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Peacock cichlid species list including pictures and fish for sale

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Peacock cichlids
 
Peacock cichlids are one of the most popular and easily recognizable cichlids in the hobby and trade today. Refer to the handy Peacock cichlid species list below for reference information. At any rate not all peacock cichlids are equal or the same. Did you know there are two cichlid fish referred to as peacocks?
 
There are the African cichlid peacocks belonging to the genus Aulonocara with some twenty two recognized species in addition to species not yet named formerly. Their beautiful colors have made them extremely desirable and will inline breeding there are so many strains or varieties of these fish in dazzling colors to choose from like the Strawberry Peacock cichlids.
 
The other peacock cichlid in the hobby is the ever monstrous South American cichlid peacock commonly called Peacock Bass or peacock bass cichlid, which belong to the genus Cichla. These fish can reach some thirty inches in length in the wild. Now these large cichlids are popular among two communities, cichlid hobbyists who fancy big fish like the wolf cichlid called Nandopsis dovii and sport fisherman who indulge in what’s called sport fishing.
 
In general the Aulonocara peacocks are endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. These cichlids are known as maternal mouth brooders that reach around six inches in length. They are beautiful fish and perfect for creating active African cichlid community tanks with a ratio of one male to three to four females.
 
Prices for these fish range from average to very expensive this can be a result of the inline varieties, the ones created from crossing fish. The other reason is that thirteen or so varieties of Aulonocara are listed on the IUCN Red List of endangered species which will surely drive the price up if their available for sale on the market.
In comparison the species of Cichla or the peacock bass cichlids are endemic to South America.
 
These cichlids are known to be probably one of the largest fish kept in the aquarium accept for the Giant Cichlid known as Boulengerochromis microlepis. As stated these fish are popular among hobbyists who fancy large fish and by a community of sport fisherman. Check out the videos below to see both types of peacocks in the aquarium.
 
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Peacock cichlid species list of Alunocara and Cichla species

Aulonocara aquilonium Konings, 1995
Aulonocara auditor (Trewavas, 1935)
Aulonocara baenschi M. K. Meyer & Riehl, 1985 (Nkhomo-benga Peacock)
Aulonocara brevinidus Konings, 1995
Aulonocara brevirostre (Trewavas, 1935)
Aulonocara ethelwynnae M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Chitande Aulonocara)
Aulonocara gertrudae Konings, 1995
Aulonocara guentheri Eccles, 1989
Aulonocara hansbaenschi M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Fort Maguire Aulonocara)
Aulonocara hueseri M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Night Aulonocara)
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi (D. S. Johnson, 1974) (Freiberg's Peacock, Eureka Red Peacock, Fairy Cichlid)
Aulonocara kandeensis Tawil & Allgayer, 1987 (Blue Orchid Aulonocara)
Aulonocara koningsi Tawil, 2003
Aulonocara korneliae M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Chizumulu Aulonocara)
Aulonocara maylandi Trewavas, 1984 (Sulfurhead Peacock, Sulfurhead Aulonocara)
Aulonocara nyassae Regan, 1922 (Emperor Cichlid)
Aulonocara rostratum Trewavas, 1935
Aulonocara saulosi M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Greenface Aulonocara)
Aulonocara steveni M. K. Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Pale Usisya Aulonocara)
Aulonocara stonemani (W. E. Burgess & H. R. Axelrod, 1973)
Aulonocara stuartgranti M. K. Meyer & Riehl, 1985 (Flavescent Peacock)
Aulonocara trematocephalum (Boulenger, 1901)
Cichla intermedia Machado-Allison, 1971
Cichla jariina S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla kelberi S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla melaniae S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla mirianae S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla monoculus Agassiz, 1831
Cichla nigromaculata Jardine & R. H. Schomburgk, 1843
Cichla ocellaris Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801 (Peacock cichlid)
Cichla orinocensis Humboldt, 1821
Cichla pinima S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla piquiti S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla pleiozona S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla temensis Humboldt, 1821 (Speckled pavon)
Cichla thyrorus S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
Cichla vazzoleri S. O. Kullander & E. J. G. Ferreira, 2006
 
 

Peacock cichlid species list of endangered species IUCN Red List

 
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