American Cichlids

New World Cichlids are a diverse group of fish often referred to as South or Central American Cichlids. American Cichlids are a hardy, easy to care for fish species that add brilliant color to the freshwater aquarium.

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The Albino Oscar is a color variation of Astronotus ocellatus Oscar. It is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and makes a great addition to a large aquarium.... [Read more]



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The Apistogramma, commonly known as the Dwarf Cichlid, is a dainty, often brightly colored cichlid. This genus contains approximately 70 species, 20 of which are still waiting... [Read more]



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The Black Convict Cichlid is a beautifully marked cichlid. Sometimes called Zebra Cichlid or Convict Cichlid, this fish has a pattern of black stripes on a grayish background and... [Read more]



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The Taeniacara candidi is known in the hobby as the Black Stripe Dwarf Cichlid, and originates within the Amazon Basin of South America. The bodies of these fish are extremely... [Read more]



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The Bolivian Ram, also called the Butterfly Ram and the Red Ram, is a social fish that will form pairs and often remains "faithful" to each other. Bolivian Rams are golden brown... [Read more]



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The Apistogramma agassizi is known in the hobby as the Double Full Red Agassizi Cichlid which originates within the Amazon Basin of South America. This variation is tank-raised... [Read more]



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The Apistogramma cacatuoides is commonly known as the Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid, Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid or Big Mouth Apistogramma. The Apistogramma originates in the streams... [Read more]



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The Firemouth Cichlid is a beautiful cichlid that is somewhat territorial, especially during spawning. Their background color is a pearlescent turquoise-blue with red edging the... [Read more]



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The German Blue Ram is prized for its winning personality despite its fierce appearance. With its spiked dorsal fin, low-slung pectoral fins, and mottled deep blue splotches of... [Read more]



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The German Gold Ram is a beautiful color variation of Papilochromis ramirezi. It is a social fish that will form pairs and often remains "faithful" to each other. German Gold Rams... [Read more]



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The Gold Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid, is a color variation of Heros severus Severum. Severum have an iridescent sheen to their scales and off-white to gold background... [Read more]



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The Green Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid, is a color variation of Heros severus Severum. Severum have an iridescent sheen to their scales and off-white to green background... [Read more]



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The Green Terror is a beautifully marked cichlid. Its body is a greenish white with many electric blue spots on the chin area. The males of this species have a longer tail fin,... [Read more]



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The Green Texas Cichlid, also known as the Pearlscale Cichlid, is considered to be an amiable fish. A pearly-green in color, the Green Texas Cichlid male can grow to an impressive... [Read more]



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The Jack Dempsey is a popular freshwater fish that originates in the murky warm waters of Central America. It has a base color of dark brown to gray, and displays many iridescent... [Read more]



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The Keyhole Cichlid is a favorite among cichlid enthusiasts. With a light green body and black fins, this specimen offers glimpses of contrast as it swims amongst the rocks or... [Read more]



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The Apistogramma cacatuoides is commonly known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid or Big Mouth Apistogramma. The Apistogramma originates in the streams and backwaters of South America.... [Read more]



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The Orange Pike Cichlid is a vibrantly colored example of South American Pike Cichlids. With its sleek, elongated body shape and tapered head, the Orange Pike Cichlid resembles... [Read more]



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The Apistogramma nijsseni is known in the hobby as the Panda Dwarf Cichlid, and originates within the Amazon Basin of South America. The male of this species has a yellow coloration,... [Read more]



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The Peacock Bass, which is also known as the Peacock Cichlid, the Butterfly Peacock Bass and the Eye Spot Cichlid, is best known as a game fish. Peacock Bass have long bodies and... [Read more]



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The Pink Convict Cichlid is a pseudo-albino of the Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Convict Cichlid. Sometimes called Zebra Cichlid or Convict Cichlid, this fish is monotone in color,... [Read more]



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The Rainbow Cichlid is capable of altering colors according to its moods. The background color is a lemon yellow to golden color, with a horizontal black bar running from just... [Read more]



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The Red Devil is often referred to as the Midas Cichlid and the Red Devil Cichlid. The Red Devil's main background color is peach to yellow with some specimens having a white underside.... [Read more]



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The Red Oscar is a color variation of Astronotus ocellatus Oscar. It is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and is a colorful addition to a large aquarium. The... [Read more]



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The Red Parrot is sometimes referred to as the Blood Red Parrot and is the result of crossbreeding different Central American Cichlids. The body of this fish is round in shape... [Read more]



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The Red Star Flower Horn Cichlid is farm raised in the USA, and is the result of crossbreeding different Central American Cichlids. These fish have an elongated body with large... [Read more]



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The Salvini Cichlid, also known as the Tricolor Cichlid and the Yellow Belly Cichlid, is a brightly colored cichlid from the lakes and rivers of southern Mexico and northern Central... [Read more]



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The Texas Cichlid, also known as the Rio Grande Perch and the Rio Grande Cichlid, is an iridescent golden color with pearl highlights and white dots on its body and fins. There... [Read more]



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Many cichlid enthusiasts consider the Threadfin Geophagus as the crown jewel of the Cichlidae family. Though territorial like other cichlids, the Threadfin Geophagus is relatively... [Read more]



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The Tiger Oscar is a color variation of Astronotus ocellatus Oscar. It is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and is a colorful addition to a large aquarium.... [Read more]



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The Uaru Cichlid, also known as the Triangle Cichlid, is originally from the backwaters of the Amazon basin of South America and is now being captive bred. The coloration of these... [Read more]