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African Cichlid Tank Profile - Viewed 28412 times
By stiffy stiffys African Cichlid Tank Tank Size: 230LtOccupants: African CichlidsPlants: Anubias barteriFiltration: 2 Magnum Pro hang on fil

Angelfish - Viewed 7263 times
By Clint Norwood  © Leslie Grossheim Species/genus:  Pterophyllum scalare Origin: 

Apistogramma cacatuoides - Viewed 7668 times
By: John Harris © John Harris Common Name: Triple Red Dwarf CichlidLatin Name: Apistogramma cacatuoidesOrigin: Rio Plata, South America

Basic Discus Fish Care - Viewed 5092 times
By Rob Mellor Are you thinking about getting some discus then and want to know a little about them. Have you been to the aquatics and seen some lovely colourful discus in there show tanks. A lot of people will tell you that discus are only for advanced fish keepers but in my

Black Convict - Viewed 16174 times
Black Convict pair © Ani By: cemc  Common Name: Black ConvictLatin Name: Cichlasoma nigrofasciatumOrigin: Central America

Blood Parrot - Viewed 35509 times
By : Neil Hinckley   Pinky © 55gSW © 55gSW

Bolivian Ram - Viewed 7106 times
Blue rams © Katie Ogles Species/genus: Microgeophagus altispinosus Common name: syn, Ruby Clowns cichlids (although this was not originally the species name g

Breeding Discus - 3 Ways To Encourage Spawning - Viewed 5988 times
By Rob MellorSo you have a mature pair of discus fish that have shown an interest in each other but there not laying any eggs. The most important factor in discus breeding in the water quality, make sure it is soft, acidic and clean. If you have this water, your most likely s

Convict Cichlids - Viewed 21178 times
Male Convict Cichlid © Derreck Friday How to tell the

Convict Cichlids - Breeding And Care - Viewed 15019 times
By: Micah (Zero)  Common Name: Convict Cichlid (breeding and care)Latin Name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus (Formerly- Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum )Origin: South AmericaTemperature: 70 - 82 degrees FarenheightEase Of Keeping: VERY EasyAggressivness: Timid -

Copadichromis azureus - Viewed 6197 times
H. Blair Howell, Click Here to enlarge 90K

Cyno Afra - Viewed 4528 times
By: Stacy Malbon   Cynotilapia Afra Jalo © Stacy Malbon 

Discus Primer - Viewed 6342 times
Title: Is this normal Discus behavor ????Post by: 1boatnut on March 04, 2007, 07:10:24 PM I just purchased 2 discus yesterday. One of the actually lays on his side (not on the bottom) and then will return u

Discus: As Tough As They Say? - Viewed 21919 times
A Pair of Discus © Sneaky PeteEnlarge in a new window  

Electric Blue Cichlid - Viewed 40621 times
H. Blair Howell, click to enlarge.

Electric Yellow - Yellow Lab - Viewed 11049 times
By Chrissy  Yellow Electric © Monica Jarema Common Name: Yellow Lab/Electric Yellow Latin Name: L

Filtration Methods For The Discus Tank - Viewed 7691 times
By Alden Smith  Good filtration is the prime priority in the discus tank. Basically, there are three types of filtration - mechanical, chemical and biological. Let's start with the basics... Mechanical filtration

Firemouth Cichlid - Viewed 6020 times
By Clint Norwood © Stacy MalbonPhoto taken at Aqualand in Hopkins, MN.Species/genus:  Cichlasoma meeki Origin:  Guatemala and Yucata

Flowerhorn Cichlids - Viewed 7473 times
A Short Introduction To Flowerhorn CichlidsBy William Berg Flowerhorn cichlids is a hybrid cichlid that was developed in Malaysia during the second half of the 1990: s. It was created by crossbreeding different South Americ

Frontosa - Viewed 5608 times
By H. Blair Howell H. Blair Howell, Click Here to enlarge 116k.

Green Severum - Viewed 12802 times
Green Severums © Ernesto Alvarez By: Ernesto Alvarez Common Name: Green SeverumLatin Name: Heros SeverusOrigin: Amazon BasinTemperature: 72 - 80°F

Green Terror - Viewed 13475 times
Green Terror © "Green Terror" By: "The Green Terror"  Common Name: Green Terror Latin Name: Aequidens

Green Terror - Aequidens Rivulatus - Viewed 27809 times
By Shayne A Green Terror © Shaney 

Haplochromis sp. 44 "Red Tail" - Viewed 18950 times
By H. Blair Howell  Male Haplochromis sp. 44 "Red Tail" © H. Blair Howell  Common Name: sp. 44  Latin Name: Haplochromis sp.

How To Get A Breeding Pair Of Discus Fish - Viewed 6835 times
By Rob Mellor Most discus keepers will one day want to breed there fish. Some will just want one pair and some will want there very own fish house stocked full of discus fish. Everyone starts with just one pair, I know I did. I soon wanted more and then more. As you go along

Jack Dempsey - Viewed 6121 times
By: Fruitylicious Common Name: Jack DempseyLatin Name: Cichlasoma OctofasciatumOrigin: Central Amazon basinTemperature: 75-80°FPH: 7.0-8.5 (not critical)Ease Of Keeping: MediumAggressivness: AgressiveAdult Size: Grows to 12" (30cm)

Jack Dempsey Parents And Fry Video - Viewed 5768 times
Jack Dempsy Parents and Fry Submitted by Fruity

Jack Dempsey Spawning Video - Viewed 5774 times
Jack Dempsey Spawning Submitted by Fruity.

Jewel Cichlids - Viewed 7373 times
By KimmyM  © KimmyM Species/genus: Hemichromis bimaculatus  Origin:   Africa Temp:  72 - 82°F (22 - 2

Julidochromis Regani Kipili - Viewed 5150 times
By Derreck Friday  Female Julidochromis Regani Kipili© Derreck Friday Latin: Julidochromis Regani KipiliOrigin: Tanzania, Lake Tanganyika, East Africa

Keeping and Spawning Telmatochromis bifrenatus - Viewed 2715 times
     Telmatochromis bifrenatus is a dwarf cichlid from Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. It is commonly listed in assorted species guide b

Keeping And Spawning The Kribensis - Viewed 3727 times
Kribensis male - © Alex Johnson      The Kribensis (scientific name; Pelvicachromis pulcher) is an easy to keep and spawn cichlid from the rivers of Afr

Keeping Discus Fish ? Hard Or Soft Water? - Viewed 7738 times
By Rob Mellor It has been debated a lot about whether to keep discus fish in hard water or soft water. People have had success with both methods so it’s not an easy answer but I will share with you, how I do things and what has worked for me. Here’s the first rule

Keyhole Cichlid - Viewed 7482 times
By: Rachel Woll  Keyhole Cichlids © Rachel Woll Latin Name : Cleithracara maronii  Origin : South America Temperature : 75-81&

Keyhole Cichlids - Viewed 3808 times
Common Name: Keyhole Cichlid Latin Name: Aequidens maronii  Origin: South America Temperature: 75ºF to 81ºF (25-27°C) Ease Of Keeping: Easy-Intermediate Aggressivness: For a cichlid very peacful but don't trust it with fish under 2

Kribensis - Quick facts - Viewed 3974 times
A pair of Kribensis © Alex Johnson  Species/genus:  Pelvicachromis pulcher Origin:  West Africa Temp

Labidochromis sp. "perlmutt" - Viewed 5605 times
By Vicki Scocchera, Aquarium Hobbyist The Back To Nature Guide to Malawi Cichlids by Ad Konings says that the “Perlmutt” is found at Higga Reef, Mbamba Bay Island, and along the r

Lepidiolamprologus kendalli - Viewed 5676 times
By H. Blair Howell H. Blair Howell, Click here to enlarge 96K

Looking For A Small Colorful Peaceful Cichlid? - Viewed 13469 times
By straitjacketstar If you're looking for peaceful and colorful I'd look into the smaller South American cichlids.Bolivian rams can be quite colorful when they've established themselves in a nice comfy home with good clean water and good food. They reach a good 4". Comic

Malawi Trout - Viewed 7174 times
By H. Blair Howell H. Blair Howell, Click to enlarge

Managuense- Jaguar Cichlid - Viewed 6340 times
By: Micah (Zero)Common Name: Managuense-  Jaguar CichlidLatin Name: Nandopsis managuenseOrigin: Latin AmericaTemperature: 72-80 DegreesEase Of Keeping: ModerateAggressivness: Very AggressiveLighting: Dim - Moderately BrightAdult Size: 10-14 Inc

Melanchromis Auratus - Viewed 4302 times
By: fishkeeper   Melanchromis Auratus © fishkeeper Common Name: auratusLatin Name: Melanchromis AuratusOrigin: Lake Malawi, AfricaTemperatur

Melanochromis joanjohnsonae - Viewed 6233 times
By straitjacketstar   Male Melanochromis joanjohnsonae © straitjacketstar 

Neolamprologus brichardi - Viewed 5553 times
By: crimsonrain Neolamprologus brichardi © crimsonrain  Common Name: Brichardi's Cichlid, Princess Cichlid,Princess of BurundiLatin Name: Neolamprologus brichar

Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus "Red Fin" - Viewed 5579 times
By: Derreck Friday Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus "Red Fin" © Derreck Friday  Latin Name: Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus "Red Fin"Origin: Lake Tangany

Neolamprologus leleupi - Viewed 6192 times
By H. Blair Howell

Neolamprologus sexfasciatus - Viewed 4688 times
By H. Blair Howell H. Blair Howell, Click here to enlarge 71K

New to Discus - Viewed 3417 times
Title: New to Discus -- Help w/ renovating a friend's tankPost by: Alesia on June 23, 2007, 11:50:54 PM Hi all --I've been asked by a friend of mine to help her "renovate" her rather s

Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus - Viewed 10913 times
By H. Blair Howell   © H. Blair Howell, Click to enlarge. 

Oscar - Viewed 5686 times
By: Yvonne Garcia Oscar © Nishad  Common Name: OscarLatin Name: Astronotus OcellatusOrigin: South AmericaTemperature: 72-80°FEase Of Keeping: ModerateAg

Proper Diet For the Discus Fish - Viewed 11056 times
By Alden Smith   The Discus fish has its habitat in the South American waters of Brazil and Peru. Discus fish are classified as "grazers", and in the wild constantly forage for food. Discus are tall, and have a lat

Pseudocrenilabrus philander "Beira Gold" - Viewed 4623 times
A group of male Pseudocrenilabrus philander "Beira Gold" One small female, bottom right. © Clint Norwood By Clint Norwood  

Rainbow Cichlid - Viewed 4185 times
By Shayne Common Name: Rainbow CichlidLatin Name: Herotilapia multispinosaOrigin: Panama-NicaraguaTemperature: 72-80°F (22-27°C)Ease Of Keeping: EasyAggressivness: Slightly agressive (Will hold own with larger cichlids)Lighting: AnyA

Rams - A Dwarf Cichlid - Viewed 5056 times
A pair of Rams guarding their eggs © Doug  Species/genus: Papillochromis ramirezi Origin:   Venez

Red Empress Cichlid - Viewed 8158 times
By H. Blair Howell © H. Blair Howell, Click Here to enlarge 69k.  

Red Shoulder Peacock - Viewed 5852 times
By H. Blair Howell  © H. Blair Howell, Click here to enlarge 74K

Shell Dwellers - Multies - Viewed 7582 times
By Clint Norwood A male Neolamprologus multifasciatus. © Clint Norwood Female

Shelldwellers: Tiny Tanganyikan Treasures - Viewed 4283 times
By: Molly Leonard (Littlemousling) -  Neolamprologus multifasciatus © Clint Norwood The shelldwelling fish of Lake Tanganyika i

Telmatochromis Spp. "Orange Scribble" - Viewed 3820 times
By Clint Norwood Telmatochromis Spp. "Orange Scribble" Pair, © Clint Norwood 

Texas Cichlid - Viewed 3852 times
By Corey Boggs   Common Name: Texas Cichlid Latin Name: Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum Origin: Texas, North Mexico 

Texas Cichlid - Herichthys Cyanoguttatum - Viewed 6472 times
Texas Cichlid © GeeForce1 By GeeForce11 Latin Name: Herichthys CyanoguttatumOrigin: AmericaTemperature: 7

Texas Cichlid - Notes - Viewed 3175 times
By brett   Common Name: Texas CichlidLatin Name: Cichlasoma cyanoguttatumOrigin: Texas, North Mexico

The Green Terror - Viewed 5590 times
By: David MossCommon Name: Green TerrorLatin Name: Aequidens rivulatus Origin: Ecuador, Peru,Temperature: 70F-75FEase Of Keeping: tempermentalAggressivness: aggressiveLighting: Adult Size: 10 inchsMinimum Tank Size: 32 inchs Shou

The Hornet Cichlid - Viewed 12292 times
By: Stacy Malbon  Bumblebee Cichlid © Stacy Malbon  Bumblebee Cichlid ©

The Kennyi Cichlid - Viewed 4335 times
By KimmyM  Kennyi Cichlid © KimmyM Common Name: Kennyi Cichlid Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus Lombardoi  Origin: Lake

The Kribensis - Pelvichromis Pulcher - Viewed 5045 times
 The Kribensis is a dwarf cichlid from Africa. One of the most beautiful of all dwarf Africans, the Krib is a peaceful fish until it comes to spawning. During spawning a krib can succeed in scaring off a fish 3

The Optimum Cichlid Aquarium Set Up - Viewed 33207 times
By Michael Grosman  The groups of fishes commonly referred to as Cichlids, comprise a vast group of, generally larger and more aggressive fishes from Africa and South and Central America with a few species being found in

Your First Cichlid Aquarium - Viewed 4947 times
By William Berg So you're thinking about trying cichlids. A good choice. In this article I shall try to give a few examples of good cichlid aquariums that are suitable for beginners. I've tried to suggest set-ups that will be bea

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