Peacock cichlids are freshwater fish, habitat in Lake Malawi, Africa. This tropical fish are popular amongst aquarists because of their lively behaviour, bright colours, shapes, size and intelligence. These hardy fish are very easy to care for and can breed successfully in captivity. To keep this fish happy, keep the water alkaline, temperature tropical and provide a varied diet We at Coburg Aquarium stock a huge selection of aquarium fish online.
The minimum tank size for peacock cichlids is 100L. A big tank is very necessary for a community of four to six peacock cichlids. The tank size is going to affect fish lifespan, the bigger is always the better. Peacock cichlids are active swimmers that will use all the tank space you provide. The tank should have more horizontal than vertical space.
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Peacock cichlids can peacefully share a tank with fish species that thrive in the same water conditions. Don’t house peacock cichlids with aggressive fish species like betta fish, tiger barbs, and most other cichlid species.
Great tank mates for Cichlid include:
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A quality cichlid pellet, cichlid flakes that sinks to the bottom of the tank should be the foundation of their diet along with supplements of meat and vegetables. Live insects that sink to the bottom are also good, as are live or frozen cichlid food, brine shrimp and Daphnia, or common water fleas.
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Filters are preferable. These fish can take a decent current, so almost any filtration system will work.
Artificial lighting is recommended, cichlids may like a system that dims or can be customized to match their native habitat.
Live plants are a great idea. You should choose only hardy plants because peacock cichlids have a habit of digging and disturbing foliage.
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Silk Plants, large rocks, caves, and hollow decorations are good choices. And don’t forget the driftwood, Peacock cichlids love driftwood. The more elaborate your setup, the better!
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Peacock cichlids are adapted to thrive in the tropical waters of Lake Malawi, with a sandy, rocky substrate
A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.
Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.
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