Well I finally stocked my 44 ARLC and got 3 peacocks, and three Labidochromis caeruleus
(I know, Menagerie - you don't recommend mbuna with haplochromines, but I have talked to several who have done this successfully - could not resist!)
Anyway, I am thrilled with the peacocks but want to be sure about their ID
. I have no luck getting anything but a blur when I try to take a pic of the fish, but they are easy to describe:
A) Completely blue but with an orange/red stripe across the very top of the dorsal. No red in tail or anal.
B) This one at first appeared to be ngara flametail, which is what I wanted, but now it is starting to develop some very non-uniform blotchiness and I am disappointed that it might be a hybrid, like there is some OB in the mix.
C) Almost solid black with red tipped anal, caudal and dorsal (Blue Orchid?)
The peacocks are almost 3" and the labs are slightly smaller, but everyone gets along great. Am trying out New Life Spectrum food now for them and for the community fish - this stuff is getting really great reviews.