Swallowtails are peaceful to a mildly aggressive variant of the Otter Point peacock. They have a similar color to Aulonocara Eurkea Red. Males develop white extensions on the end of their dorsal fin, front lower fins, and tail around 5+". They also tend to show more white on their dorsal fin, and the end of their tail than most Eureka Red. Females are cream with brown stripes. These fish are part of the Jacobfreibergi group; but, are less aggressive than other peacocks in that group.
This fish is very attractive when it gets in full extensions. It should not be overlooked.
Photo is one of my wholesaler's younger breeder males.
Peaceful 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)
A few males are occasionally brought into the store.
Otherwise, this fish is occasionally available through my special order program when I am ordering from my wholesaler.
Best kept in single males in all-male tanks, 75-gallon or larger tank recommended.
The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 40-gallon breeder or larger tank recommended.
Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee
|Scientific Name||Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Caroline (Swallowtail)|
|Common Name(s)||Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Caroline (Swallowtail)|
|Geo. Origin||Otter Point; Malawi|
|Habitat||Caves among rocks|
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Tsano Rock Swallowtail
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