Cichlid Oscar Fish


35 Gallon Oscar Fish and Cichlid Tank


Bandit Cichlid - Guianacara geayi


Bandit Cichlid – Guianacara geayi


$14.99


The Bandit Cichlid ( Guianacara geayi ) is a small fish found in calm; stony-bottomed creeks. They can become fairly territorial for their size and are best kept in a harem of one male to a few females if possible. These fish have whitish bodies with a dark stripe circling the head vertically through the eyes and another black belt towards the middle of the fish.   These fish are omnivorous and need a varied diet of meaty and plant-based foods. Most will accept flakes and pellets; and frozen foods can be given as a supplement. These fish are not commonly found within the hobby and so opinions on their care and requirements may vary as more becomes known about these rare fish.

Cichlid Trace - 16.9 oz.


Cichlid Trace – 16.9 oz.


$9.14


Cichlid Trace supplies a broad range of trace elements demonstrated to be necessary for proper fish growth and health. Fish obtain nutrients from both their food and environment; unlike terrestrial animals. Trace elements are normally depleted by utilization; oxidation and precipitation; thus it is important to restore them on a regular basis. Cichlid trace contains only those elements actually demonstrated to be required by the fish. Treats 100 gallons of water for 2-4 months.

Sunflower Cichlid - Neolamprologus helianthus


Sunflower Cichlid – Neolamprologus helianthus


$14.99


The Sunflower Cichlid ( Neolamprologus helianthus ) is a brilliant orange-gold fish with elongated finnage tipped in white. A dark brown streak extends horizontally back from each eye; joining with a vertical streak at the edge of the gill covers. It can be quite aggressive toward its tankmates; especially if its spawning time! Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the �Frontosa’s� from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny �Lamps� and �Julies�. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids include goby-like bottom-dwellers and fish known to sift through mouthfuls of substrate. Many regional variants exist in these groups. The water chemistry in the African rift lakes is notoriously unique. Lake Tanganyika is particularly hard with a very high pH; although many fish that have been captive-bred may be acclimated to more moderate conditions similar to those in Lake Victoria or Lake Malawi. As many Tanganyikan cichlids are sensitive to water quality and changes in water quality; make sure conditions are stable. Decor for a Tanganyikan aquarium should provide rockwork for the cichlids to hide in and around and can be created using tufa rock or lava rock. As most species sift through the substrate; open areas should also be provided. Tanks housing open-water or larger species should be more sparsely decorated. The substrate for these aquariums should be fine and smooth-edged; whitish coral sand or black buffered substrate is popular. 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!

Firemouth Cichlid  Fish Dark T-Shirt by CafePress


Firemouth Cichlid Fish Dark T-Shirt by CafePress


$22


Are you a proud firemouth cichlid fish keeper? Enjoy this illustration on gifts, graphic tees, and other clothing Fish Dark T-Shirt Tee, TShirt, Shirt Don’t waste time deciding on which shirt to put on each morning. This dark shirt t-shirt will never go out of style and hides stains better too. This high-quality t-shirt is pre-shrunk and 100% cotton, which makes it both comfortable and durable.

Discus cichlid fish  Pets Jr. Hoodie by CafePress


Discus cichlid fish Pets Jr. Hoodie by CafePress


$29


A fashion must that defines today39;s hip style, our Jr. Hoodie is a body-loving curve-hugger. From American Apparel, get into baby soft 100% super fine-combed cotton fleece. Front zipper, hood and pockets to keep the chill off. Pre-washed 7.2 Pets Jr. Hoodie A fashion must that defines today39;s hip style, our Jr. Hoodie is a body-loving curve-hugger. From American Apparel, get into baby soft 100% super fine-combed cotton fleece. Front zipper, hood and pockets to keep the chill off. Pre-washed 7.2

Jaguar Cichlid - Parachromis managuensis - Small


Jaguar Cichlid – Parachromis managuensis – Small


$9.99


Parachromis managuensis ; known as the Jaguar Cichlid; has a very attractive pattern not unlike the camouflage of a jaguar cat. It also has the fierce predatory ability of it’s namesake. It will make a quick meal of any fish small enough to fit in it’s mouth. It is very aggressive and difficult to keep with other fish. The best way is to purchase a young specimen and grow it up with other cichlids of similar demeanor. When small; you can feed it flakes; pellets; and frozen brine shrimp. but as it matures; larger prey such as krill; large pellets or sticks; crayfish; live fish; and earthworms are preferred.

Pantano Cichlid - Cichlasoma pearsei - Juvenile


Pantano Cichlid – Cichlasoma pearsei – Juvenile


$11.99


Pantano Cichlids ( Cichlasoma pearsei ; also sometimes called the Pearse Cichlid) are large and semi-aggressive. They are sometimes referred to as Herichthys species; but are indeed members of genus Cichlasoma. They have dusky orange coloration with a large patch of rich brown through the ventral region.   These fish are native to South Mexico and Guatemala. These fish can grow to 17 inches in length so they will need a large tank; and if they are to be housed with other fish; tankmates should be of similar size and temperament. Pantano Cichlids are herbivores and will need to be supplied with plenty of vegetable matter like spirulina; veggie tabs; and fresh items like lettuce or cucumber as a treat periodically.

Pearlscale Cichlid - Herichthys carpintis - Juvenile


Pearlscale Cichlid – Herichthys carpintis – Juvenile


$9.99


Often confused with the Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus ) ;  the Pearlscale Cichlid ( Herichthys carpintis ) has speckles that are smaller and appear more green; rather than blue like the Texas Cichlid. However; the Pearlscale shares a similar temperament. These fish are fine with other Central American cichlids; but they will not tolerate other Pearlscale or Texas cichlids. A large tank with ample swimming room and rocks for hiding is ideal. As for diet; this fish is actually an herbivore; so a good veggie flake; along with the occasional fresh vegetable matter will be a great diet. Every so often; some frozen meaty food would be ok; but not on a regular basis. This fish may develop a nuchal hump on its head as they mature.

Jaguar Cichlid - Parachromis managuensis - Medium


Jaguar Cichlid – Parachromis managuensis – Medium


$39.99


Parachromis managuensis ; known as the Jaguar Cichlid; has a very attractive pattern not unlike the camouflage of a jaguar cat. It also has the fierce predatory ability of it’s namesake. It will make a quick meal of any fish small enough to fit in it’s mouth. It is very aggressive and difficult to keep with other fish. The best way is to purchase a young specimen and grow it up with other cichlids of similar demeanor. When small; you can feed it flakes; pellets; and frozen brine shrimp. but as it matures; larger prey such as krill; large pellets or sticks; crayfish; live fish; and earthworms are preferred.

T-Bar Cichlid - Cryptoheros sajica


T-Bar Cichlid – Cryptoheros sajica


$9.99


A relatively peaceful; sometimes shy fish; the T-Bar Cichlid ( Cryptoheros sajica ) starts out looking rather drab; gray with a noticeable ”T” on its side. Adults; however; become stunningly beautiful; with an assortment of colors. Blue speckles adorn the body; while red and yellow highlight the fins. Eyes can be a turquoise or gold color. This fish should accept a flake or pellet food; as well as frozen meaty foods. Provide tank with small to fine gravel and hiding spots such as rocky caves or driftwood. This species should not be kept with A. nigrofasciatum or its relatives since they may interbreed. This fish can be quite aggressive when protecting its young. If you plan keeping a pair; make sure their tankmates are robust; tough fish. One T-bar works well in a S.A. community aquarium.
Thomas Riggson posted at 2013-10-29 Category: Freshwater Aquarium

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