Demasoni Cichlid

Demasoni Cichlids are beautifully colored with stripes of different blueish colors.  They need to be kept in large groups (10 or more) to help minimize aggression. Lee Nachtigal [CC BY 2.0] Category: African Cichlid Common Names: Demasoni Cichlid, Dwarf Mbuna Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus demasoni Family: Cichlidae Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: … Read more

Convict Cichlid

Convict Cichlids are an aggressive cichlid.  They required a heavily planted tank with lots of places to hide.  They can be aggressive towards species that are smaller and timid. S. Olkowicz [CC-BY-SA-2.5] Category: New World Cichlid Common Names: Convict Cichlid Scientific Name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Family: Cichlidae Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons Care Level:  Moderate Temperament: … Read more

Cockatoo Cichlid

The Cockatoo Cichlid is a semi aggressive, colorful African Cichlid.  They should be kept in larger tanks that are heavily planted and have lots of hiding places.  They are on the peaceful side and shouldn’t be kept with more aggressive cichlids. William Kreijkes [CC-BY-SA-3.0] Category: New World Cichlid Common Names: Cockatoo Cichlid Scientific Name: Apistogramma … Read more

Bumblebee Cichlid

The Bumblebee Cichlid is named for its black and yellow stripes which resemble a bumblebee.  It is aggressive and should only be kept with other African Cichlids of similar size and temperament. Nicolas COUTHOUIS ([CC BY-SA 2.5] Category: African Cichlid Common Names: Bumblebee Cichlid, Hornet Cichlid Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus crabro Family: Cichlidae Minimum Tank Size: … Read more

Blue Dolphin Cichlid

The Blue Dolphin Cichlid has a large hump on its forehead, leading to the nickname “Hump Head”.  They are on the more peaceful end of the cichlid aggression spectrum, but males often will fight with other males of the same species. Riftreef [CC-BY-SA-3.0] Category: African Cichlid Common Names: Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Moorei Cichlid, Hump Head … Read more

Auratus Cichlid

The Aurutus Cichlid is aggressive and requires a large tank with lots of hiding places.  Be sure to do thorough research before choosing tank mates for this African Cichlid as they have been known to dominate its tank mates – sometimes to death. By Vlad Butsky [CC BY-SA 2.0] Category: African Cichlid Common Names: Auratus Cichlid, Golden … Read more

Afra Cichlid

The Afra Cichlid is a beautiful fish.  The males are striped in black and blue and the females are a solid light blue. They are a very aggressive species that can get territorial.  Choose their tank mates wisely because they can cause issues if they are with some of the more peaceful cichlids. Alexandra Tyers … Read more

Giant Danio

The Giant Danio will grow to about 4 inches long, almost double the size of a typical danio.  They are still a great beginner fish, but require a larger tank because of their larger size. Faucon [CC BY-SA 2.5] Category: Danios Common Names: Giant Danio Scientific Name: Danio aequipinnatus Family: Cyprinidae Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallon … Read more