Turkis is an Aulonocara mutation developed originally in Germany.  Males are light blue and turquoise with orangish-red mixed into their bodies. Females are grey with dull grey stripes. They are one of the more unusual of the Aulonocara Peacocks in color. Young Turkis males are one of the most colorful fish I have to offer. These fish can lose some color and fade as they age or when they are fish moved to a new tank. Feed them Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee to help their color.

The base price is for a 2.5-inch male 

Have you tried Smart Start Complete yet? It helps to keep your aquarium water cycle system woking and keep fish healthy. CAS uses it in our tanks. Our 12 oz. bottles take up the same space as one 3.5" or smaller fish in our 12 x 12 x 10 and larger boxes. This means you can ship a bottle with your fish order with no extra shipping charge in most cases. see https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=343 for more information. 

These fish are being grown out from in-store stock to help keep prices lower. 

The main photo shows the color of this better than the second photo. As one of my customers told me, "this fish can really light up a tank". 

These fish are best kept in all-male tanks with other peacocks and milder haplochromines.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

The best group for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

The photo image is from the HAAS Swap. I will replace it with one of my own once I get a full-color male that I can photograph. 


Profile Specs
Habitat Intermediate areas
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 6"
Temperature 78-82 F
pH 7.8-8.6

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Aulonocara sp. "Turkis" (Europe) (Rare)

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