|Scientific name ||Aulonacara Hueseri|
|Size||Up to 5" (12.5cm)|
|Origin||Lake Malawi, East Africa|
|Tank setup||A large tank (suggest 100 gallons plus if kept with other fish) with some rock caves and plenty
of open swimming space. Plants such as Vallis can be added.|
|Compatibility||Combine with other open-water Malawi species which are not too aggressive,
such as Copadochromis.|
|Water chemistry||Hard and alkaline: pH 7.6-8.6 ; GH 7 plus ; KH 10-12|
|Feeding||Any aquarium food.|
|Sexing||Males are much more colourful, females are mainly brown.|
|Breeding|| The male may dig a shallow spawning pit and display to attract the female to it. A mouthbrooder,
the female will incubate the eggs and fry for about 3 weeks. The male is likely to eat the fry once released.
Feed fry on small frozen/live foods such as baby brine shrimp and daphnia.|
|Comments||Aulonocara hueseri is another "peacock" that is very similar to, and probably closely related to, A. stuartgranti.
The export names in use by aquarium dealers for this fish include Aulonocara hueseri "Midnight," "Night Aulonocara," and Aulonocara "White top."