Author - Chad Marquez

African shell dweller

Get to Know the African Shell Dwellers

African shell dwellers aka "shellies" are actually other terms for a cichlid fish. They use the abandoned shells for shelter and breeding. African shell dwellers are often kept in aquariums and are the favorite of many aquarium enthusiasts. What makes the shell dwellers such as the Neolamprologus tretocephalus and the Neolamprologus cylindricus,...

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Five Cichlid Species For Beginners

Cichlids are charming fish often beloved by owners for their individualistic nature, striking colors, and general intelligence. If you're looking to dive into the wonderful world of cichlids, below are a few species of cichlids that are good for beginners. For beginner cichlid owners, it is recommended to start with...

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The Top 5 Least Aggressive Cichlids

African cichlids have gained fame among freshwater aquarium enthusiasts for their vibrant, exotic colors and easy-care hardiness. Unfortunately, like most cichlids they also have gained fame as being extremely aggressive towards other fish. We have selected the top five least aggressive cichlids that can, with proper care, be kept...

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Tropheus Nkonde

Get to Know Tropheus Cichlids

Tropheus cichlids are a type of small, highly territorial fish that are typically dark with bright-colored patches - for example, the popular Tropheus Bemba Flame has a black body with a bright orange band around the middle. Originally found in East Africa, tropheus cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be found in...

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