Distribution: Aulonocara koningsi cichlids are distributed in Lake Malawi and off Mbenji Island, Africa.
PH: 8.0 – 9.0
Temperature: 25 – 27°C (78 – 82°F)
Hardness: 25 – 30 dH
Description: Aulonocara koningsi have a relatively large head and a rounded dorsal profile. Males have a blue body, head and fins; a caudal fin with yellow elements. Females will be dark brown – depending on emotional state and the light conditions – and may have white, elongated spots on its unpaired fins. Males grow to a maximum length of 9.2 cm.
Diet: The Aulonocara koningsi is a carnivore. Keep it sustained through a combination of flake and live foods.
Breeding: The female is a mouthbrooder. Male Peacock cichlids will spawn with multiple females; the female will house the eggs in her mouth until the fry are ready to swim.
Comments: Aulonocara koningsi cichlids inhabit mixed sand-rock habitats, so adjust your aquarium accordingly. Allow plenty of swimming space and hiding places for the female to spawn in. A 100 cm tank will provide enough space for this Peacock to flourish.
Recommended Compatible Species: Any gentle, mid-sized Malawian haps suit this species well. Avoid housing Aulonocara fish with aggressive Mbunas. Placidochromis, Protomelas and Otopharynx species should all be very compatible with Aulonocaras.
Originally posted 2009-12-15 09:46:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter