Male has a blue face and a very bright yellow body. Females are cream with brown stripes and may or may not show some yellow. These fish are part of the Stuartgaranti group of peacocks. They are a very calm and peaceful peacock fish. Sometimes this fish is referred to as a Sunshine peacock. Benga is very popular in the hobby. C.A.R.E.S. Program Fish, Endangered facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future.
The second photo is in memory of Don Stoner, one of my best customers who passed away 2/27/2017. Don gave me this and a few other photos of fish I sold to him to use on my site for which I will always be grateful.
These fish are grown in-stock and occasionally added to from wholesale sources. Last grow out count 12/07/2017. Next grow out count due 12/28/2017.
Do not mix with Lemon Jake (See Compatibility Chart)
Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee
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|Scientific Name||Aulonocara Baenschi Benga (New Regal Sunshine)|
|Common Name(s)||Aulonocara Baenschi Benga (New Regal Sunshine)|
|Geo. Origin||Nkhomo Reef near Benga; Malawi|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive|
|Temperature||78 - 82F|
|pH||7.8 - 8.6|
Aulonocara baenschi Nhkomo Reef (Benga) (Sunshine)
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