Why do African Cichlids Keep Dying?

Why do African Cichlids Keep Dying?
African cichlids can die for various reasons and most of them are related to the care of their owners. This is why learning about the needs of the particular species you want to keep is key. If you do so, the chances that your cichlids are going to live a…

Livingstonii Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Livingstonii Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Livingstonii Cichlid is also known as Nimbochromis livingstonii, Livingston's Cichlid, or Livingston's Hap. It is a piscivorous Haplochromis, native to Lake Malawi in the Great Rift Valley region. This fish species has a unique hunting behavior. It plays dead to draw the attention of potential prey. As the prey…

Tropheus Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Tropheus Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Tropheus Cichlid is also known as Blunthead Cichlid, Brabant Cichlid, Dwarf Tanganyikan Cichlid, or Tropheus moorii. The fish comes in different colors; at least 50 color morphs. This champion of variety is endemic to L. Tanganyika, Africa and was described over a century ago. The fish was recognized in…

Auratus Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Auratus Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Auratus Cichlid (Melanochromis auratus) is a highly-aggressive cichlid that is also called the Malawi golden cichlid or the golden mbuna. The fish is well-known for its distinctive features. It is elongated with a narrow mouth, rounded snout, and continuous dorsal fins. Their teeth are closely spaced, making them look…

Bumblebee Cichlid  – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Bumblebee Cichlid  – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Bumblebee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro / Maylandia crabro) is commonly referred to as Chameleon Cichlid or Hornet Cichlid. The fish is native to deep water caves found in Lake Malawi, Africa. It is also one of the fish species known as Mbuna. Scientifically, this fish was described as Pseudotropheus due to…

Frontosa Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Frontosa Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The frontosa cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa), also called Humphead cichlid, is a coveted African cichlid in the aquarium trade. There are three species in the genus Cyphotilapia, although all of them were initially called frontosa. The name of the fish comes about as a result of the large hump that develops…

How to Set Up a Cichlids Fish Tank?

How to Set Up a Cichlids Fish Tank?
You may have always wanted to have cichlids swimming around in a particular corner in your living room, playing around with them, and feeding them. The love for aquatic life us just the first step towards acquiring and ensuring the safety and survival of the fish. One of the most…

10 Best African Cichlids Tank Mates

10 Best African Cichlids Tank Mates
African Cichlids are a must have if you want to add some color and vibrancy in your aquarium. These fish are famous for their bright and lovely colors in addition to their aggressive nature. From their name, you can guess their origin. African Cichlids are native to various African lakes…

African Cichlids – Care, Feeding, Conditions, Breeding, Tank Mates

African Cichlids – Care, Feeding, Conditions, Breeding, Tank Mates
African Cichlids are by all means the most spectacular and colorful tank fish you can think of. That is why you don't have to look beyond these magnificent aquatic animals when looking to add some color and vibrancy to your aquarium. African Cichlids are a diverse group of fish consisting…

African Cichlids Aggressive Behavior – How to Deal With It?

African Cichlids Aggressive Behavior – How to Deal With It?
It is undisputed fact that African cichlids are a wonderful fish species to be included in any given aquarium. That is if you are looking to add diversity and dramatic colorful swimming in your fish tank. African cichlids have what it takes to make your aquarium lively and vibrant throughout.…