Swallowtails are peaceful to a mildly aggressive variant of the Otter Point peacock. They have a similar color to Aulonocara Eurkea Red. Males develop white extensions on the end of their dorsal fin and tail around 5+". Females are cream with brown stripes. These fish are part of the Jacobfreibergi group; but, are less aggressive than other peacocks in that group.
Photo is one of my wholesaler's breeder males.
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)
Available through my special order lists occasionally If ordered enough, I may begin to bring these back into stock in single males of 3" or larger.
Best kept in single males in all-male tanks, 75-gallon or larger tank recommended.
The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 40-gallon breeder or larger tank recommended.
Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee
|Scientific Name||Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Caroline (Swallowtail)|
|Common Name(s)||Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Caroline (Swallowtail)|
|Geo. Origin||Otter Point; Malawi|
|Habitat||Caves among rocks|
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Tsano Rock Swallowtail
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