New Fish Tank Tips: Get the biggest tank you can afford. A larger aquarium generally means that your aquarium water parameters will be more stable. A bigger tank gives you some room for error, like when a fish dies and you don’t notice it right away. Or, for instance, when your heater breaks and the stores are closed. The water temperature should be more stable in a bigger tank.
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Red Peacock Cichlid
Quick StatisticsTemperament: Semi-aggressive
Native To: Africa: Lake Malawi
Adult Size: Up to 6″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 30+ gallons
Scientific Name: Aulonocara rubescens
The Red Peacock Cichlid is the result of years of breeding in order to achieve it’s spectacular coloration. The male of this species tends to be more colorful than the female and displays the egg spots typical of male peacocks on the anal fin. This species does well in a community tank with other peacocks and peaceful mid-sized fish and several hiding spots.
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