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Aulonocara ethelwynnae
Ethelwynnae Peacock Cichlid

    Aulonocara ethelwynnae, Ethelwynnae Peacock Cichlid

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  • Max Size:

    5.0"

  • Temperament:

    Semi-aggressive

  • Water Temperature:

    78 - 82°F

  • Diet:

    Carnivore

  • Min. Tank Size:

    55 Gal

  • Description:

    The Aulonocara ethelwynnae or Northern Aulonocara is a popular peacock cichlid, which is native to the waters of Lake Malawi between Chilumba and Mdoka. Males develop a bluish / purple color on the lover half of their face and on their dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail fin. They also develop a yellowish / green color on their shoulder region behind their gills, and bright yellow spots on their anal fin. These bright colors are contrasted by brown and beige vertical stripes on their body. Males can get to be about 5" in length and females will be a little smaller.

  • Compatibility:

    Ethelwynnae Peacocks are mild mannered African cichlids. They are typically non-aggressive accept sometimes a dominant male may show increased aggression levels towards other male Aulonocara species. When breeding, males will also show increased levels of aggression. Some compatible cichlid species are the Ngara Flametail, the Sulfur Head Peacock, and the Blue Orchid Peacock.

  • Tank Requirements and Feeding:

    Ethelwynnae Peacock cichlids are native to the hard alkaline waters of Lake Malawi in Africa. A home aquarium should provide similar water conditions to allow these fish to display their best colors. The water temperature should be between 78 - 82°F with a pH between 7.8 - 8.6. Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids. The substrate iconshould be sand or fine gravel, and it should be decorated with plenty of rocks to create caves and passageways for the fish to claim territories or seek protection.

    Ethelwynnae Peacock cichlids are carnivores and should be fed a variety of foods that contain a good amount of protein. Plankton based flakes mixed with commercially prepared cichlid pellets iconand live (or frozen) brine shrimp or blood worms, are good choices for their diet. Such foods will help bring out the bright purple, green and yellow colors in these fish.

  • Breeding:

    Ethelwynnae Peacock cichlids are sexually dimorphic. Males will develop the bright purple, green and yellow colors, while females remain a dull grey color. Males will also get slightly larger than females.

    Like all Aulonocara, the Ethelwynnae Peacock is a mouthbrooder. While spawning, the female will pick up and hold the eggs in her mouth to protect them. Females may continue to carry the eggs and fry in their mouth for two weeks or longer. It is a good idea to keep several females with one male when breeding. This will help spread out any aggression displayed by the male.

    All Aulonocara species will hybridize. If you want to avoid hybridization, it is best to either, only keep males, or only keep one species of Aulonocara.