Fish With Fruit Name: How To Raise Aulonocara “Tangerine”

Aulonocara “Tangerine”

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  • Location Collected From: A line bred color varient of Aulonocara sp. Maleri from Chipoka.  The Tangerines color is about halfway between the original maleri and the red peacocks (Rubescense, Rubin Red, Ruby Red, and German Red) coloration.
  • Approximate Size: Males reach a size of about 5 inches with females staying smaller.
  • Food: Not picky.  They will eat just about anything from flake, to pellet and even frozen or live foods.
  • Water Conditions: They like to have a pH between 7.6 and 9 with a temperature between 76 and 82 degrees.
  • Breeding Behavior: Mouthbrooder.  The males will chase the females and other fish while defending their territory.  They like to have rocks and caves to hide in.  Due to the risk of crossbreeding, this species and all other species of Aulonocara should be kept in separate tanks.
  • Care of the Fry: The fry should be fed several feedings a day.  They also have a history of being fragil and slow growing.
  • Tankmates: I have seen them kept with Labidochromis caeruleus, Labidochromis sp. Hongi, Psuedotropheus lombardoi “Kenyi”, Cynotilapia afra, Neolamprologus leleupi, and Cyphotilapia frontosa.

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