Cichlids are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish.

i would like a large aquarium full of blood red parrot cichlids (the fish that smile!)
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For many African rift lake cichlid fish, particular the rock-dwelling mbuna from Lake Malawi, cichlid community aquariums are the preferable way to go! Lots of rocks (shelter) and lots of fish, with attention paid to the eventual adult size of the residents. Other considerations include not stocking with similar species (e.g., various peacock, Aulonocara species, or zebra, Pseudotropheus zebra, types) so as to avoid indiscriminate hybridizations, which will readily occur in the confines of the aquarium.
African Cichlids for sale are one of the most fascinating aquarium fishes for buyers.
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Having cichlids in the aquarium can be highly enjoyable. Some cichlids are very territorial and they would under no circumstances explore the whole fish tank. If you introduce some other fishes into the aquarium, the cichlids can get really possessive about their area and can turn a little hostile. There are a few species of small cichlids who love to explore the whole fish tank and these roam around in schools. With these varieties you would hardly find them stagnant at one place. Cichlids are one of the most preferred fishes when it comes to one’s aquarium.
Photo provided by FlickrFish information and habitats for Dwarf Cichlid aquariums, includes types of cichlids like the Ram Cichlids, Kribensis and more.
Photo provided by FlickrFish information and habitats for Dwarf Cichlid aquariums, includes types of cichlids like the Ram Cichlids, Kribensis and more.
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The blue ram cichlid or otherwise commonly known as the butterfly cichlid is another of the beautiful dwarf cichlids often desired by the aquarist. The Blue Ram Cichlid is a stocky fish with bright grey/blue flanks. Yellow, gold and black with blue are the coloration of the head and chest with a red patch on the belly. A black vertical line runs across the eye and red patch around it. It has a large yellow dorsal fin with black at the front edge and red marking the upper and lower lobes of the tail and dorsal fin. The pelvic fins are mostly red with blue.I live in Los Angeles and wanted to set up a Mbuna tank. The selection here in Los Angeles I found to be very limited so I went on line, i was very pleased when I went to cichlidexpress. Billy was extrmemely helpful and returned all my phone calls and email and there were quite a few in the selection process. i purchased 35 fish that he shipped from Florida at noon and i had them in Los Angeles by 9:00 that evening. Pick up was 3 miles from my house (Good Job Billy) and they look spectacular. I can not say enough about Daytona Aquarium and Billy except that I will do all my fish ordering from Billy. Thanks AgainThese Blue Ram Cichlids come from the rivers of Venezuela, and Columbia. They require a temperature of 78-85°F (26-30°C) with 80-81°F (27-28°C) being the most acceptable and a pH 5.5 - 7.0. Soft water is best for them but it is known for some of them to adapt well to moderately hard water. Aquarists generally find it is not 'easy' to keep this fish, as they often die soon after purchase. This is because they need well established water to feel comfortable enough in and they can be picky eaters at first. Introduction to an established tank is essential as they are likely to die if the water is not 'old' enough.You should also be aware that ammonia can be much more stressful to your fishes at a high pH, such as African cichlids require. At a pH of 8.0, for example, the ammonia in your aquarium is effectively ten times more toxic than at a pH of 7.0. That is because the ammonia is in the NH3 form at a higher pH (instead of NH4+), which is more toxic.