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)



Oscars | Astronotus ocellatus
(by Rahman Saad)

Oscars | Astronotus ocellatus

(by Rahman Saad)



Persephone, the Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus
(by shorty76)

Persephone, the Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus

(by shorty76)



Malawi Eyebiter | Dimidiochromis compressiceps
(by Alexandre Duarte)

Malawi Eyebiter | Dimidiochromis compressiceps

(by Alexandre Duarte)




Chocolate Cichlid guarding eggs | Hypselecara temporalis

"During spawning, the female will deposit a large number off eggs. Females that have spawned a few times can actually produce over 500 eggs per spawning. The parents will guard the eggs and defend the territory from intruders. They will also remove any unfertilized eggs to prevent fungal growth. The eggs needs roughly four days of incubation before being ready to hatch and the emerging fry are actually quite small when you consider the size of their parents. The fry will be free swimming within a week."  -

(Photos by Holocaustto)



Flowerhorn Fish (by Aiel)

Flowerhorn Fish (by Aiel)



Freshwater Angelfish | Pterophyllum 
(by nagashima)

Freshwater Angelfish | Pterophyllum

(by nagashima)



Red Spot Severum | Heros severus var.
(by s bills)

Red Spot Severum | Heros severus var.

(by s bills)



Ram Cichlid | Mikrogeophagus ramirezi 
(by Mr. Sepia)

Ram Cichlid | Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

(by Mr. Sepia)



Red Jewel Cichlid | Hemichromis bimaculatus
(by Xiaowen Ye)

Red Jewel Cichlid | Hemichromis bimaculatus

(by Xiaowen Ye)



Dwarf Pike Cichlid | Crenicichla compressiceps
(by Jonas Hansel)

Dwarf Pike Cichlid | Crenicichla compressiceps

(by Jonas Hansel)