Everything You Need to Know About Cichlids 

Discover the latest information to caring for your cichlid aquarium. Tips, tricks and proper set up steps, plus in depth species profiles 

African Cichlids Set Up Guide: Tank Size, Growth & How Many Together?
African lake cichlids are fascinating fish. They are some of the most colorful freshwater aquarium fish you’ll find. Keeping them[...]
Red Empress Cichlid Care: Tank Setup, Mates, Diet & Breeding
If you like colorful cichlids, there’s one fish you need to meet. The red empress cichlid has it all! Great[...]
Red Zebra Cichlid Care Guide 101: Diet, Aquarium Setup & Breeding
If you like tropical fish with loads of color and personality, the red zebra cichlid will get your attention. The[...]
African Cichlids: 37+ Colorful Types, the Beauty of Diversity
The appeal of African cichlids is undoubtedly their incredible diversity. They can be found all over the great continent, but[...]
Types of Rocks for Cichlid Tanks (Safe Aquascaping Guide)
Cichlids are some of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish due to their inquisitive nature and interesting habits. These species[...]
Tank Mates for African Cichlids: 11+ Most Harmonius Fish
Who can resist the call of the cichlid tank? The sheer variety of colors and patterns combined with the activity[...]
Severum (Banded Cichlid): Full Care Profile & Tank Mates
Plenty of aquarists want to keep discus - the "kings of freshwater aquariums" look stunning. But the demands they bring[...]
Green Terror Cichlids 101: Colorful and Lethal
If you're a fan of cichlids, you've probably considered adding the green terror cichlid (Andinoacara rivulatus) to your tank. Not[...]
Oscar Tank Mates: What fish can I pair with an Oscar?
The oh-so-popular oscar! With its array of colors and patterns and a personality as big as it gets, it is[...]
Frontosa Cichlids: Personable Monsters of the Rift Lakes
People love cichlids. And a tremendous varietca comes from the African Rift Lakes - also known as the African Great[...]
The Jewel Cichlid: A Feisty Flash of Fire
As their name suggests, jewel cichlids are both strikingly beautiful and, well, cichlids. This means that a sparkling flash of[...]
Meet the Kribensis Cichlid: the River Rainbow
The kribensis cichlid is different, without a doubt.  Known as the rainbow cichlid, this fish features lovely coloration, is highly[...]
Shy and Peaceful: Meet the Keyhole Cichlid
The keyhole cichlid (Cleithracara maronii) is a tropical freshwater fish with an interesting keyhole-shaped marking and a gentle personality that[...]
Texas Cichlid: a Sparkling Jewel of the Rio Grande
In the southern part of the Lone Star State lives a beauty of a fish with an attitude as big[...]
Explore the Hybrid Blood (Red) Parrot Cichlid
The blood parrot cichlid is a hybrid fish and member of the Cichlidae family. It was created in Taiwan in[...]
Ram Cichlids Care Guide 101
Ram cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) make popular alternatives for aquarists who love cichlids but don't have a lot of tank space.[...]
Apistogramma Dwarf Cichlid: Full Care (Setup, Mates & Diet)
Apistogrammas, also known as apistos or dwarf cichlids, enchant aquarists with their vibrant colors and curious personalities. You have a[...]
Convict Cichlid Care: Setup, Diet & Breeding (with Pictures)
Have you heard of the bold and antisocial convict cichlid? Originally from Central America, this popular freshwater fish has made[...]
Jack Dempsey Cichlid Care Guide: Tank Setup, Tank Mates & Diet
Fans of South American cichlids know and love Jack Dempsey fish (Rocio octofasciata). These brutes pack a powerful combination of[...]
A Devilishly Good Fish: The Red Devil Cichlid
You know straight away that any fish named the Red Devil is bound to have some quirky traits. The red[...]