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Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

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Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

Discover the enchanting Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid. Marvel at their ever-changing colors and patterns. Their hues evolve as they mature, creating a captivating spectacle in your aquarium.

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Dragon Blood Cichlid

Aulonocara sp. (Dragon Blood Peacock)

  • Average Adult Size

    5 - 6 inches | 13 - 16 cm

  • Temperature

    74 - 82 ° F | 23 - 28 ° C

  • Temperament


  • Care Level


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Dragon Blood Peacock for Sale

Scientific Name: Aulonocara sp.
Common Name(s): Dragon Blood Peacock, Dragon Blood Cichlid
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: 6 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

Dragon Blood Cichlid Size

The Dragon Blood Peacock, an African Cichlid fish, can reach sizes of 5 to 6 inches, with an average of around 6 inches. Juvenile and fry start small, ranging from 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches.

As they mature, adults grow to 2-3 inches. When fully grown, a Dragon Blood Cichlid measures approximately 6 to 7 inches, with an average size closer to 6 inches.

Dragon Blood Cichlid Tank Mates

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

Dragon Blood Cichlid Tank Size

Cichlid Tanks

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 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. Explore our selection of recommended Cichlid tanks by clicking the link below.


Dragon Blood Male

The male Dragon Blood Peacock mesmerizes with its stunningly vibrant colors, showcasing a captivating blend of vivid and striking hues. As this fish gracefully moves through the water, its colors come to life in a remarkable display.

Adult male Dragon Blood Peacocks typically measure between 5 to 6 inches in length. In their natural habitat, these males prefer seeking shelter among caves and rocks, creating a captivating sight in any aquarium setting.

Female Dragon Blood Peacock

Dragon Blood Female

The female Dragon Blood Peacock, contrasting its male counterpart, possesses a smaller size and showcases a distinct color palette predominantly an orange hue.

On average, adult female Dragon Blood Peacocks measure around 4 to 5 inches in length.

In the hierarchy of Dragon Blood Peacocks, the dominant sex is the male, who takes the lead in establishing the tank's environment. While the males tend to grow larger, the females maintain a slightly smaller stature. In their natural habitat, female Dragon Blood Peacocks demonstrate exceptional maternal instincts, playing a crucial role in nurturing and protecting their fry.

Dragon Blood Peacock Juvenile

As young Dragon Blood Peacocks transition from the fry stage to adulthood, they undergo a captivating transformation.

Despite their small size, typically ranging from 1 to 2 inches, these juvenile Dragon Blood Peacocks may start exhibiting glimpses of coloration reminiscent of the vibrant hues found in adult males. This gradual development of characteristic colors adds to the excitement and anticipation of witnessing these juvenile fish grow and mature into their full splendor, creating a truly enchanting spectacle in your aquarium.

Dragon Blood Peacock Fry

The female Dragon Blood Peacock possesses an impressive ability to mouth brood a significant number of eggs, often exceeding 30 or more, which subsequently hatch into adorable Dragon Blood Peacock fry.

These tiny fry commence their journey of life at a size of approximately 3/8 of an inch. Despite their small stature, they hold great potential for growth and transformation, captivating fish enthusiasts as they mature into stunning adult cichlids.

Witness the captivating journey of these remarkable creatures as they flourish and enchant your aquarium.

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

Dragon Blood Peacock Care & Food

Dragon Blood Shipping After Care

For a seamless transition and to minimize any potential shock after shipment, proper acclimation of the fish is essential.

Start by placing the fish, still in their plastic bags, into the aquarium. Let the bags float in the aquarium water for 30 to 60 minutes, allowing the temperature and chemistry of the bag water to gradually adjust to the tank water.

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

Exercising patience and attention to detail during the acclimation process contributes to the overall well-being and successful adaptation of your new aquatic companions.

Dragon Blood General Care

  1. Ensure proper nutrition by offering a balanced and diverse diet that meets the dietary requirements of your cichlids.
  2. Regularly monitor and maintain water quality by conducting routine water tests and implementing suitable filtration systems.
  3. Provide a spacious tank that accommodates the specific needs and growth potential of your cichlid species.
  4. Create a stimulating environment by incorporating ample rocky hiding spots, allowing your cichlids to establish territories and exhibit natural behaviors.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can enhance the overall health, well-being, and natural behaviors of your cherished cichlids.

Dragon Blood Food

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

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