• 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 German Reds.

Last grow out count 03/22/2018. Next grow out count due 04/13/2018. Grow out counts are counts of the fish in stock checking for additional males and increases in size.  This fish is grown out from in-stock and added to occasionally from a wholesaler.  

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. 

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

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 

More information on http://www.cascommunityforums.com/ 

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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