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

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

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

Convict Cichlid

Convict Cichlid {Amatitlania Nigrofasciata} Care Guide

The Convict cichlid could be just what you’re looking for if you have a community of aggressive or semi-aggressive species, and you want another fish to add to your collection. Despite their reputation for aggression, Convict cichlids are extremely easy to care for and can be suitable for a well-informed beginner, especially if kept in … Read more

Peacock Cichlid

Peacock Cichlid: Three Varieties You Need To Kow

At one point or another, the bright and colorful colors of an African cichlid tank have influenced many into setting up their own cichlid aquarium. Being limited to only a few different compatible species for every tank means that color, aggression, and behavior are all key factors when stocking African cichlids. There is one genus … Read more

firemouth cichlid

Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Care Sheet

With hundreds of different cichlid species to choose from, it can be a little difficult to narrow down the perfect one for your tank. The firemouth cichlid is a type of semi-aggressive cichlid from Central America whose brilliant fiery colors match its sometimes territorial behaviors. These fish are especially hardy and could be a great … Read more

Flowerhorn Cichlid

Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Hybrid

Much ornamental fish have been selectively bred to express the most desirable and beautiful traits. Whether it’s for controlling temperament, more vibrant colors, or longer and flowier tails, breeders have tried for decades to get the most high-quality fish possible. One of these hybrids is the magnificent flowerhorn cichlid. Keep reading to find out everything … Read more

Texas Cichlid

Texas Cichlid: Care Guide For A Large Freshwater Species

If you have a large freshwater setup and you’re looking for an impressive specimen that’s sure to be a conversation starter, you might want to check out this guide to the Texas cichlid. These are big fish, and they can be aggressive, so we don’t recommend one of these big bruisers for inexperienced hobbyists who … Read more

Jewel Cichlid Care Guide

Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus) Care Sheet

Are you looking for the gem that completes your cichlid tank? Or maybe you’re just venturing into the many different species of cichlid available, and the jewel cichlid has caught your eye. For whatever reason you’re looking into getting one of these breathtaking fish, definitely make sure that this species is right for your tank … Read more