Jaguar Cichlid

Jaguar Cichlid | Care Tips, Tank Size, Tank Mates, and Appearance

The Jaguar Cichlid, also known as the Jaguar Guapote, Tiger Guapote, Guapote Tigre, Spotted Guapote, Managua Cichlid, Managuense Cichlid and the Aztec Cichlid (Phew, that was a mouthful!) is a large breed of Cichlid native to Central America. Known by so many names, but most commonly as the Jaguar Cichlid, its various other names are … Read more

Oscars and Cichlids

Oscars and Cichlids: Can They Live Together?

Oscars and Cichlids are both beautiful fish, so much so that many people think they’ll look great in a tank together – but this isn’t always a wise choice. Due to the temperament of some species of these fish and the water parameters recommended for different species, it can be very difficult to know which … Read more

Mbuna Species

Mbuna Species: Everything You Need To Know About This African Cichlid

Mbuna cichlids are a species of African cichlids that come in a variety of bright colors. These beautiful cichlids are hardy fish that add a flash of color to your aquarium. This care guide will tell you everything you need to know about owning a Mbuna cichlid. Mbuna Species Information Mbuna Origins Mbuna cichlids originate … Read more

how many cichlids in a 20 gallon tank

How Many Cichlids Can Fit in a 20-Gallon Tank?

Cichlids are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium community. Their ease of care, availability, and variety make them highly sought after. Cichlids need room to explore, breed, and swim when it comes to tank size. How many cichlids can you fit in your 20-gallon tank? Some Cichlid species need less space, and … Read more

Frontosa Cichlid

Frontosa Cichlid: Origin, Appearance, Breeding, Care Tips, and Common Habits

The Frontosa Cichlid is a beautiful fish to have in any aquarium, particularly a large home aquarium, and they’re a fish that requires experienced care. A stunning freshwater fish that comes with beautiful colors and a cool-looking humped head, they’re a firm favorite of many aquarium enthusiasts. In this article, we cover everything from its … Read more

african cichlid fish

African Cichlid Fish Species: Everything You Need To Know

Do you know that there are over 1300 African cichlid species? And that’s just the ones we know of – who knows how many more are out there waiting to be discovered! The African cichlids are a species of South American freshwater fish native to large African lakes, such as Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and … Read more

Cichlid Caves

5 Best Cichlid Caves: Reviews, Advice, and Instructions

Cichlids make fascinating pets. These tropical fish are relatively easy to keep, provided you set their tank up correctly and feed the fish a balanced, high-quality diet. One item of decoration you definitely need if you want to set up a cichlid tank is a cave. Many cichlid species are territorial, and the fish can … Read more

Best Food For Cichlids Colors

The Best Food for Cichlid Colors: Enhancing Their Brightness

Cichlids are beautiful fish that come in many varieties. These fish are a favorite with aquarists because of their gorgeous colors and big personalities.  To get the best from your cichlids, you’ll need to feed them a balanced, high-quality diet that also enhances and brightens their colors. Read this guide to discover the six best … Read more

Orange Peacock Cichlid

Orange Peacock Cichlid Care Guide

Orange Peacock Cichlids are among some of the more peaceful varieties of this popular species. If you’re looking for colorful, sociable fish to add to your collection, these attractive fish are certainly worth considering. Read this guide to find out more about these beautiful fish, including how to care for and breed them. Orange Peacock … Read more


Kribensis Cichlid Care Guide

If you’ve never heard of this species, you’re not alone. Many people haven’t, in part due to them having been renamed a few times over the years. The kribensis cichlid is a colorful African cichlid recently popularized by beginner and experienced aquarium hobbyists alike for its easy care requirements. These dwarf fish don’t grow to … Read more

Butterfly Peacock Cichlid

Butterfly Peacock Cichlid Care Guide

Although some kinds of cichlids have a reputation for being aggressive fish, Butterfly Peacock Cichlids are benign creatures that are one exception to that rule. So, if you want a colorful, peaceful fish to add to your tank, you might want to consider the Butterfly Peacock Cichlid. Read this comprehensive guide to learn how to … Read more

Pike Cichlid

Pike Cichlid Care Sheet

The pike cichlid also named the Crenicichla lepidota, is a striking, attractive fish that can make an impressive addition to a large aquarium. Unfortunately, these fish are aggressive and predatory, so they don’t generally make suitable candidates for a peaceful community tank. However, the enigmatic pike cichlid is popular with many hobbyists who enjoy keeping these … Read more

Blue Cichlid

Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis Fryeri) Care Sheet

The blue cichlid, also commonly known as the electric blue cichlid, can be easily mixed up with other cichlids from the same genus. However, this fish is an African cichlid all of its own and has some slight differences from the other similar fish found in Lake Malawi. Luckily, the care requirements don’t differ too … Read more

flowerhorn cichlid fish in aquarium

Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Care Sheet

The Flowerhorn cichlid is a remarkable fish that has looks and personality to burn! These stunning fish can make an eye-catching addition to the aquarium, but would one of these amazing creatures be the right choice of pet for you? In this guide, we take a closer look at the Flowerhorn cichlid to find out … Read more


Anacharis: Source Of Food For Goldfish, Cichlids, And Apple Snails

Living aquatic plants not only look beautiful in your display tank, but they provide several essential functions. Plants use carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, helping to oxygenate the tank water for your fish. Also, plants use the nitrates in the water as fertilizer, helping to keep the aquarium environment healthier for your fishes. Lush … Read more