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Understanding Monomorphism in Mbuna Cichlids

Monomorphic Mbuna Cichlids:  A Beginner's Ideal Choice Understanding Monomorphism Monomorphism in mbuna cichlids offers a unique advantage for aquarium lovers. In these species, both sexes exhibit equally stunning coloration, allowing you to enjoy a visually consistent display regardless of the gender of your fish. Suggested Species Listed below are some monomorphic mbuna species to consider...

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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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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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Oscar Snow

Can You Keep Oscars with African Cichlids

If you have a freshwater aquarium, you may be attracted to the colorful and tropical cichlids for your tank. Oscars are a distinctive species of South American cichlids, so can you combine both Oscars and African Cichlids in the same aquarium? Here is what you need to know: Can you keep Oscars...

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Top 10 Peacock Cichlid Tank Mates

As they are native to warm African lakes, Peacock Cichlids prefer a warm tank with lots of vegetation and rocks along the bottom. When it comes to setting up a community tank, you need to be intentional about how you pair your Peacock Cichlids, to prevent aggression and territorialism among the fish. Maintain...

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Small African Cichlids Ideal for Aquarists

Prized for their bright colors, African cichlids are amongst the most common aquarium fish. Despite their popularity, they aren’t an easy fish to keep. They have aggressive tendencies and some grow to be quite large. If you’re considering adding cichlids to your aquarium, dwarf cichlids stay small, so you won't...

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