Aulonocara sp. Firefish

These have many different names, Strawberry peacock, Dragon Blood peacock, Firefish peacock, Pink peacock and etc., to me they’re pretty much the same since we don’t know their origins. They are hybrids just like the OB peacocks but we know how the OB came about but not for the Strawberry/Dragon Blood peacock. Strawberry peacocks tend to stay orange, whereas Dragon Blood and Firefish have a very vibrant red/orange. But if you mix the 2, there’s no way to classify them since they look so much a like, therefore you will see many breeders/stores have different names for these fish.

They are often the more aggressive fish in the aquarium, but their vibrant red/orange/pinkish color makes them a must have in an all cichlid aquarium. Feed them a high quality protein food and sometimes mix in some spirulina/veggie base food as well.

  • Scientific Name:  Aulonocara sp Firefish/Dragon Blood/Strawberry
  • Common Name:  Strawberry peacock, Dragon Blood peacock, Firefish, Pink peacock
  • Origin:  Hybrid
  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Size of fish:  6 inches
  • Temperament:  Aggressive
  • Diet:  Carnivore
  • Temperature:  73-82 degrees F
  • PH Range:  7.2-8.8
  • Breeding:  Mouth Brooder
  • Ideal Substrate:  Sand/Gravel
  • Water Region:  All region of the tank

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