Assorted Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp.) - Tank-Bred!
Assorted Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp.) - Tank-Bred!
Assorted Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp.) - Tank-Bred!

Assorted Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp.) - Tank-Bred!

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Dazzling Assorted African Peacock Cichlids - Tank-Bred Wonders for Your Aquarium

 

* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS Next Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *

 

 

Elevate your aquarium's elegance with our Assorted African Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp)! These stunning cichlids, bred in controlled environments, boast a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, adding a touch of African beauty to your aquatic sanctuary.

African Peacock Cichlids are renowned for their vibrant hues, ranging from brilliant blues, fiery oranges, striking yellows, and regal purples. Each fish in this assorted selection showcases its unique coloration and intricate patterns, making every addition to your tank a captivating masterpiece.

Originating from the African rift lakes, these tank-bred beauties are known for their peaceful demeanor among cichlid species, making them an excellent choice for community tanks with other compatible fish.

Their interactive behavior and inquisitive nature bring life and dynamism to your tank, as they explore their surroundings and engage with tank mates and decorations.

To ensure their optimal health and color vibrancy, provide a balanced diet consisting of high-quality cichlid pellets, supplemented with occasional treats like live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

With their dazzling colors and amiable temperament, these Assorted African Peacock Cichlids are perfect for both experienced enthusiasts and newcomers seeking a vibrant and lively addition to their aquarium.

 

What We Like About This Fish:

  • Vivid Color Palette: These cichlids boast a stunning array of colors, from electric blues and fiery oranges to majestic purples, making them a vibrant centerpiece in any aquarium.

  • Peaceful Nature: Despite their dazzling appearance, these cichlids have a relatively peaceful temperament, allowing them to thrive in community tanks alongside other compatible species.

  • Interactive Behavior: Their curious and interactive nature adds a lively dynamic to the tank. They're known for exploring their environment and engaging with tank decorations, providing an entertaining spectacle for observers.

  • Varied Patterns and Uniqueness: Each cichlid in this assorted selection displays its own unique patterns, ensuring that every addition to the tank brings a distinct and captivating visual appeal.

 

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: Maintain a consistent temperature between 76°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C). These cichlids thrive in warmer water conditions typical of their African rift lake origins.

  • pH: Aim for a pH level between 7.8 to 8.6, replicating the slightly alkaline conditions of their natural habitat.

  • KH (Carbonate Hardness): Keep the carbonate hardness between 10 to 20 dKH (179 to 357 ppm) to ensure stable water conditions for these cichlids.

  • Minimum Tank Size: Provide a spacious environment by opting for a minimum tank size of 50 gallons (189 liters) for Assorted African Peacock Cichlids. A larger tank not only accommodates their size but also helps mitigate territorial behavior among these cichlids.

 

CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Diet: These cichlids are omnivorous and thrive on a varied diet. Offer them high-quality cichlid pellets as a staple diet, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and spirulina-based treats. A diverse diet contributes to their health, color vibrancy, and overall well-being.

  • Social Behavior: Assorted African Peacock Cichlids generally exhibit a peaceful temperament among cichlid species. However, it's essential to provide ample space and hiding spots in the tank to prevent potential aggression among individuals. They can coexist harmoniously in a community setup with other peaceful cichlid species and non-aggressive tank mates.

  • Origin: While tank-bred, these cichlids originate from the African rift lakes, particularly Lake Malawi. Their wild counterparts are native to this region, known for its unique and diverse cichlid populations. Tank-bred specimens retain the stunning colors and traits of their wild counterparts but are bred in controlled environments for aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Average Adult Size: Assorted African Peacock Cichlids Males get around 6 inches and Females over 4 inches in length. This moderate size makes them suitable for large-sized aquariums, allowing them to showcase their vibrant colors without overcrowding. These were tank raised.

  • Average Purchase Size: When purchased, these cichlids are generally small, ranging from1.5 inch (3 cm) in length. They will grow steadily under proper care and a suitable environment, displaying their full spectrum of colors as they mature.

 

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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