Aulonocara maisoni
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Aulonocara maisoni

Common Names: Mason Peacock
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Lake Malawi
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes and live foods. Hiding places are needed
7.5 - 8.5
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are blue while females are drab gray with vertical brown stripes.
Breeding: Many caves and a ratio of 2 males to 5 or 6 females usually results in a successful mating. Maisoni are mouth brooders and the fry are released after three to five weeks.
Comments: New species to the aquarium trade introduced in 1998. Are considered to be the most peaceful of the peacock species.
Main Colours: Blue, Grey
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Bdadawg
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