Cichlids

OB Peacock (Red Flush)

10 Most Popular Peacock Cichlids – Number 5 Will Surprise You

Peacock Cichlids are a distinct group of 22 species of fish that belong to the Aulonocara genus. Typically, Peacock cichlids come from Lake Malawi, Africa, although there are line-bred and hybrids varieties widely found. Ideally, the habitat should mimic the warm waters of Africa with temperatures in the 70s to 80s F,...

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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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