feeding cichlids

Cichlid Food: Guide to Best Cichlid Food & More

Cichlids are incredibly popular aquarium fish, and it’s no surprise considering how interesting, colorful, and diverse they are. Some display interesting social behaviors, while some are also known for their strong and aggressive tendencies. They are also one of the most colorful freshwater fish as well. In order to allow cichlids to have healthy interactions …

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Neolamprologus multifasciatus

Neolamprologus multifasciatus (Multies): Ultimate Care Guide

Commonly known as Multies, Neolamprologus multifasciatus, is one of the smallest Cichlid species in the world. Males reach a maximum length of 2 inches while females are slightly smaller. This is a shell dwelling species that forms colonies with thousands of individuals in the Neothauma shell beds of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Not one of the …

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Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis Bimaculatus)

Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis Bimaculatus): Ultimate Care Guide

Jewel Cichlids are considered an aggressive species, and therefore are not easy to care for. They are not recommended for beginners to the fishkeeping hobby, and should be carefully looked into before purchase. Jewel Cichlids are a hardy species that are fairly tolerant of changes to their water parameters, but their water parameters should still be monitored carefully.

Geophagus Brasiliensis

Geophagus Brasiliensis (Pearl Cichlid): Ultimate Care Guide

Also known as the Pearl Eartheater and Pearl Cichlid, Geophagus Brasiliensis is a robust fish native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It’s also present in a number of different countries where it’s sometimes classified as an invasive species. Geophagus Brasiliensis has one, and sometimes two, large black spots along its sides. This fish will change …

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geophagus winemilleri

Geophagus Winemilleri (Stripetail Geophagus Cichlid): Care Guide

Geophagus Winemilleri grows to magnificent coloring and is an amazing mid-sized “earth-eater” cichlid for the semi-aggressive, and occasionally even quiet, community aquarium.
Also known as the Stripetail Geophagus Cichlid, Geophagus Winemilleri is a stunning and surprisingly quiet mid-sized cichlid native to Venezuela and possibly adjacent places. It is one of the most unusual and colorful “earth-eating” species.