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 02/09/2018. Next grow out count due 03/09/2018.

Base price is a 2.5" Male

Do not mix with Lemon Jake (See Compatibility Chart)

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 

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Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara Baenschi Benga (New Regal Sunshine)
Common Name(s) Aulonocara Baenschi Benga (New Regal Sunshine)
Geo. Origin Nkhomo Reef near Benga; Malawi
Habitat Intermediate Zone
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 baenschi Nhkomo Reef (Benga) (Sunshine)

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