Ruby Red Peacock (Aulonocara sp. Maleri)

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Remarks: Ruby Reds are a line-bred variety of Aulonocara sp. Maleri, which are normally yellow. They exhibit red scales with a blue sheen underneath. The amount of red will vary depending on dominance, diet, and mood. For brighter, more intense reds, we recommend color-enhancing flakes or extra meals of brine shrimp and other invertebrates that help bring out their color, as well as bright lighting and plenty of females.

Pictured, you will see the same strain. One male is in our photo tank with dark lighting and no tankmates. His colors are very deep. You will also find a photo of a male in a breeder tank with brighter lighting, a blue background, and 7 females to keep him company. His colors are much lighter and vibrant. Both are beautiful, but they show the varied nature of Peacocks and their coloration. 

Scientific Name: Aulonocara sp. Maleri

Common Name: Ruby Red

Max Size: 6"

pH: 7.5-8.4

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 74-82°

Aggressiveness: Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, Malawi Peacocks, Synodontis

Tank Mate Options:

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