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Yellow OB Cichlid

Yellow OB Cichlid

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Yellow OB Peacock

Yellow OB Peacock Cichlids are a captivating addition to any cichlid aquarium. Their stunning yellow and blue blotched coloration, coupled with their active personalities, make them a true eye-catcher.

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Yellow OB Cichlid (Aulonocara sp)

The Yellow OB Peacock Cichlid is a lemon yellow and blue variant, showcasing a vibrant yellow body coloration with blue blotches and accents on its dorsal fin and body.

  • Average Adult Size

    4 to 5 inches | 10 to 13 cm

  • Temperature

    74 to 82 ° F | 23 to 28 ° C

  • Temperament


  • Care Level


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Yellow OB Peacock for Sale

Captive bred Yellow OB Peacock Cichlid for sale - guaranteed exceptional quality, boasting a healthy and vibrant stock, carefully nurtured to exhibit the coveted lemon-yellow coloration with stunning blue blotches.

Scientific Name: Aulonocara sp.
Common Name(s): Canary Yellow OB, Yellow OB Cichlid, Yellow OB Peacock
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 / 15 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

Yellow OB Peacock Size

Yellow OB Peacocks can grow up to 6 inches in size and the typical Yellow OB size is about 4 to 5 inches. Yellow Cichlid Juvenile and fry are quite small ranging from 1/4 inch to about 1 1/2 inches in size.

Growing adult Yellow OB Peakcock Cichlids will range in size from 2 inches to 3 inches. A fully grown Yellow OB adult size is 5 to 6 inches, with an average size closer to 4 to 5 inches in length.

Yellow OB Peacock Cichlid Tank Mates

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

Yellow OB Cichlid Tank Size

Cichlid Tanks

Yellow OB Cichlids are active and love plenty of room to swim with river rocks and/or reefs along with tank decor and substrate.

To ensure your cichlid tank will provide enough space for a happy and healthy cichlid, a 55 gallon tank is highly recommended.

A cichlid tank of 60 gallons to 120 gallons will provide enough space to allow a Yellow OB Cichlid to grow to full adult size with a maximum of 6 inches.

To view our recommended Cichlid tanks, click the link below.

Yellow OB Male

The male sex of the Yellow OB Peacock exhibits very bright colors such as lemon yellow and blue blotches throughout the body of the fish. The yellow colors are vibrant and really pop when active in the water.

An average adult Yellow OB Peacock CIchlid male ranges 5 to 6 inches.

Males love to spend time hiding out in caves and around rocks instead of plain sandy areas.

Female OB Peacock

Yellow OB Peacock Female

The female sex of the Yellow OB is smaller than the male sex and lighter coloration and not as vibrant. An average adult Yellow OB Peacock female ranges 4 to 5 inches.

Yellow OB Male vs Female

When together the male Yellow is the dominate sex and determines the environment for the tank. Males grow larger while females are slightly smaller.

Yellow OB Cichlid Juvenile

The Yellow OB juveniles are growing in size from the fry stage to adutls. Yellow OB Juveniles are typically 1 inch to 2 inches in size and may start to show some coloring for the male sex.

Yellow OB Fry

The Yellow OB female can produce up to 30 eggs (sometimes more) turning into Yellow OB Cichlid fry starting at 3/8 of an inch.

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

Yellow Cichlid Care & Food

Yellow OB Shipping After Care

The proper acclimation of the fish requires time and patience to prevent any shock after shipment. Place the fish in their plastic bags in the aquarium, Float the bag(s) in the aquarium water for 30 to 60 minutes to acclimate the tank water with the bag water. When complete remove the bag(s) from the tank and pour the fish into a net then safely place the fish into your aquarium.

Yellow OB General Care

The best care for Lemon Jakes is maintaining proper nutrition and water quality, having the right tank size, and providing plenty of rocky hiding spots.

Yellow OB Food

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

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