bolivian ram

Bolivian Ram: Care, Tank Mates, Size, Lifespan & Food

The Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus Altispinosa) is a small cichlid that is native to the freshwater systems of Brazil and Bolivia. They have beautiful colors on their body and fins, which makes them very eye-catching in an aquarium. They are peaceful fish that are compatible with many different types of fish. This makes them suitable for community tank setups.

Chocolate Cichlid

Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis): Care Guide

Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis), is a large fish native to the calm, deep and slow-moving rivers of the Amazon River Basin in South America. This generally mild-mannered cichlid serves as an excellent centerpiece to spacious community aquaria with its elegant pastel colors, and is easy to care for.

Red Texas Cichlid

Red Texas Cichlid: Care, Size, Tank Mates & Tank Size

The Red Texas Cichlid is a freshwater fish developed by a cross between a male Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus) and, most commonly, a female Red Parrot cichlid (Paraneetroplus synspilus x Amphilophus citrinellus). As a hybrid, the Red Texas Cichlid does not have a scientific name like their purebred counterparts; however, many of their care needs and behaviour mimic those of the standard Texas cichlid.

red zebra cichlid

Red Zebra Cichlid: Care, Size, Tank Mates & Breeding

Red Zebra Cichlids (Maylandia Estherae) are beautiful rock dwelling fish from Lake Malawi of Africa. They are endemic to Lake Malawi, and they can be found along the eastern coast of the lake.

Despite their name, Red Zebra Cichlid they aren’t always red. They don’t always display the stripes either. As a polymorphic species, they display a range of different colors. These colors can include beige, brown, blue, orange, yellow, and pink.

saulosi cichlid

Saulosi Cichlid (Pseudotropheus saulosi): Care & Tank Mates

Saulosi Cichlid (Pseudotropheus saulosi) originates from Lake Malawi in Africa. More specifically, these fish are found in an area of the lake called Taiwan Reef. They are found in depths of 7-15 meters. Enormous schools wander near the algae-covered rocky structures of the reef, curiously exploring and searching for food. These schools house mostly yellow fish, which are indications that they are either females or juvenile specimen. Blue coloration would indicate that they are males. The ones with the most vibrant blue coloration is often the dominant male fish. Mature males would also have black bars on their blue bodies.

Auratus Cichlid

Auratus Cichlid (Melanochromis Auratus): Ultimate Care Guide

The Auratus Cichlid (Melanochromis auratus) are well-known for its aggressiveness as well as its unique features. They are considered the most aggressive member of the Mbuna group. Auratus cichlid are so aggressive that they are known to terrorize fish that are double their size. They are native to Lake Malawi in Africa. In their natural environment, they can normally be seen in groups of 8-10.

Starry Night Cichlid

Starry Night Cichlid: Care, Tank Mates, Breeding & Diet

Starry Night Cichlid (Paratilapia Polleni) is a beautiful freshwater fish from Madagascar. It is a dark colored fish with silver-blue speckles that covers their entire body. These patterns on their body resembles a night full of stars, hence their name Starry Night Cichlid. In the wild, this pattern allows them to blend in with their surroundings. Since they are able camouflage with their environment, the smaller fish do not notice the Starry Night Cichlid in their midst. When the smaller fish gets close enough, they are swallowed whole. Their bodies are shaped like a Perch, and their dorsal fins often have yellow and white coloration.

Umbee Cichlid Care: Max Size, Tank Mates, Breeding & More

Umbee Cichlids are a beautiful species of fish that are found in South America in rivers of Columbia. They are a rather large fish at full maturity. This means that you will always be able to see their striking pattern from far away, and anywhere in your aquarium. Their faces are dark but they are marked by turquoise and blue reflective dots only under around their eyes, and extending outward.

Discus Fish (Symphysodon): Ultimate Care Guide

One of the most beautiful and popular aquarium fish is the freshwater fish known as the discus fish, or Symphysodon aequifasciatus (blue discus or brown discus), S. discus (red discus or heckle discus), and S. tarzoo (green discus), depending on the color. Discus fish go by other common names such as pompadour fish and king of the aquarium. Discovered in 1840, the discus fish have a numerous amounts of subspecies under their belt. They come from the Amazon river basin in South America. The blue discus tends to be native to the eastern Amazon basin, while the green discus is native to the western Amazon basin, and the red discus is native to the Rio Negro area. Discus fish prefer to live in floodplains with other living organisms and plants. Therefore, discus fish really love clean, filtered water with a somewhat busy tank life.

Oscar Fish, Astronotus ocellatus

Oscar Fish Care: Size, Food, Tank Size & Hole in the Head

Oscar fish are more intelligent than your average aquarium fish. They are very personable fish that will interact with the owner. For example, when they are excited about their favorite food, they might wag their tail fin, just like a puppy. This is why they are nicknamed “Water Dogs.” Since they have so much personality, many fishkeepers become very attached to them.