African Cichlids

The Cichlidae family contains over 1,200 species of fish, the majority of which are found in the Tanganyika and Malawai Lakes of central Africa.

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The Acei Cichlid is from the Northwestern coast of Lake Malawi in Zambia, Africa. The Acei Cichlid has a long slender blue body with yellow fins which makes it an attractive fish... [Read more]



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The Albino Kribensis Cichlid is originally from Western Africa. They are pink-whitish in color. These cichlids are smaller in size compared to other cichlids and are referred to... [Read more]



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The Albino Peacock Cichlid originates from Lake Malawi in Africa. These cichlids are pale in body and their eyes are red. You need at least a 50 gallon aquarium to properly keep... [Read more]



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Blue Johanni Cichlid (Melanochromis Johanni) is originally from Lake Malawi in Africa. Blue Johanni Cichlid males have a grey/black body with blue-grey horizontal markings. Females... [Read more]



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The Blue Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara nyassae) originates from Lake Malawi in Africa. Male Blue Peacock Cichlid are a bright yellow to a metallic blue while females are a brown... [Read more]



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Albino Brichardi Cichlid are from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. These cichlids stand out with their long and elongated tail and doral fin. Albino Brichardi Cichlid are usually pink/whitish... [Read more]



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The Buffalo Head Cichlid orginates from the Congo River basin in Africa. It's sometimes also known as the Lionhead or Blockhead cichlid. Because of the swift water movements in... [Read more]



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The Bumblebee Cichlid is from Lake Malawi in Africa. They are also known as the Hornet Cichlid or Chameleon Cichlid. They are a deepwater cichlid. Color-wise the Bumblebee Cichlid... [Read more]



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The Buttikoferi Cichlid is from the river systems of Western Africa. They are sometimes known as the Zebra Tilapia fish because of the black and white vertical stripes. They start... [Read more]



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Lamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid is originally from the rocky Zambian coast of Lake Tanganyika in Africa. It's also called the "Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid". This... [Read more]



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The Compressiceps Cichlid (Dimidiochromis compressiceps/Haplochromis compressiceps) is from the waters of Lake Malawi. What makes this cichlid unique is that it tends to eat its... [Read more]



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The Cylindricus Cichlid (Neolamprologus) is from the Southeastern part of Lake Tanganyika in Africa. These cichlids are considered one of the smaller size cichlids. Their maximum... [Read more]



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The Demasoni Cichlid (Pseudotropheus Demansoni) is a rarer cichlid that comes from a specific rocky point called Pombo Rocks in Lake Malawi in Africa Male Demasoni Cichlid have... [Read more]



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The Tropheus Duboisi Cichlid is from the northern part of Lake Tanganyika in Africa. They start off all black as juveniles with white spots all over its body. Adults have a blue... [Read more]



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The Electric Blue African Cichlid creates a gorgeous, colorful focal point in the freshwater aquarium. It has the typical sleek, bullet-shaped body common to the Cichlidae family.... [Read more]



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he Electric Yellow Cichlid is set apart from other African Cichlids by its striking electric yellow coloration. It injects an irresistible splash of bold color to the cichlid aquarium.... [Read more]



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The Frontosa African Cichlid is a fairly typical member of the Cichlidae family. Both sexes are characterized by a large frontal hump which will develop as the fish reaches maturity,... [Read more]



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The Gold Head Compressicep Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is much smaller then their distant cousins, Dimidiochromis... [Read more]



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The Jeweled Goby Cichlid, also known as the Spotfin Goby Cichlid, comes from the northern coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. They have blue spots on a striped cream body,... [Read more]



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The Kenyi Cichlid, Pseudotropheus lombardoi, is an aggressive medium sized cichlid that originates from the rocky shores of Lake Malawi in Africa. The female is blue with black... [Read more]



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The Kribensis Cichlid, which originated from Western Africa is tank-raised and is one of the easier African Cichlids to breed. They have an elongated shape and are black in color... [Read more]



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The Moorei Cichlid, also called the Haplochromis moorii, or Dolphin Cichlid is a fairly typical member of the Cichlidae family. These powder blue fish make great candidates for... [Read more]



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The Tropheus Moorii (Kaiser II) Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. They are completely black except for a yellow vertical band that runs... [Read more]



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The Orange Neolamprologus Leleupi Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Southern Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is one of the smaller of the cichlids, only... [Read more]



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It is speculated that the OB Peacock Cichlid originated from a cross between an Aulonocara nyassae and a species of female mbuna. This cross was initiated in captivity, and the... [Read more]



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The Red Peacock Cichlid comes from years of breeding and is not a naturally occurring strain. It is red in coloration and has the same form as the other Peacock Cichlids of the... [Read more]



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The Red Zebra African Cichlid, Pseudotropheus zebra, is known by a plethora of other names, often based on color. The Red Zebra, although appearing more of a yellow color, is often... [Read more]



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The Venustus Cichlid (meaning refined or elegant) is a large cichlid with the male having a blue face with yellow markings across the head and dorsal fin. The female is less colorful... [Read more]



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The Yellow Peacock Cichlid comes from years of breeding and is not a naturally occurring strain. It is yellow in coloration and has the same form as the other Peacock Cichlids... [Read more]