Dwarf Pike Cichlid | Crenicichla compressiceps
(by Jonas Hansel)

Dwarf Pike Cichlid | Crenicichla compressiceps

(by Jonas Hansel)



Daffodil Cichlid | Nelamprologus pulcher var. Daffodil

“In the wild, Daffodil Cichlids live and feed in large schools containing hundreds of fish. This species feeds largely on small crustaceans, plankton and insect larvae as well as other invertebrates. In the home aquarium, however, these fish may accept a variety of foods including live and frozen Daphnia, brine shrimp and krill in addition to dried foods and vegetable matter.” -

(by Koen Eeckhoudt)

Daffodil Cichlid | Nelamprologus pulcher var. Daffodil

In the wild, Daffodil Cichlids live and feed in large schools containing hundreds of fish. This species feeds largely on small crustaceans, plankton and insect larvae as well as other invertebrates. In the home aquarium, however, these fish may accept a variety of foods including live and frozen Daphnia, brine shrimp and krill in addition to dried foods and vegetable matter.” -

(by Koen Eeckhoudt)



Agassi Dwarf Cichlid | Apistogramma agassizii
(by DaniP_Ro)

Agassi Dwarf Cichlid | Apistogramma agassizii

(by DaniP_Ro)



Dwarf Shell Dweller | Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
(by Okkoto86)

Dwarf Shell Dweller | Neolamprologus caudopunctatus

(by Okkoto86)



Bolivian Ram | Mikrogeophagus altispinosus 
(by Mr. Sepia)

Bolivian Ram | Mikrogeophagus altispinosus

(by Mr. Sepia)



Angelfish | Pteropyllum scalare
(by Dusty V)

Angelfish | Pteropyllum scalare

(by Dusty V)



Red Zebra Cichlid | Metriaclima estherae
(by calwhiz)

Red Zebra Cichlid | Metriaclima estherae

(by calwhiz)



Discus | Symphysodon
(by Kristof Borkowski)

Discus | Symphysodon

(by Kristof Borkowski)



Discus | Symphysodon
(by sumertiwari)

Discus | Symphysodon

(by sumertiwari)



Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus
(by joeger)

Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus

(by joeger)



Daffodil Cichlid | Nelamprologus pulcher
(by Koen Eeckhoudt)

Daffodil Cichlid | Nelamprologus pulcher

(by Koen Eeckhoudt)



Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus

“Oscars are native to the Amazon river basin, especially shallow, quiet floodplains and swamps. Native oscars usually show characteristic orange ringed, bilateral ocelli (eyespots) at the base of their tail which have been shown to dissuade predators and also function in sexual selection, as these fish are very visually oriented.” -

(by Panaque)

Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus

Oscars are native to the Amazon river basin, especially shallow, quiet floodplains and swamps. Native oscars usually show characteristic orange ringed, bilateral ocelli (eyespots) at the base of their tail which have been shown to dissuade predators and also function in sexual selection, as these fish are very visually oriented.” -

(by Panaque)



Discus | Symphysodon

“Unlike many other Cichlid species, the Discus is a very sociable Fish and is often found in large groups (known as schools), in their native habitats. Living in these large groups means that the Discus displays very advanced behaviour for a Cichlid, as other species are not schooling Fish. Discus are generally mild mannered but are known to become aggressive within their pair bonds, or when defending their young or territory. One common observation from those kept in tanks, is that the Fish at the bottom of the social ladder, can be bullied extensively by groups of Discus higher up the chain, so much in fact that it can lead to death in some cases.”  -

(by ssheikh2000)

Discus | Symphysodon

Unlike many other Cichlid species, the Discus is a very sociable Fish and is often found in large groups (known as schools), in their native habitats. Living in these large groups means that the Discus displays very advanced behaviour for a Cichlid, as other species are not schooling Fish. Discus are generally mild mannered but are known to become aggressive within their pair bonds, or when defending their young or territory. One common observation from those kept in tanks, is that the Fish at the bottom of the social ladder, can be bullied extensively by groups of Discus higher up the chain, so much in fact that it can lead to death in some cases.”  -

(by ssheikh2000)



Freshwater Angelfish | Pterophyllum

“Angel fish are curious about their environment and can become very territorial, especially around breeding time. They will pair off and if any other fish tries to enter their territory they will go after them. So use caution when stocking.”  -

(by J@m_)

Freshwater Angelfish | Pterophyllum

Angel fish are curious about their environment and can become very territorial, especially around breeding time. They will pair off and if any other fish tries to enter their territory they will go after them. So use caution when stocking.”  -

(by J@m_)



Royal Acara | Aequidens diadema
(by Shutterbug 70)

Royal Acara | Aequidens diadema

(by Shutterbug 70)