Cichlids

Bumblebee Cichlids – Tank setup, size, lifespan, and care guide

Native to Lake Malawi in Africa, the Bumblebee Cichlids are so-called because of the colorful pattern they share with the flying insect. It is also called by other names like Pseudotropheus crabro, Hornet Cichlid or Maylandia or Mbuna as called by the Tonga people of Malawi. It translates into “Rock Fish”. Since Lake Malawi is …

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green terror cichlids

Green Terror Cichlids – A Complete Care Guide

Native to the freshwater basins of Peru and Ecuador in South America, green terror cichlids goes by many names like Andinoacara rivulatus, and the Gold or White Saum. Discovered in 1860, this fish has become quite famous in the aquarium trade over time, mainly due to its vivid coloration and beautiful features. Being a cichlid, …

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Red Devil Cichlids – A Complete Guide

These Central American fish are native to the lakes of Nicaragua, Managua and Xiloa. Named Amphilophus labiatus in 1864, this fish is commonly known as the Red Devil Cichlid in the aquarium trade and rightly so because of its devilish features and the aggression of a hellhound. This is quite a large and aggressive fish …

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Texas Cichlids – A complete care Guide

Discovered a long time ago in 1854, the Herichthys cyanoguttatus also known as Texas Cichlid or the Rio Grande Cichlid is the only cichlid native to the USA, or in other words “The NorthernMost Cichlid”. This large species of cichlids was being imported into Europe as early as 1912. Their large size, hardiness and aggressive …

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Ram Cichlids

A Complete Care Guide About Ram Cichlids

Easily one of the most loved Cichlids out there. These colorful Central American fish are known by many names like the German Blue Ram Cichlid, Electric Blue Ram, or the Butterfly Cichlid. Discovered in 1948, this fish was given the scientific name “Mikrogeophagus ramirezi”, named after the famous fish collector Manual Ramirez. Unlike other cichlids, …

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Jaguar Cichlid care guide

Jaguar Cichlid (Managuense): All you need to know.

The Parachromis Managuensis or the Jaguar Cichlid is native to Central America, namely, the Costa Rica and Honduras regions. These are freshwater fish that goes by many other names like Managuense Cichlid, Managua Cichlid, Guapote Tigre, Aztec Cichlid, Spotted Guapote, or the Jaguar Guapote. They were exported by aquarists and other hobbyists to outer regions …

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Jewel Cichlids

Jewel Cichlid – All you Need to Know About Hemichromis Fasciatus

Native to the rivers, streams and lakes of the African continent, the Hemichromis fasciatus or more commonly known as the Jewel Cichlid is quite famous in the aquarium trade for its bright and vivid coloration. Sexual dimorphism is minimal when it comes to Jewel Cichlids but males often tend to display slightly brighter coloration during …

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