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Eureka Red OB (Aulonocara Eureka Red OB) German Import

Eureka Red OB (Aulonocara Eureka Red OB) German Import

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Max Size:  6"-7"


The Eureka Red Peacock, scientifically known as Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, is a captivating cichlid known for its vibrant red-orange body coloration adorned with blue highlights on both its fins and body. Males are typically more colorful and larger than females, boasting a deep body, pointed head, and a sloping forehead. This cichlid is also referred to as Freiberg's peacock or fairy cichlid. The Eureka Red Peacock is a man-made variant, line-bred for its distinct coloration, and does not naturally occur in the wild.

Aquarium Size and Conditions:

  • Size: A minimum tank capacity of 55 gallons is recommended, though larger tanks are preferable to accommodate their territorial nature.
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: Between 77° and 84°F.
    • pH: Alkaline water with a pH ranging from 7.5 to 9.0.
    • Hardness: 10–20 dH.
  • Tank Setup: Eureka Red Peacocks are rock-dwelling cichlids. Their habitat should include ample swimming space and an array of caves and rock formations to establish territories.

Feeding Recommendations:

Eureka Red Peacocks are omnivores with diverse dietary preferences:

  • Wild Diet: In their natural habitat, they consume small crustaceans, algae, and cichlid fry.
  • Captive Diet: A mix of high-quality cichlid pellets or flakes, supplemented with live foods such as blood worms, snails, or brine shrimp. Frozen, flake, or pellet foods are also accepted.
  • Feeding Frequency: It's advisable to feed them twice daily. For mature cichlids, occasional fasting, like one day per week, can help regulate their metabolism.

Additional Notes:

  • The Eureka Red Peacock is a hybrid variant and is not native to any natural habitats.
  • Males exhibit a striking red body with vibrant blue and black stripes, and a light metallic blue hue graces their faces, extending from just past their pectoral fins to their tails.
  • They are relatively peaceful cichlids, making them compatible with other non-aggressive fish species. However, male Eureka Red Peacocks can be slightly territorial, so providing them with ample space and hiding spots is crucial.
  • When breeding, Eureka Red Peacocks should be conditioned separately with specific foods like mosquito larvae, bloodworms, and crustaceans.
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