An intriguing variety of peacock cichlid, growing to approximately 5 inches, they are valued for their albinism including red eyes and red tinged bodies.
As with other peacock cichlids they benefit from a rocky, sandy set-up around which they can socialise, challenge for territory and engage in breeding behaviour.
An aggressive cichlid, it is somewhat milder than many other African cichlids and can easily be assimilated into a busy community where it shouldn't pose a problem. Many fishkeepers will actively mix this variant with other peacocks such as yellow, blue and red to create a dazzling display of activity in their tanks.
Aim to provide a mixed diet for these fish, with plenty of regular water changes to maintain their health.
What We Like About This Fish:
- Beautiful multi-coloration.
- Very hardy with plenty of personality
- Very manageable size for a cichlid
- Compatible with many other species in a spacious tank
- Potential to be a "centrepiece" fish
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 71° - 79° F (22° - 26° C)
pH: 7.0 - 8.0
KH: 12-20 dKH
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons for a pair
Diet: Omnivore. A variety of high-quality dry, frozen, and live plant-based and meaty foods are necessary for optimal health and coloration.
Social behaviour: Congregates loosely in groups. Can be territorial during spawning.