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Multi-Color OB (Aulonocara OB)

Multi-Color OB (Aulonocara OB)

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Max Size:  6"-7"


The Aulonocara OB, commonly referred to as the Orange Blotch or Orange Blossom, is a distinctive type of peacock cichlid. Characterized by its vibrant orange hue interspersed with blue markings, this fish stands out in any aquarium setting. It is a man-made hybrid, resulting from the crossbreeding of a male Aulonocara species with an OB female mbuna. While peacock cichlids come in a spectrum of colors, the Aulonocara OB's unique coloration sets it apart. Typically, males exhibit more vivid colors, with bright egg spots on their anal fin. A small percentage of females might also display these egg spots.

Aquarium Size and Conditions:

  • Size: Given the size and activity level of the Aulonocara OB, a spacious tank is recommended.
  • Water Parameters: The ideal water conditions include a temperature of approximately 77°F and a pH range of 7.8 to 8.6.
  • Tank Setup: A sandy substrate is preferred, complemented by an abundance of rocks and caves to mimic their natural habitat and provide hiding spots.

Feeding Recommendations:

While specific feeding recommendations for the Aulonocara OB aren't mentioned in the provided information, based on their lineage, they would likely thrive on a diet of high-quality cichlid pellets. Occasional treats of live or frozen foods, such as brine shrimp or bloodworms, can be beneficial.

Additional Notes:

  • The Aulonocara OB is best housed with other medium-sized nonaggressive cichlids from Lake Malawi to ensure a harmonious tank environment.
  • Due to their hybrid nature, it's essential to monitor their behavior and interactions with other tank mates, ensuring a peaceful coexistence.
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