Males are darker blue with yellow on the lower body, lower fins, and tail. They also have black stripes on the body. Their dorsal fin is black with a white upper edge. The black stripes in their body and black in their dorsal fin give them a nice contrast when mixed with other male peacocks. Females are cream with brown stripes. This fish is part of the stuartgranti group of peacocks. It is not as common in the hobby as some of the other peacock cichlids. 

This fish is being discontinued. Grab the last of the in-house stock at a discount while you can. 

Base Price is a 2.5" Male.

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-gallon or larger tank recommended. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank. 

Suggested tank 75 gallons or larger

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.

Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Hueseri
Common Name(s) Midnight Peacock
Geo. Origin Likoma Island, Malawi
Habitat Intermediate
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouthbrooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78-82F
Water Hardness Hard

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Aulonocara hueseri (Midnight Peacock)

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