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Benga Sunshine Peacock Cichlid



Aulonocara baenschi, Baensch’s Peacock, Benga Peacock, New Yellow Regal Peacock, Nkhomo-Benga Sunshine Peacock Aulonocara

Originating from the Southern part of Lake Malawi, the Benga Sunshine Peacock is a semi-aggressive omnivore. At about 5″ full-grown, they are relatively small Peacock fish. You can pick out the females because they have little or no color compared to the males.

Be sure to have a ratio of about 3 to 5 females for every male in your tank. These fish can be territorial, so their environment should have a plethora of rocks for breeding, hiding places, and creating territories.

For proper health please be sure your aquarium has the appropriate requirements:

  • pH: 7.8-8.5
  • KH: 10-15°
  • Temp: 72-82° F
  • Food: New Life Spectrum “Cichlid Formula” (Found at Fish Foods)
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