You are probably thinking of the Hap, Otopharynx Lithobates (Zimbabwe Rock).JoelRHale said:What is the peacock that is exactly like this but royal blue with a yellow top? I've seen it in the profiles but my name recognition is only relatively strong with Mbuna at the moment.
[rant]JoelRHale said:Yes, thanks to both of you! In my mind as I'm learning I still think of the false peacocks (the ones with the abnormally similar body shape) as Aulonocara instead of what they really are. The Placidochromis and Nimbochromis body shapes are what I see as Haps.
So much to learn, I love it!
I think Ad Konings would disagree with you :lol:GoofBoy said:
I'll stick with Paul V. Loiselle's written opinion here.dtune21 said:
Note, Peacocks are generally accepted as those fish in the genus Aulonocara, Alticorpus and Lethrinops. (perhaps Taeniolethrinops as well, since it's been split)dtune21 said:
My comments in this thread were directly related to fact that Aulonocara were once classified as Haplochromis and the origins of the term peacock, so I consider the article dead on point. Especially regarding the 'There is no fancy marketing' comment which is why I referenced the article.702Cichlid said:I'm gonna have to take a little time to read through that article, but without going too deeply into it and playing a half-cocked devil's advocate isn't it possible that a Loiselle article from 26 years ago might be outdated or outside the current paradigm of the taxonomy of the lake? All three of Ad's books have come out since that Loiselle article.
Paul V. Loiselle said:This misapprehension was dispelled in 1971 when a steady stream of small, brilliantly colored, haplochromines began to flow from the lake into thetanks of importers in North America, Europe and Japan. One of the earliest and most spectacularly successful of these newcomers was a brilliant blue Aulonocara species promptly (anh felicitously) christened the Malawi Peacock.
My understanding, as far as taxonomy, is that Haplochromis is the placeholder for non-classified Pseudocrenilabrinae until someone can figure out where they should go - kind of like Psuedotropheus for mbuna.Paul V. Loiselle said:Aulonocara sp. Ã‚Â Red-shouldered Peacock. This was the first representative of the group to be exported. Its dazzling coloration gave rise to the trade name of Peacock Cichlid, which, preceded by some distinguishing adjective, has subsequently come to be applied to any small Malawian haplochromine with a metallic blue base color regardless of its generic identity.