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.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank. 

Suggested tank 75 gallons or larger

The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 20-Gallon or larger tank recommended. under 3.5vinches. 55 gallons or larger for larger than 3.5 inches. 

Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee

This fish is no longer carried in-store. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Hueseri
Common Name(s) Midnight Peacock
Geo. Origin Likoma Island, Malawi
Habitat Intermediate
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78-82F
Water Hardness Hard

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Aulonocara hueseri (Midnight Peacock)

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