Aulonocara Lwanda males are blue with yellow shoulders and yellow on their dorsal fin. They also show yellow on the Anal fin. Exceptional individuals may show a more orangeish yellow on the dorsal fin and anal fin. C.A.R.E.S. Program Fish, Endangered facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. Males start to show their best color around 3.5 to 4 inches. 3-inch males have some color that will only improve as they grow. 

The second photo is the male breeder at my wholesaler. These are full breed Lwanda and not the Lwanda with Orange Gene that I used to get from a different wholesaler. 

Last grow out count 02/08/2019. Next grow out count due 03/01/2019. Grow out counts are counts of the fish in stock checking for additional males and increases in size. 

Because of the popularity of this fish, most males have to come from grow outs. This fish is rarely available in sizes larger than 1.5-2" from my wholesaler. 

Base Price for this fish is a 2.5" Male. 

Peaceful to mildly aggressive Peacock that mixes well with other Peacocks, other than Jacobfreibergi types of a similar color, Haplochromis, milder Mbuna, and milder Lake Victorians in single male tanks. Do not mix different Aulonocara females in the same tank. (See Compatibility Chart)

Best kept in single males in all male tanks, may work in groups of three or more males, though some secondary males may not achieve full color. 90-gallon or larger tank recommended. 

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 40-gallon Breeder or larger tank recommended. 

Best kept in single males in all male tanks, may work in groups of three or more males, though some secondary males may not achieve full color. 

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

Please note: No sex is guaranteed on sex uncertain fish. Watch for groups with guaranteed males and females for certain sexed fish in a group. Broods are about 50/50.

Recommended Foods: Recommended Food:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee

More information on http://www.cascommunityforums.com/ 

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Lwanda
Common Name(s) Red Top Peacock
Geo. Origin Lake Malawi
Habitat Intermediate
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive to Aggressive
Maximum Size 6"
Temperature 78-82F
Water Hardness Hard

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Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda" (Red Top Lwanda)

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