Swallowtails are peaceful to a mildly aggressive variant of the Otter Point peacock. They have a similar color to Aulonocara collected from Otter Point with more blue and some have more brownish orange rather than bright orange. Males develop white extensions on the end of their dorsal fin and tail around 4+". Females are cream with brown stripes. These fish are part of the Jacobfreibergi group; but, are less aggressive than other peacocks in that group.
These fish are primarily available through my special order program. Occasionally they may be brought back in stock in 3" or larger males.
Base Price is a 3" Part Color Male. 3.5" Male is from a better wholesaler source.
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)
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. 75-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. 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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