Cichlid

Buffalo Head Cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius)

The "bumphead," "buffalohead," or "blockhead," this little riverine fish from the Congo River basin has been around for quite awhile now, and I've been...

Blue Acara Cichlid (Aequidens Pulcher)

Blue Acara Cichlids are available in most pet stores but are sometimes mistaken for Green Terrors due to a strong resemblance. The scientific name for...

Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Rocio octofasciata)

Species name: Rocio octofasciata Common names: Jack Dempsey Family: Cichlidae Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Maximum length: 9.8″ in. (25.0 cm) Minimum tank size: 50 gallons Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Aggressive Distribution:...

Cichlid Aquariums: A few hints for the beginners to start up

Probably one of the most popular aquarium setups among new aquarists is a cichlid aquarium. This is mostly due to the hardy nature of...

Midas Cichlids Care

Midas Cichlids are known to be aggressive and need to have a big aquarium because of their large size. They are a strong fish...

Electric Yellow Cichlid Care and Breeding: the Yellow Lab Profile

A Moderately Aggressive Freshwater Fish from Lake Malawi, also known as a Lemon Yellow Lab or Yellow Prince, the Electric Yellow Cichlid is popular...

Blue Dolphin Cichlid Care and Breeding

Also known as the Humphead Cichlid or Malawi Dolphin, this fish is popular due to its bright blue coloring and ability to share an...

How to Set up an African Cichlid Aquarium

Setting up an aquarium for African Cichlids requires the use of buffers and salt additives for healthy fish and enhanced colors. Rockery helps reduce...