How big do strawberry Peacock cichlids get?

Peacock cichlids aren’t huge fish, males are usually around 6 inches (15 centimeters) long and females around 4 inches (10 centimeters), but they are extremely active fish that need a lot of swimming room.

Are Dragon Blood cichlids mouth brooders?

Females will have more rounded fins. The male may have bright egg spots on his anal fin, whilst a small percentage of females will also have egg spots. Peacock cichlids are maternal mouth brooders; the females take care of the eggs and fry. The average brooding period is 3 weeks after which the female releases her fry.

What is an OB peacock cichlid?

OB is a term used for Malawi Cichlids with unique spotted patterns. It originated when a male Aulonocara was crossed with a female Mbuna. The OB gene occurs naturally in Mbunas, but was introduced to Peacocks and Haps by selective breeding. Much in the same way as dog breeds were created.

What do Dragon Blood cichlids eat?

DRAGON BLOOD PEACOCK CICHLIDS – 4-5CM Peacocks are omnivores – in the wild they feed on small crustaceans, algae and cichlid fry. In the aquarium provide them a high quality cichlid pellet or flake (this should contain an adequate amount of yellow carotene pigments.)

What is a strawberry cichlid?

The strawberry peacock cichlid is a brightly colored freshwater fish from the south of Lake Malawi. It is part of the Cichlidae family and is a favorite amongst aquarists. Strawberry peacock cichlids have bright pink and red colors with dot patterns, and the males are brighter than the females.

Can African cichlids live with peacock cichlids?

Because cichlids are mostly aggressive, they are generally not community fish and only do best in species tanks. Keeping cichlids from the same region together is also recommended. For instance, mbuna and peacock cichlids will do well together since they both come from Lake Malawi in the east coast of Africa.