This is a picture of my Aulonocara hansbaenschi or “Red Shoulder Peacock”. I have been breeding this cichlid for over a year. He is currently three years old.
MCH note: To the best of our knowledge, all "red shoulder" peacocks are hybrids. One should keep that in mind when choosing to keep this "species". We are currently investigating this issue and we may revise our position if necessary.
On October 14, 2002 we received the following comment from Andy (www.sydneycichlid.com) to whom special thanks. The hansbaenschi red shoulder (or red flush) originates from Fort Maguire in the lake, and therefore is not a hybrid. Contact Ad Konings for more info. He describes it in Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat Vol 3 page 198.
Photos by Eric S. Lows