Difficulty:Intermediate Max Growth Size:14 cm Temperament:Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids Preferred Water Parameters: Temperature:23-27 degrees celsius pH Level:7.5-8.5 General Hardness:Hard Range: Africa: Lake Malawi Diet: Carnivorous. Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods. Reproduction: Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised with first foods such as baby brine shrimp. Additional Comments: Peacock Cichlids are among some of the most popular of Malawi Cichlids, available in a wide range of colours, the Dragon Blood is an aquarium strain with nice red patterning when mature. Provide plenty of rocky areas for hiding places.