Popular varieties are:
1. A. jacobfreibergi commonly called the African Butterfly Peacock, this is one of the most colorful of the Peacock cichlids.
2. A. baenschi - called the Yellow Regal, Yellow Peacock, or Sunshine Peacock, this is my favorite. They grow an average of five inches.
3. A. hansbaenschi commonly called the Red Shoulder Peacock, Red Flush, or Firebird Cichlid.
4. A. nyassae - known as the Emperor Cichlid.
5. A. rubenscens - dubbed the Ruby Red Peacock.