Line bred in Germany, this fish closely resembles the Ruby Red. Males have a little more blue in their face than Ruby Reds and may or may not show a more reddish-orange rather than orange body Ruby Reds. This is not a redfish despite the name. They 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. Probably the best of the orange complex of peacock cichlids. Females are cream with brown stripes. These fish are line bred from the Aulonocara Stuartgranti Chipoka group of peacocks.

Many other peacock cichlids show blue and yellow. Orange German red provides a nice contrast in color to the other fish

Base Price is a 2.5" Male  These fish are grown out from in-house stock which helps to make their price lower.

Have you tried Smart Start Complete yet? It helps to keep your aquarium water cycle system woking and keep fish healthy. CAS uses it in our tanks. Our 12 oz. bottles take up the same space as one 3.5" or smaller fish in our 12 x 12 x 10 and larger boxes. This means you can ship a bottle with your fish order with no extra shipping charge in most cases. see for more information. 

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. Sometimes a single male may be intimidated by larger tank mates. In that case, this fish 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. 

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 Food: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee This food will help to maintain color. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Aulonocara German Red
Common Name(s) Aulonocara German 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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