Tropical fish keeping of Cichlids has become increasingly popular in the aquarium hobby over the years for a variety of reasons. Cichlids are colorful, attractive, active, fun to watch, easy to keep and are generally quite durable fish.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Mbuna Mixed Cichlid
Of the hundreds of species of Cichlids that are available to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts, none are live bearers. All Cichlids are egg layers that provide some sort of parental care for their eggs and fry. With very few exceptions, most Cichlids are easy to breed.
Providing parental care is not the norm for most fish species but in the world of cichlids, the males will typically tend to their offspring.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Electric Blue African Cichlid
Size matters, and some African and South American Cichlids reach impressive proportions that are not suitable for tropical fish keeping. The Peacock Bass (Cichla ocellarus) of South America is popular as a game fish and reaches lengths exceeding 30 inches.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Star Flower Horn Cichlid
: South American Cichlids are a diversegroup of fish often referred toas New World Cichlids. Cichlids are hardy, easy to care for fish thatadd brilliant color to the freshwater aquarium. South American Cichlidsare found from Central America through South America and can becategorized into Dwarf Cichlids, Larger Amazonian Cichlids, and LargerNeotropical Cichlids, all of which have different care levels and tankrequirements. These larger species are mostly predatory fish that areterritorial innature and should be maintained in the semi-aggressive or aggressiveaquarium. South American Cichlids have very interesting personalitiesand are extremely intelligent fish with highly evolved parental skills,making them one of the most popular groups of aquarium fish.The Bolivian Ram Cichlid (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) is also known as the Bolivian butterfly and Ruby Crown Cichlid. It is an ideal choice for the beginner. For beautiful photographs of numerous tropical fish species together with interesting facts and information about each type of tropical fish visit Atlantis Tropical Fish Inc. has been in the forefront of importing, breeding, and distributing African Cichlids and other aquarium fish for over a decade. Hi everyone :) Here's a video of all my tanks. Hope you enjoy it.
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