If you are new to keeping African cichlids and in particular peacocks cichlids
than OB Peacocks are a man-made cichlid designed to create stunningly beautiful cichlids using the genus Aulonocara
. In line breeding is nothing new to the cichlid hobby and there has been a proliferation in hybridized cichlids primarily driven by profit. This probably began with the most recognizable parrot cichlids
followed by flowerhorn cichlids
. That said these fish also labeled Aulonocara sp. ‘OB Peacock’ are not found in Lake Malawi. Whatever ones position on man-cichlids these fish are absolutely gorgeous and full of vibrant colors. The marker OB is said to represent or mean orange blotched.