These cichlids are extremely popular in the aquarium hobby and can fetch a good amount of money. Aulonocara or peacock cichlids are naturally spectacular with their iridescent colors especially displayed by the males. Aside from their beauty they make great community tank fish and are simply great to watch.
Most peacocks are kept with one male to several or more females which is a typical strategy to manage Malawi cichlids. There over some 20 recorded species in the genus Aulonocara; however, do to inline breeding efforts this cichlid as be mixed or crossed to produce outrage coloration and patterns. With that said one most realize that varieties like the OB strains are not naturally found in the wild but are a result of mixing species to generate a desired outcome.