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Kenyi (Metriaclima lombardoi) Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

The Kenyi cichlid is a freshwater fish whose origin is from Lake Malawi in East Africa. It belongs to the Cichlidae family, and its scientific name is Metriaclima lombardoi. Other names for the Kenyi cichlid include Kenyii, Golden Zebra Cichlid, Blue Kenyi Cichlid, Kennyi, and Lombardoi Cichlid. Metriaclima lombardoi are incredibly...

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Venustus

Nimbochromis SP. Venustus Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

The Venustus cichlid, also known as the Nimbochromis SP. Venustus or the Giraffe cichlid, is a freshwater fish from Lake Malawi. We have found from expereince breeding and raising this species that it is one of the easiest fish for any intermediate-level fish keeper to keep. The Venustus cichlid has...

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Aurora

Aurora Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

The Tropheops sp aurora, Pseudotropheus aurora, Maylandia aurora, or Metriaclima aurora is more commonly known as the aurora cichlid. It is an incredibly attractive species with blue and yellow coloration, making it an incredible addition to any aquarium. The Pseudotropheus aurora origins are eastern coast of Mozambique and Likoma Island. Auroras...

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Electric Yellow (Labidochromis caeruleus) Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

The electric yellow cichlid is one of the most popular freshwater fish among aquarium hobbyists. Its scientific name is Labidochromis caeruleus, and is also known as yellow prince, blue streak hap, yellow lab cichlid, or the lemon yellow lab. The fish's color has an intense yellow with blue iridescences highlights. Its...

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Blue Gold Peacock

What Should You Feed Peacock Cichlids

Peacock cichlids are some of the most beautiful-looking freshwater fish available. They are incredibly active and friendly fish that come in vivid colors, like orange, red, yellow, and purple. Like any other cichlid, peacock cichlids need a good diet. A well-balanced diet for peacock cichlids plays a vital role in maintaining...

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Do African Cichlids Need a Heater

African cichlids are tropical freshwater fish. Thus, they can only survive and thrive in tropical water temperatures. As an African cichlids’ keeper, providing your cichlids with the right water temperatures should be one of your top priorities. The right temperature will ensure that your fish is healthy and happy. So, how...

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Ruby Red Peacock

German & Ruby Red Peacock Cichlid Differences & Care Requirements

Both German and Ruby Red Peacock Cichlids are popular freshwater aquarium fish. While both of these fish may be sometimes stocked in chain pet stores, they are most commonly sold by breeders that have linebred these species to achieve the brightest and purest colors. These cichlids are not native to...

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Cherry Red Zebra

Red Zebra Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

Red Zebra cichlids, native to the African Rift Lakes, are an incredibly popular species of fish, and for good reason. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they're also quite hardy and relatively easy to care for. They are popular in aquariums due to their vibrant colors and...

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Demasoni Cichlid

Demasoni Cichlid Tank Requirements and Care

Demasoni cichlids are one of the most common freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby. These eye-catching fish are relatively easy to care for and make a great addition to an African cichlid tank. At Live FIsh Direct we have several breeding colonies of Demasoni cichlids and over 20 years of...

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