Aulonocara Maulana Bi-Color males are blue with a yellow shoulder. They also have darker blue stripes on the body. Females are cream with brown stripes. This fish naturally occurs in the lake and is not a hybrid. The 500 sometimes used in its name can cause confusion. Named after Alfred Maulana of Stuart Grant's dive team, these fish are part of the Stuartgranti group of peacocks.
Base Price is a 2.5" Male
This fish is grown out from 1.5" stock obtained from my wholesaler. Price may be higher than those grown in-store due to the wholesale cost.
Sometimes they may be brought in from the wholesaler in 3" and larger males.
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,55-gallon or larger tank recommended. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.
The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 20 gallon or larger tank recommended.
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 Food: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee
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|Scientific Name||Aulonocara Maulana Bi-Color 500|
|Common Name(s)||Aulonocara Maulana Bi-Color 500|
|Geo. Origin||Chitimba Bay (at 22m); Malawi|
|Habitat||Shallow Intermediate Zone|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive|
|Temperature||78 - 82F|
|pH||7.8 - 8.6|
Aulonocara maulana Bi-Color