Aulonocara baenschi is a peacock cichlid from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It is also known by the following names: New Yellow Regal Peacock, Aulonocara Benga, and Nkhomo-Benga Peacock. Our strain is from a commercial source. We acquired the strain in 2003. Males often reach 15cm (6 in.). Females are considerably smaller. Males are colorful with blue faces and gill plates, gold bodies spangled with blue squiggles and marked with several vertical faint black bars and gold/orange unpaired fins. Caudals are usually spangled with blue. Females are drab brownish-gray fish with very faint black vertical bars on the bodies. Females sometimes have blushes of yellow in the fins. This fish hails from Nkhomo Reef in Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.
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