ID please

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by akamel, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. akamel

    akamelValued MemberMember

    this is a male peacock (african cichlid) of some sort--just dont know which kind. Can anyone help me? I am in the midst of restocking and dont wanna add the wrong fish.
     
  2. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    There's no pic.
     
  3. OP
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    akamel

    akamelValued MemberMember

    sorry--will try again!
     




  4. OP
    OP
    akamel

    akamelValued MemberMember

    pics

    another try at pic upload
     

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  5. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    It looks like a peacock but I'm not very knowledgeable with Africans.
     
  6. crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember

    Looks like a Lwanda Peacock to me...uhh Aulonocara sp. Lwanda I think. :) Pretty little guy!
     
  7. navyscuba

    navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    Well is an Aulocara for sure but they are a few of these species that kinda look a like. Cichlid forum is down but you can check here.
     

    After a quick look it looks like Aulocara huesheri or Aulonocara lwanda.
     
  8. OP
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    akamel

    akamelValued MemberMember

    thanks!! do you know from what lake? I need to restock (or want rather) my tank
     
  9. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    99.9% certain that it is Aulonocara Jacopfreibergi. Doesn't really matter which species it is really they all have much the same care requirements & temperament. It's only the size that varies. All Peacocks are from Lake Malawi.
     
  10. Angela_96

    Angela_96Well Known MemberMember

    Most peacocks prefer meaty foods. Thats one thing to keep in mind when stocking Malawi cichlids, just don't mix them with the mbuna.
     
  11. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    That's simply a matter of feeding correctly. Been there done that. No problem.
     
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