Aulonocara Lwanda males are blue with yellow shoulders and yellow/ orange on their dorsal fin. They also show yellow/orange on the Anal fin. Older individuals 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.
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Base Price for this fish is a 2.5" Male
The second photo is of the male breeder at my wholesaler. These are full breed Lwanda.
3/4" color males hare yellow-orange on the dorsal fin and anal fin. Those areas turn orange when they get larger.
These fish are being reduced and will likely move to the Special order list down the line.
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. If my wholesaler has any I will try and bring in 3" and larger males.
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. 90-gallon or larger tank recommended. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.
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
|Scientific Name||Aulonocara Lwanda|
|Common Name(s)||Red Top Peacock|
|Geo. Origin||Lake Malawi|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive to Aggressive|
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda" (Red Top Lwanda)