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Aulonocara jacobfreibergi is a peacock cichlid from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It is also known by the following names: Malawi Butterfly and Trematochromis jacobfreibergi. Our strain was originally acquired from a commercial source in mid-2003. Males can reach 20cm (8 in.). Females are considerably smaller. This is one of the largest peacock cichlids. Our males begin to color up at about 7.5cm (3 inches) in length and at about three months of age. Males are colorful with blue lower faces and gill plates, gold bodies tending toward blue posteriorly and marked with several vertical faint black bars and gold/orange unpaired fins, which tend to be whitish-blue at the margins. Females are drab gray fish with very faint black vertical bars on the bodies. Some females, like the one pictured, sport yellowish-orange pelvic and anal fins. This fish hails from various locales in Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.