• Aulonocara sp. "Rubescens" (Ruby Red) (Reuben Red)

Ruby Red is a line bred fish from the Chipoka Group of Peacocks. Males are known for their bright orange shoulders with some orange on the body. This is not a redfish despite the nameThey are really a bright orange fish. They are not the rare red strain that may have been available in the hobby years ago. Even so, these fish are quite attractive. Females are a cream color with brown stripes. This fish was line bred in German and first imported by Peter Rubin. Color is very similar to the German Reds. Some younger males may look like an excellent Red Shoulder at first.

This fish is now a special order fish only. I am concentrating my grow out effort on Sp. "German Red" which is very similar with slightly more color than this fish. 

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.  55-Gallons 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.

Recommended Foods: Recommended Food:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee to help color. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Rubescens (Ruby Red)
Common Name(s) Aulonocara Rubescens (Ruby Red)
Geo. Origin Aquarium
Habitat N/A
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 5"
Temperature 78 - 82F
pH 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Aulonocara sp. "Rubescens" (Ruby Red) (Reuben Red)

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