Category: Cichlid

Cichlid, any of more than 1,300 species of fishes of the family Cichlidae (order Perciformes), many of which are popular aquarium fishes. Cichlids are primarily freshwater fishes and are found in tropical America, mainland Africa and Madagascar, and southern Asia.


Sciaenochromis fryeri

Sciaenochromis fryeri in the Home Aquarium Author: Seth Gibson  Sciaenochromis fryeri is a popular, medium-sized African cichlid that hails from Lake Malawi. S. fryeri has many common names, including electric blue hap, electric blue ahli, and iceberg hap....


Breeding Fairy Cichlids

Keeping and Breeding Fairy Cichlids Author: José María Cid Ruiz  Cid RuizLake Tanganyika, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, holds 18 percent of the world’s available supply of fresh water. It is almost...


Teleocichla and Retroculus

Cichlids from Fast-Flowing Streams: Teleocichla and Retroculus Author: Radek Bednarczuk  Teleocichla and Retroculus are two cichlid genera that share a number of common traits, but one in particular distinguishes them from other cichlids. The very...


Convict, Zebra Cichlid

Common Name: Convict, Zebra Cichlid Scientific Name: Archocentrus Nigrofasciatus Average Adult Fish Size: 6 inches / 15cm for males, while females are dramatically smaller Place of Origin: Central America – Pacific side from Guatemala to Costa Rica, Atlantic...

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