Aulonocara nyassae known as the emperor cichlid or Blue Peacock was evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the IUCN red list of threatened species as near threatened.


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Scientific nameTemperamentSizeDiet
Aulonocara Nyassae
Water TemperatureWater pHTank sizeHardness
25-29oC7.8 - 8.6250 litres179 - 447 ppm

The blue cichlid (Aulonocara nyassae) is from the Cichlidae family of fish. Blue cichlids evolved from the great lakes in Africa with origins dating back to around 12,400 years ago. Blue cichlids are native to Lake Malawi in East Africa. In the wild, the fish swim at depths of 25 meter.