African Albino Cichlid



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AFRICAN CICHLID ( ALBINO) Fish


Albino Auratus - Melanochromis auratus - Juvenile


Albino Auratus – Melanochromis auratus – Juvenile


$11.99


Female and juvenile coloration of the Auratus is a combination of bright yellow with black horizontal stripes bordered with white. Adult males have a similar coloration; but they become mostly black with a horizontal white stripe; gray-brown in the dorsal area; and white markings on their fins. Melanochromis are especially aggressive with other male Melanochromis ; particularly if there are females present; and multiple Melanochromis species should not be mixed to prevent cross-breeding. Malawian and Victorian cichlids are similar in care and temperament; leading to fish from these two lakes being grouped together in the hobby. Several hundreds species of cichlid are found in Lake Malawi; along with many regional variations; but Lake Victoria has far fewer due to the introduction of invasive predators. Most cichlids in both lakes are rock-dwellers. They seldom stray far from the rocky bottoms and sides of the lake and will quickly dart into the rocks to hide. As with all cichlids; they are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around �their� crevice. Two of the most popular groups of these cichlids are the �Peacocks� (mostly the Aulonocara genus) and �Mbuna’s� (native term for �rock fish� and including the genera Pseudotropheus ; Labidochromis ; Maylandia ; Melanochromis and others). While aggression and compatibility can vary from species to species; mixing Mbuna and Peacock cichlids is not usually recommended. Mbuna cichlids tend to be more aggressive and may bully the usually more passive Peacocks but some Mbuna cichlids are far more aggressive than others. Several other groups of cichlids can also be found from these lakes; some of which can be large and aggressive predators; research all choices carefully. D�cor for a Malawi/Victoria aquarium should be very rocky. Rock �piles� and shelf-like backgrounds are common designs and can be made from tufa rock; lava rock or slate. Substrates can range from the whitish coral sand used in saltwater aquariums to black freshwater sand or even regular decorative gravels. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums. Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquarium staff on African cichlids and many other topics!

TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (5.65 oz)


TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (5.65 oz)


$14.36


TetraCichlid Flakes (5.65 oz) TetraCichlid Flakes provide nutrition and energy for the well-being of top- and mid-water feeding cichlids, including South American and Central American cichlids and all African cichlids. These hearty flakes stay firm and won’t disintegrate when fish strike them. Enhanced with vitamin C and the patented, health enhancing ProCare blend from TetraMin.

TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (1.75 lbs)


TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (1.75 lbs)


$38.99


TetraCichlid Flakes (1.75 lbs) TetraCichlid Flakes provide nutrition and energy for the well-being of top- and mid-water feeding cichlids, including South American and Central American cichlids and all African cichlids. These hearty flakes stay firm and won’t disintegrate when fish strike them. Enhanced with vitamin C and the patented, health enhancing ProCare blend from TetraMin.

TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (2.82 oz)


TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes (2.82 oz)


$7.24


TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes are the ideal fish flakes for keeping all species of cichlids properly nourished and in good health. These convenient flakes contain all the nutrients the South American, Central American, and African cichlids in your aquarium need to maintain their natural beauty and proper level of activity. These convenient and high-quality fish flakes are designed to retain their firmness even in aquarium water and even when your fish collide with them as they swim. They are recommended for all top-water feeding cichlids as well as for mid-water feeding cichlid varieties. Vitamin C and the exclusive, patented ProCare nutrient blend from TetraMin enhance the nutritional value of this renowned daily food for cichlids, and its clear water formula keeps the water in your aquarium from becoming cloudy due to disintegrating food. Keep your cichlids healthy and your aquarium as beautiful as it can be by choosing convenient and nutritious TetraCichlid Cichlid Flakes.

Elephant-nose Cichlid - Nimbochromis linni - Juvenile


Elephant-nose Cichlid – Nimbochromis linni – Juvenile


$14.99


The Elephant-nose Cichlid ( Nimbochromis linni ) is similar to other Nimbochromis in mannerisms and color; displaying a blotched and speckled camo-like pattern. Males do gain some color when breeding – blue green in the face; and gold and orange in the fins. These fish can be distinguished by their namesake feature; their elongated snout which allows them to suck prey from rocky crevices. Tankmates must be chosen carefully; as these are predator fish and will eat small fish. Malawian and Victorian cichlids are similar in care and temperament; leading to fish from these two lakes being grouped together in the hobby. Several hundreds species of cichlid are found in Lake Malawi; along with many regional variations; but Lake Victoria has far fewer due to the introduction of invasive predators. Most cichlids in both lakes are rock-dwellers. They seldom stray far from the rocky bottoms and sides of the lake and will quickly dart into the rocks to hide. As with all cichlids; they are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around �their� crevice. Two of the most popular groups of these cichlids are the �Peacocks� (mostly the Aulonocara genus) and �Mbuna’s� (native term for �rock fish� and including the genera Pseudotropheus ; Labidochromis ; Maylandia ; Melanochromis and others). While aggression and compatibility can vary from species to species; mixing Mbuna and Peacock cichlids is not usually recommended. Mbuna cichlids tend to be more aggressive and may bully the usually more passive Peacocks but some Mbuna cichlids are far more aggressive than others. Several other groups of cichlids can also be found from these lakes; some of which can be large and aggressive predators; research all choices carefully. Decor for a Malawi/Victoria aquarium should be very rocky. Rock �piles� and shelf-like backgrounds are common designs and can be made from tufa rock; lava rock or slate. Substrates can range from the whitish coral sand used in saltwater aquariums to black freshwater sand or even regular decorative gravels. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums. Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquarium staff on African cichlids and many other topics!

Quetzal Cichlid - Vieja synspila


Quetzal Cichlid – Vieja synspila


$11.99


Formerly referred to as Amphilophus synspilum ; this is a very large and somewhat aggressive cichlid for the home aquarium. Males develop deep red coloration on their face and gill region; as well as a large hump on their foreheads. Females are slightly more delicate in build; and have golden brown; black speckled bodies with varying amounts of red patching. Vieja cichlids are some of the more aggressive Central American cichlids. They grow large – especially adult males – and need a large aquarium with plenty of room and territory. The aquarium also needs ample filtration to handle the waste produced by the large fish. These fish are omnivores and should be fed a varied diet of meaty foods with some plant matter – appropriately-sized pellets (or flakes for small juveniles) can be supplemented with frozen and fresh foods on occassion.

Albino Doe  Photography Stein by CafePress


Albino Doe Photography Stein by CafePress


$17


Heft a cold one in this 22 oz. ceramic stein with gold trim. A great usable alternative to the trophy. Make any day Oktoberfest whether with this impressive stein on the shelf or in-hand. CheersMeasures 6.75 tall, 3.75 diameter base, 3 di Photography Stein Heft a cold one in this 22 oz. ceramic stein with gold trim. A great usable alternative to the trophy. Make any day Oktoberfest whether with this impressive stein on the shelf or in-hand. CheersMeasures 6.75 tall, 3.75 diameter base, 3 di

Albino Squirrel  Squirrel Mousepad by CafePress


Albino Squirrel Squirrel Mousepad by CafePress


$10


The infamous UNT albino squirrel will keep you company while you’re on the computer. Squirrel Mousepad Keep your mouse rolling in style on our durable cloth top mousepad. A great gift for geeks, gamers, or anyone with a computer. Rubber backing prevents the mousepad from sliding. Machine washable.

White/Albino Tigers Wall Clock


White/Albino Tigers Wall Clock


$22.5


Decorate any room in your home or office with our 10 inch analog wall clock. Precise quartz movements to guarantee accurate time Black plastic case with clear plastic lens 10″ diameter Requires 1 AA battery (included).

White Cichlid - Vieja argentea - Small


White Cichlid – Vieja argentea – Small


$14.99


These beautiful cichlids are silvery white with a powdering of black speckles all over the body. They have larger; more noticeable spots at the base of the tail and on their sides. Many also have black stripes in the face and a large black patch on the brow. These fish grow quite large and are aggressive. Keep them with fish of similar size and temperament. They are extremely aggressive with their own kind; so keep one per tank; or an established pair in a tank by themselves. Feed them a varied diet of flake; pellets; and frozen food; as well as occasional fresh vegetable matter. Tank decor can be typical for many cichlids with rocks; driftwood; and plenty of open space.
Thomas Riggson posted at 2012-10-22 Category: Freshwater Aquarium

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