you must take clear digital pictures of the fish in an unopened bag and email it to vegasvalleycichlids@gmail.com within four hours of receiving your package. Live Arrival Guarantee is voided after the bags have been opened.

VegasValleyCichlids.com will also refund (Not Store Credit) on any DOA'S that involve carrier mishandling, which includes delays (Less than 48 hours), damaged boxes or water temperature extremes. DOA's must be reported the day of arrival and be accompanied by an emailed photo to ensure refund.

    25% DOA
    We will refund 25% of shipping and the price of the DOA fish. 

   50% DOA
  
We will refund 50% of shipping the and price of the DOA fish.

   75% DOA
   We will refund 100% of shipping and 100% of all the fish.
   You keep the fishes that made it for FREE.

 

Q: Some or all of my fish arrived dead - what do I do?
A: We offer a Live Arrival Guarantee service for four hours after door delivery. In the event that a fish arrives dead in the shipping bag, you must take clear digital pictures of the fish in an unopened bag and email it to vegasvalleycichlids@gmail.com within four hours of receiving your package. Live Arrival Guarantee is voided after the bags have been opened.

VegasValleyCichlids.com will also refund (Not Store Credit) on any DOA'S that involve carrier mishandling, which includes delays (Less than 48 hours), damaged boxes or water temperature extremes. DOA's must be reported the day of arrival and be accompanied by an emailed photo to ensure refund.

    25% DOA
    We will refund 25% of shipping and the price of the DOA fish. 

   50% DOA
  
We will refund 50% of shipping the and price of the DOA fish.

   75% DOA
   We will refund 100% of shipping and 100% of all the fish.
   You keep the fishes that made it for FREE.

 

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