Males are a Dark-blue with yellow on the top of their head. Some males may develop a wider bright yellow blaze on the top of the head than others. Males have yellow on the top of their dorsal fin.  Their body is a deep or light blue with faint darker strips. They also sport a yellow edge on the tail,  turquoise on the lower portion of the head, and numerous yellow egg spots on the anal fin. A few males turn more dark blue on the body. 

Base Price for this fish is a 1.5" Sex Uncertain

This fish is grown out from in-store stock and may occasionally be brought in from through my wholesaler.

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. 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.

Peaceful 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)

Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Maylandi Sulferhead
Common Name(s) Aulonocara Maylandi Sulferhead
Geo. Origin Eccles Reef & West Reef; Malalwi
Habitat Intermediate Zone
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78 - 82F
pH 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Aulonocara maylandi (Sulfur Head Peacock) (Rare)

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