Aulonocara Nyassae, better known as Blue Neon Peacock Cichlids, are gorgeous fish originating from the rocky shoreline of Lake Malawi. Their lush blue and yellow coloration makes them highly sought after by aquarium enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. They sport a beautiful bright blue face and top fin with a luminous shade of yellow covering most of their body. Their bottom fins and tail combine both colors, creating a series of gorgeous blue and yellow dot patterns. They are part of the aulonocara species and enjoy traversing through sandy areas in hopes of finding tiny invertebrates to munch on hiding within the sand.
Although Aulonocara Nyassae usually get along with other Lake Malawi species, they are mildly aggressive and hunt smaller fish and invertebrates. Blue Neon Peacock Cichlids are also very territorial and live in small schools consisting of one male and a group of females. They aren’t afraid to defend their territory and often go after other fish they view as a threat or competition. Due to their semi-aggressive nature, experts recommend larger tanks where multiple Peacock Cichlids can claim territory without interfering with others.
Blue Neon Peacocks enjoy tropical temperatures with hard water around 72 degrees. The PH level should always be between 7.5 and 8.5. They are medium-sized creatures that grow upwards of 13 cm.
Blue Peacocks get along with most other Lake Malawi fish. However, experts don't recommend mixing them with smaller fish since Aulonocara Nyassae are territorial and occasionally enjoy hunting. However, Blue Peacocks are tranquil enough to live with non-native Lake Malawi fish if they are similar in species and size. Just make sure you have a large tank before mixing them in with other fish and species.
Like most other Cichlids, Blue Peacocks are omnivores and feed on both meat-based and plant-based food. Algae discs, flake foods, and pellets are some of the most common Blue Peacock feeds. They also eat small invertebrates, so don’t integrate them with Dwarf Shrimp or other small creatures if you want to avoid unnecessary casualties.
How can I tell a Peacock Cichlid’s gender?
In most cases, male Blue Peacock Cichlids have more colorful and elaborate scale patterns than females. Males sport a vibrant yellow and blue color pattern, while most females have a drabber-looking silver and brown. Most Blue Peacock schools also have multiple females and just one male. A school rarely has multiple males since they are territorial and don’t enjoy competition.
What do I Feed Peacock Cichlids?
Since Peacock Cichlids are omnivores, meat-based and vegetarian feeds work fine. Bloodworms, veggie flakes, and meat-based pellets should satisfy even the hungriest Aulonocara Nyassae.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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