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Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

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Blue Dragon Blood

Blue Dragon Blood exhibit eye catching blue and red colors with captivating electric blue patterns. Add a Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid to your aquarium and enjoy the visual splendor and beauty.

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Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid

Aulonocara sp. (Blue Dragon Blood Peacock)

  • Average Adult Size

    5 - 6 inches | 13 - 16 cm

  • Temperature

    74 - 82 ° F | 23 - 28 ° C

  • Temperament


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Blue Dragon Blood Peacock

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid for Sale

Scientific Name: Aulonocara sp.
Common Name(s): Blue Dragon Blood Peacock, Blue Dragon Blood
Family: Peacock
Origin: Undu Reef, Lake Malawi, Tanzania, Africa
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Temperament: Aggressive
Tank Habitat: Rocky tank with plenty of open swimming space and caves
Maximum Size: 7 inch / 18 cm

Water Temperature: 74-82° F (23-28° C)
Water pH: 7.5-8.4
Water Hardness: Hard

Diet: Omnivore / Flake or pellet / Blood worms, Snails or Brine Shrimp (Live or Frozen)

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid Size

Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks, a type of African Cichlid fish, have the potential to reach a size of 6 to 7 inches. On average, they typically measure around 6 inches. The juvenile and fry of the Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid start off quite small, ranging from 1/4 inch to approximately 1 1/2 inches in size.

As they mature into adults, their size increases to range between 2 to 3 inches. When fully grown, a Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid reaches a length of approximately 6 to 7 inches, with the average size tending to be closer to 6 inches.

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid Tank Mates

Tank Mate Compatibility: African Lake Malawi Peacocks, African Lake Malawi Haps, African Victorian Haps

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid Tank Size

Cichlid Tanks

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlids are vibrant and active swimmers that thrive in aquariums with ample space. They greatly enjoy the presence of river rocks, reefs, and a variety of tank decorations, along with a suitable substrate.

To ensure the optimal well-being of your Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid, we highly recommend providing them with a spacious tank of at least 55 gallons. However, for these cichlids to reach their full adult size, which can reach a maximum of 6 to 7 inches, a tank size ranging from 60 to 120 gallons is recommended.

If you are interested in exploring our selection of recommended Cichlid tanks, please click the link below.

Blue Dragon Blood Peacock

Blue Dragon Blood Male

The male Blue Dragon Blood Peacock exhibits stunningly vibrant colors, featuring a captivating blend of vivid blues and striking reds. These colors come to life in a remarkable display as the fish gracefully moves through the water.

Typically, adult male Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks measure between 6 to 7 inches in length. In their natural habitat, males of this species have a preference for seeking shelter among caves and around rocks, rather than in plain sandy areas.

Blue Dragon Blood Cichlid Female

Blue Dragon Blood Female

The female Blue Dragon Blood Peacock, in contrast to its male counterpart, is relatively smaller in size and exhibits a distinct color palette characterized by subtle hints of blue but predominantly grey.

On average, adult female Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks measure around 4 to 5 inches in length. In the hierarchy of Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks, the dominant sex is the male, who takes the lead in establishing the tank's environment. Although the males tend to grow larger, the females maintain a slightly smaller stature.

In their natural habitat, female Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks play a crucial role in nurturing and protecting their fry, showcasing their exceptional maternal instincts.

Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Juvenile

As juvenile Blue Dragon Blood Peacocks progress from the fry stage to adulthood, they undergo a remarkable transformation. While still relatively small, typically measuring between 1 to 2 inches, these juveniles may begin to display hints of coloration that resemble the vibrant hues found in adult males. This gradual development of characteristic colors adds to the excitement and anticipation of watching these juvenile fish grow and mature into their full splendor.

Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Fry

The female Blue Dragon Blood Peacock has the remarkable ability to lay a substantial number of eggs, often reaching up to 30 or more, which eventually hatch into adorable Blue Dragon Blood Peacock fry. These tiny fry embark on their journey of life, starting off at a size of approximately 3/8 of an inch. With their small size, they possess immense potential for growth and transformation, captivating fish enthusiasts as they develop into stunning adult cichlids.

Shipping and Handling FAQ


  • Shipping Companies

    All purchases will be shipped using UPS next day air for next day shipments to ensure no dead fish on arrival.

  • Live Guarantee

    We guarantee the cichlid ordered will be safe during shipping and will arrive alive and well. Be sure to follow the shipping after care instructions included in your shipment.

  • Processing Time

    All orders will have a processing time to ensure the cichlid fish ordered can safely travel during shipping. Each fish's safety is our #1 priority, The typical processing time is 48 hours.

  • Shipping Days

    Orders are shipping Monday through Thursdays. Orders placed Monday will be shipped the following Thursday, and order placed after Monday will be shipping on the following Monday.

Shipping After Care

Blue Dragon Blood Peacock Care & Food

Blue Dragon Blood Shipping After Care

To ensure a smooth transition and prevent any potential shock after shipment, it is crucial to properly acclimate the fish.

Begin by placing the fish, still in their plastic bags, into the aquarium. Allow the bags to float in the aquarium water for a period of 30 to 60 minutes. This allows the temperature and chemistry of the bag water to gradually acclimate to the tank water.

Once the acclimation time is complete, carefully remove the bags from the tank and gently pour the fish into a net. Finally, safely transfer the fish from the net into your aquarium, ensuring a seamless introduction to their new environment.

Patience and attention to detail during this acclimation process contribute to the well-being and successful adaptation of your new fish.

Blue Dragon Blood General Care

  1. Maintain proper nutrition by offering a balanced and varied diet.
  2. Ensure water quality through regular monitoring and appropriate filtration.
  3. Provide a tank of the right size, considering the specific needs and growth potential of the cichlid species.
  4. Incorporate plenty of rocky hiding spots to create a secure and stimulating environment for the fish.

By following these guidelines, you can promote the health, well-being, and natural behaviors of your cichlids.

Blue Dragon Blood Food

Omnivore / Flake or pellet / Blood worms, Snails or Brine Shrimp (Live or Frozen)

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