Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda Red Top"

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Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda Red Top"

Postby Colby Dixon » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:45 am

I wanted share some pics of the young male I picked up a few months ago. I was also curious as to how this fish stood as far as how it has or has not yet been classified...

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Postby Lisachromis » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:44 am

No idea on the classification, but I know they can be tough on their females. I had an assorted Malawi 90g tank, with Lwandas as the peacock in the tank. I bought 4 fish and ended up with, luckily I thought, 1 male and 3 females. When they got old enough, the male started paying attention to the females. Within 2 days he'd killed all of them. Needless to say, I was NOT happy. :evil:
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Postby Colby Dixon » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:10 pm

Thanks for the "heads up" lisa. I've found peacocks in general to be pretty hard on the ladies...although with my "jakes" I've found the that the female/female agression usually does more damage than what my male does...Here's a pic of one of my Jake females following my male around...They're nothing specieal, just some Eureka Reds

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Postby Colby Dixon » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:03 am

Maybe if this topic moved to the taxonomy section I could get a better answer on whether or not this fish is a varient of a known species, or if this is an undescribed species...or what...
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Postby Lisachromis » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:19 pm

As far as I know, it's still A. sp. 'Lwanda'. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Postby Colby Dixon » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:14 pm

Is anyone currently working on describing the unamed "Peacocks"?
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Postby Intermingl » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:30 am

hey seedy.........guess you post here too.........i jus found out abotu this site.........goodinfo
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Postby Colby Dixon » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:36 am

Here's some new pics of the Male...He's still waiting for some females. I almost hate to get them now that his fins have grown out so well.
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Postby ABangtson » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:25 am

Lisachromis wrote:As far as I know, it's still A. sp. 'Lwanda'. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.



Yep, still A. sp. "Lwanda. Best looking peacock IMO.
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Postby petdos » Thu May 10, 2007 9:01 am

Yep i also agree,A sp red dorsal /A red top /A lwanda--all three but mainly A,lwanda
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Postby Troy » Mon May 28, 2007 7:35 am

Seedy : Very nice pictures thanks for sharing 8)
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Postby Colby Dixon » Wed May 30, 2007 3:56 pm

Troy wrote:Seedy : Very nice pictures thanks for sharing 8)


Thanks Troy,

Here's some newer ones:
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Re: Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda Red Top"

Postby Colby Dixon » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:07 am

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Re: Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda Red Top"

Postby crazycichlid » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:32 pm

Excellent pics here are a few of the ones i have
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