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Hello all,
I am not new to fishkeeping, but new to African cichlids.

I am setting up a new tank, in which I am hoping to keep Aulonocaras Peacocks. I did alot of reading about them, and so I know all about overstocking, their mild Aggression, the need to overfilter, ........etc.
HOWEVER, my space is limited so I am having a bespoke tank built to order, and so I have 2 options available to me (for 2 different locations)

Option 1 is a 3.9 feet tank: (3.9' x 17.7" D x 15.7" H) which is (110cm L x 45xm D x 40cm H)
Option 2 is 2.0 feet tank: (2.0' x 21" D x 17.7" H) which is (60cm L x 53cm D x 45cm H)

Now here is my main question: Which of these 2 sized tanks you think I can use to keep Aulonocaras

Another question is: As you can see my depth on both tanks is on the lowish side 15.7" for the 3.9 foot tank and 17.7" on the 2 foot tank, is this an issue with Aulonocaras?

Thank you very much for any advise you can give.
 

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Even the 3.9 foot tank is on the small side but I would not even think of the 2 foot tank.

I would not do all male on this tank...I would do a single species of a timid peacock like kandeense. You might be able to get multiple males to color.
 

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Thank you DJRansome I thought as much, what is your view concerning the depth? If I go the 3.9ft option, my tank depth would be just 15.7" is this an issue with Peacocks?
ALso, if I may ask - how many Peacocks could I stock in a tank that size (47g)?

thanks again
 

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I think the depth would be ok, stocking would be the issue. You would only be able to do a small breeding group, 1m/4f, of something like aulonocara ethelwynnae or hueseri. You would only have 1 colorful fish.
 

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Agree. And always cover the tank, regardless of height.
 
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