Aulonocara stuartgranti
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Aulonocara stuartgranti

Common Names: Grant's Peacock
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Endemic to Lake Malawi, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Territorial; Peaceful and timid when young or alone in a community aquarium. Males may fight for dominance, but injuries seldom result.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed vegetable based flake food and small Malawi cichlid pellets. A high protein diet should be avoided. As with most rift lake cichlids, hiding places among caves and rocks are highly recommended, both for shelter from agression and for spawning purposes. Plants are not harmed. Medium-hard water is required. Can be sensitive to nitrate build-up so weekly partial water changes are neccessary.
7.5 - 8.2
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
12 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are drab gray with vertical brown stripes.
Breeding: Many caves and a ratio of 2 males to 5 females usually results in a successful mating. Grant's Cichlids are mouth brooders and the fry are released after three to five weeks.
Comments: A relatively new species which is rarely available in most countries. Sometimes referred to as the Peacock Cichlid.
Main Colours: Blue, Black
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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