aulonocara german red

General – This is a very nice fish with vibrant orange/red and blue face. The female is not colorful as the male. This fish is not a hybrid, but has been bred in Germany to get the red/orange color. I don’t know how they do it, but it’s been confirmed. The Ruby Red Peacock is very similar to this one.

Tank Requirement – 55G minimum.

Compatibility – This fish is compatible with all other peacocks and haps.

Aggression – Mildly aggressive.

Size – 5-6″ inches.

Male vs Female – Male of this species will develop a shiny red/orange body and a blue face. Female on the other hand stays silver and gray.

Diet – They are carnivores, feed them high protein food.

  • Scientific Name:  Aulonocara German Red
  • Common Name:  German Red
  • Origin:  Africa, lake Malawi
  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Size of fish: 5-6″ inches
  • Aggression:  Mildly Aggressive
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Breeding:  Mouth Brooder
  • Water Region:  Bottom and mid-section

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