Name: Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Origin: Lake Malawi (Africa)
I finally found my fish! I've owned one of these fish for almost 4 years. He's lived alone in my 200 liter aquarium his whole life. Right now he is about 15 cm long, about 7 cm high. He is a beautiful fish! His colors are really dark. That could be because he is thriving in my aquarium.
I used to have one of these beautiful fish (a male) in my 220 litre African cichlid tank. Unfortunately, he stopped eating about half a year after I got him, then mysteriously died a fortnight later. :-( His colours began to fade quite a bit towards the end, but he was an absolutely radiant fish, exactly like the picture above! I would highly recommend this fish to anyone with a good-sized African tank. Happy fish-keeping!
This is an amazing fish that does honor to its butterfly cichlid name. Although their character is no butterfly, since mine terrorized all his tankmates until the male Red Zebra became big enough to stand for itself. The most spectacular trait of these fish are the blue fins, which almost appear to glow in contrast with the dark body. Females are more colorful than other peacock varieties, sporting some yellow on the ventral fins. As nice as this fish is, I wouldn't recommend it to the beginner for its aggressiveness.
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