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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Aulonocara aquilonium. Photo by Ad Konings Not often seen in the hobby, Aulonocara aquilonium has only been found in the waters off of Mdoka in northwestern Lake Malawi. Mature males have light blue coloration on the face and the fins have distinctive black edges. A. aquilonium live over sandy...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Aulonocara ethelwynnae. Photo by Ad Konings Found only around Chitende Island in northern Lake Malawi, Aulonocara ethelwynnae has been in the hobby for some time. Most often found under the common names that describe its collection point: Chitande Aulonocara and Northern Aulonocara. A...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri". Photo by Dave Hansen Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri" with its bright yellow body and blue face is a favorite of hobbyists looking to add color to their tanks. Cichlids from the Aulonocara genus have the nickname of peacocks. Like the bird, males are...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    OB Peacock. Photo by Dave Hansen OB Peacocks have been in the hobby for some time. Their orange-blotched pattern and peacock-like displays make them an attractive fish. However, despite their body shape and common association with Aulonocara species from Lake Malawi, these fish are not native...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Aulonocara baenschi. Photo by Dave Hansen Aulonocara baenschi is a stunning peacock from Lake Malawi. Males sport a bright yellow body with blue around the cheeks. Like all Aulonocara, only the males display bright colors while the females are brown with some vertical banding. A. baenschi is a...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Cave of the Cichids is another great, quality video from EarthTouch. In this episode we get a great view of some of the caves at Otter Point in Lake Malawi and the cichlids that live within them. According to the narrator, cichlids that make their homes within the caves are more colorful to make...
  7. Lake Malawi Species
    Aulonocara sp. "tangerine". Photo by Dave Hansen Fish have a system of sense organs used to detect motion and vibrations in the water. This sensory system is known as lateral lines and can be seen as a faint lines running lengthwise along the side of fish. These receptors can also be found...
  8. Lake Tanganyika Species
    There are OB (Orange Blotched) cichlid species in the three major lakes of Africa. Lake Victoria has Paralabidochromis chromogynos, Lake Tanganyika has Tropheus moorii (Kambwimba) and Lake Malawi has Labeotropheus fuelleborni. However, there are no naturally occurring OB Aulonocara (Peacocks) in...
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