The Ruby Red Peacock is native to Lake Malawi, Africa and are members of the Peacock family of cichlids. They have a similar temperament to other Peacocks and should be placed with other Peacocks or Haps. We recommend placing them with the Blue Dragon Blood or Star Sapphire. The Ruby Red Peacock is not a hybrid but has been line bred from the Maleri Island race of Aulonocara sp. ”Stuartgranti Maleri”. It was named Rubescens after Peter Rubin, who first imported this fish from Germany.