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Eureka Red (Aulonocara Eureka Red) German Import

Eureka Red (Aulonocara Eureka Red) German Import

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Max Size: 6"


The Eureka Red Peacock, scientifically known as Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, is a medium-sized cichlid that can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length. This cichlid is also referred to as Freiberg's peacock or fairy cichlid. The Eureka Red Peacock boasts a vibrant red-orange body coloration complemented by blue highlights on its fins and body. Males are typically more colorful and larger than females, characterized by a deep body, pointed head, and a sloping forehead.

Aquarium Size and Conditions:

  • Size: A minimum tank capacity of 50 gallons is recommended, with an optimal size being 100 gallons to cater to their territorial nature.
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: Between 76° and 82°F (24° and 28°C).
    • pH: Alkaline water with a pH ranging from 7.8 to 8.6.
    • Hardness: 10–20 DH.
  • Tank Setup: Eureka Red Peacocks require ample swimming space complemented by an array of caves and rock structures to establish territories.

Feeding Recommendations:

Eureka Red Peacocks are omnivores and have diverse dietary preferences:

  • Diet: A mix of live food, meaty food, worms, and vegetable matter.
  • Captive Diet: They can be fed a combination of high-quality cichlid pellets or flakes, supplemented with live foods and occasional vegetable matter.

Additional Notes:

  • Eureka Red Peacocks are mildly aggressive and exhibit conspecific aggression.
  • They are mouthbrooders; post-spawning, females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry become free-swimming.
  • With proper care and optimal conditions, Eureka Red Peacocks can thrive in captivity for over a decade.
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