Cape Maclear Peacock – Jacobfreibergi 5cm

  • Meet the Cape Maclear Peacock (Aulonocara sp. “Cape Maclear”), a stunning and peaceful fish from Lake Malawi.
  • Thrives in stable water conditions with a pH level of 7.8 to 8.6, GH level of 10 to 20 dGH, and KH level of 8 to 12 dKH.
  • Enjoy their vibrant colors and peaceful nature for up to 6 to 10 years, making them a prized addition to any peaceful African cichlid aquarium.
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Introduction: Welcome to the captivating world of the Cape Maclear Peacock (Aulonocara sp. “Cape Maclear”), a remarkable and striking fish that will add a touch of splendor to your aquarium. Known for its vibrant colors and peaceful nature, this extraordinary species is sure to become the star of your aquatic display, leaving a lasting impression on all who admire it.

Scientific Name: The Cape Maclear Peacock, scientifically known as Aulonocara sp. “Cape Maclear,” originates from the rocky shores of Lake Malawi in Africa.

Water Quality: Creating the ideal aquatic environment is vital for the well-being of this exquisite fish. The Cape Maclear Peacock thrives in stable and pristine water conditions.

  • pH Level: Maintain a pH level between 7.8 and 8.6 to replicate the slightly alkaline waters of its native lake.
  • GH Level: Aim for a moderate to high general hardness (GH) level ranging from 10 to 20 dGH.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) within the range of 8 to 12 dKH to ensure their optimal health and comfort.

Feeding: As an omnivorous species, the Cape Maclear Peacock enjoys a diverse diet to stay healthy and vibrant. Offer them high-quality cichlid pellets, supplemented with occasional feedings of live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and spirulina to meet their dietary needs.

Tank Mates: Known for their generally peaceful nature, the Cape Maclear Peacock coexists harmoniously with other peaceful African cichlids. They are ideal tank mates for other peacock cichlid species that prefer similar water conditions.

Sexing: Sexing Cape Maclear Peacocks can be challenging, especially when they are young. As they mature, males may display more intense and vibrant colors compared to females.

Breeding: Breeding the Cape Maclear Peacock can be a rewarding endeavor for dedicated aquarists. Provide them with ample hiding spots and rocky caves to encourage natural breeding behavior. These attentive parents will care for their fry diligently until they are ready to venture out on their own.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Watch with awe as the Cape Maclear Peacock matures into an impressive size of around 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm). With proper care, these captivating creatures can live up to 6 to 10 years, becoming a cherished and enduring addition to your aquatic family.

General Information: Originating from the rocky shores of Lake Malawi, the Cape Maclear Peacock exhibits a breathtaking combination of blue and orange colors, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Their peaceful demeanor and stunning appearance make them a prized choice for aquarists seeking to create a visually stunning and harmonious underwater world.

A Fun Fact: The Cape Maclear Peacock is also known as “Sunshine Peacock” due to its radiant coloration reminiscent of a sunlit day.

Illuminate your aquarium with the radiant beauty of the Cape Maclear Peacock. With its dazzling colors, peaceful temperament, and en


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