Males are bright blue with yellow/ along the lower body. The tail is blue with yellow lines mixed with it. Some males start out mostly darker blue, then show yellow on the tail and body. Females are cream with brown stripes. A few females have black stripes rather than brown ones. Males are slow to color and dominant males will not let sub-dominate males color. Most males do not show full color until 3.5 to 4" 

Have you tried Smart Start Complete yet? It helps to keep your aquarium water cycle system working and keep fish healthy. CAS uses it in our tanks. Our 12 oz. bottles take up the same space as one 3.5" or smaller fish in our 12 x 12 x 10 and larger boxes. This means you can ship a bottle with your fish order with no extra shipping charge in most cases. see for more information. 

Base Price is a 2.5" 1/2 color Male These fish are grown out from fry in store. 

Best kept in breeding groups to speed the color of males. Single males may work in a mixed group tank with milder peacocks and haps. 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. 

Peaceful to mildly aggressive Peacock. Do not mix different Aulonocara females in the same tank. (See Compatibility Chart)

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 



Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Stuartgranti Ngara Flame Tail
Common Name(s) Aulonocara Stuartgranti Ngara Flame Tail
Geo. Origin Ngara & Mdoka; Malawi
Habitat Intermediate Zone
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 stuartgranti "Ngara" (Ngara Flame Tail) (Yellow Flame Tail) (Europe Strain)

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