Scientific Name: Aulonocara stuartgranti
Origin: Lake Malawi
Other Names: Nyasa peacock
Temperature: 26 - 30 ℃
pH: 7.8 - 8.3
GH: 20 - 26
Max size: 12 cm
Min Tank size: 200 Ltr
Position in Aqua: No special swimming level
This fish should be kept with other species that are not too aggressive. The aquarium should be set up with rocks that form caves and hiding places, and a sandy bottom. In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. You should keep 1 male with 4-6 females
He is omnivorous. You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.
Breeding is easy. The 20 - 40 eggs are laid on a stone and after that the female takes the eggs in the mouth immediately. They are fertilized by the male using the dummy-egg method. It is recommendable to catch the female after spawning carefully and bring her to a separate tank. After 3 weeks the young fishes are leaving the mouth for the first time. They eat baby brine shrimp immediately.
They are generally peaceful, although males may quarrel over females or territory. In the wild, they live in large groups.
Provide smooth rocks to form caves and, because they need hard, alkaline water to thrive, lay down a fine-grade dolomite or coral-based gravel substrate. This is a sizable fish that needs room to swim and maneuver.