The German Red Peacock is a variety that is not found in the wild in Lake Malawi. It is an aquaculture variant breed from a stuartgranti found in the Maleri region of the lake. It is commonly referred to as “Aulonocara rubescens” or Ruby German Peacock although this is not a valid scientific name.
The color on these fish has been developed by several breeders from Germany; the dominant males achieve magnificent orange to red-orange body color with some blue accents on the face. Females are not brightly colored, but do have a distinct yellow edge on the dorsal fin. Juveniles are silver in color with faint darker bands. Gotta have females to make babies!
Size at Shipping for this variant is about 3″