10 Fun & Interesting Facts about African Cichlids

10 Fun & Interesting Facts about African Cichlids
Cichlids are the most numerous and diverse fish species on earth. And just around the African rift lakes (more precisely, a total of 3 lakes), there are more than 500 species known today. Therefore, there are many diverse specifications about African cichlids, and we have collected the 10 funniest facts…

African Cichlids Tank Size – The Complete Guide

African Cichlids Tank Size – The Complete Guide
Cichlids are probably the most numerous fish family on the planet, with more than 1500 species fully discovered until now, and several others still waiting to being fully defined. And the African versions of cichlids are certainly the most colorful of them all. Therefore, a mesmerizing addition to any private…

10 Types of African Cichlids – Beautiful & Colorful Varieties

10 Types of African Cichlids – Beautiful & Colorful Varieties
If you are looking to add some color to your tropical freshwater tank, African cichlids may be the perfect solution for your home. They are greatly available fish and feature individualistic temperaments. On top of that, they are quite the hardy pets once you manage to get their basic environmental…

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…