Rainbow Cichlid Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This months profile was written by kcgirl81 an active contributor to the site.           Herotilapia Multispinosa   Overview: For those looking to add some color to their Central American tank, this fish will rival even the brightest of...

Apistogramma nijsseni the Panda Cichlid Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by rookiefishkeepers active contributors to the site.         Male   Apistogramma nijsseni   Overview: A peaceful dwarf cichlid that prefers planted tanks with some driftwood. Water quality is paramount as this species requires very...

The Oscar, Astronotus ocellatus Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

      Astronotus ocellatus     Overview: Perhaps the most commonly seen cichlid the oscar is always available. Seen when small most shops fail to note its' size potential and the unaware new hobbyist comes home with...

Green terror, Aequidens rivulatus Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

      Aequidens rivulatus   Overview: Often confused with The Blue Acara the Green terror is more aggressive and has a more pronounced "bump" on the forehead when mature. Typical of most large cichlids the terror...

Flower Horn Fish or Hua Luo Han cichlid Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

  Parent stock Flower Horn Fish or Hua Luo Han Overview: This fish has taken the aquatic world (particularly in the South East Asian region) by storm within the last two years. Its popularity is...

Festivum cichlid, Mesonauta festivus Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

  Mesonauta festivus (Cichlasoma festivum) Overview: Another one of the original Cichlids we saw from times past. The Festivum is a peaceful and graceful cichlid that deserves greater distribution in our hobby. A nice compliment...

Eartheater, Satanoperca Jurupari Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

Satanoperca Jurupari Overview: It's an eartheater. A sifter of sand. A rock gobbler. It is a bottom feeder that finds its food by sifting the substrate in search of morsels Quick stats: Listed tank sizes...

Discus Cichlid Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

        Symphysodon aequifasciata   Overview: Considered the King of the freshwater aquarium, the discus is hard to find and picky in its water conditions. Not for the beginner as specialized tank and water parameters are...

Mailed Catfish, a guide on the care and upkeep of the cory catfish

Quick Care Sheets Detailed profiles   Overview: Their bizarre shapes, which differ so radically from the traditional fish shape and their comical behavior have placed the mailed catfish in almost every community tank. There are...

The Loaches, Flying Foxes and Trunk Fish

Quick Care Sheets Detailed profiles   Overview: Only a few specimens from these groups of fish are frequently keep by hobbyist. The loaches are gaining popularity and more and more are now seen in the...

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