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Salvini Cichlid

Introduction to the Salvini Cichlid The Salvini Cichlid, Cichlasoma salvini, is a stunning Cichlid and is exciting to watch its color changes as it matures. A Central American Cicihlid, it can reach a maximum size of 9 inches (22.8 cm) and as such, needs aquarium...

Catfish

Catfish Catfish are commonly found in beginner and novices aquariums, but are also utilized by more experienced aquarists as part of the "cleanup crew". Many species, such as the Plecostomus, are great at keeping your glass, rocks, plants and substrate clean. They can...

True Percula Clownfish

Introduction to the True Percula Clownfish Amphiprion percula, better known as the True Percula Clownfish is one of the most prized, loved and sought-after fish in the hobby, second to its very similar looking cousin the Ocellaris or False Percula Clownfish,...

Albino Cory Catfish

Introduction to the Albino Cory Catfish The Albino Cory Catfish is a very hardy fish that is often recommended to beginners looking for something a little different from the usual Plecostomus. Unlike the Pleco, the Albino Cory is fairly active during the day,...

Plecostomus

Introduction to the Plecostomus Better known as the Pleco, Hypostomus plecostomus, is one of the most common fish found in the freshwater fishkeeping hobby. An extremely hardy specimen, the Plecostomus is often added to an aquarium as a clean up fish. This catfish...

Electric Yellow Cichlid

Introduction to the Electric Yellow Cichlid The Electric Yellow Cichlid, Labidochromis caeruleus, is often seen in most local fish stores and Cichlid keepers aquariums. Also known as the Yellow Lab or Electric Yellow Lab, this is a very hardy Cichlid with a great...

Ram Cichlid

Introduction to the Ram Cichlid The Ram Cichlid, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, is a popular choice for beginners as it is one of the few Cichlids that are very peaceful. They also stay fairly small and reach a maximum size of approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm). Wild specimens...

Cichlids

Cichlids Cichlids are one of the brightest and interesting freshwater fish to keep as an aquarist. Generally hardy fish, the Cichlid hails from lakes and rivers around the world, and the most popular species come from lakes and rivers throughout South and Central...

Peacock Cichlid

Introduction to the Peacock Cichlid The Peacock Cichlid, Cichla ocellaris, is a very large fish, best suited towards a big display tank. They generally display colors of greens, yellows and whites. Some people mistake this Cichlid for a bass as they look very similar...

Oscar Cichlid

Introduction to the Oscar Cichlid The Oscar Cichlid, Astronotus ocellatus, is a large and very popular Cichlid in the freshwater fish keeping hobby. A South American Cichlid, the Oscar can grow over a foot long! Oscars are very playful fish and are very curious. Many...