Neon Blue Jewel Cichlid



neon blue jewel cichlid

DIY aquarium background Jewel cichlid and fry Hemichromis


Turquoise Jewel Cichlid - Hemichromis bimaculatus


Turquoise Jewel Cichlid – Hemichromis bimaculatus


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Cichlids from the Hemichromis genus are collectively known as the ”Jewel Cichlids”. Many species look similar and this combined with many line-bred variants and crossbreeds can lead to some confusion with regards to identification and common names. They are found in west Africa in a variety of environments and are fairy undemanding with water requirements though they can be sensitive to high pH. Jewel Cichlids can be fairly aggressive compared to their size. They are known fin-nippers and may prey on small fish. A group of juveniles can be kept in a large aquarium but a male/female pair is best kept in a species-only aquarium or with other large fish of a simlar temperament as they will aggressively guard their territory. The coloration of both the female and especially the male intensified during the breeding season. These cichlids are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. They can be fed appropriately-size flakes (as juveniles) or pellets as well as supplements of meaty frozen foods and vegetation. Spawning occurs after an environmental trigger; namely a temperature change that replicates the rainy season in their natural environment. Eggs will be laid on a flat surface and defended by both parents.

Pearlscale Cichlid - Herichthys carpintis - Juvenile


Pearlscale Cichlid – Herichthys carpintis – Juvenile


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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.

Elephant-nose Cichlid - Nimbochromis linni - Juvenile


Elephant-nose Cichlid – Nimbochromis linni – Juvenile


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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


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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.

Blue Neon 5mm Ball  Neon Belly Ring


Blue Neon 5mm Ball Neon Belly Ring


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Sizzling summer neon body jewelry. Neon colors are all the rage this season and so it this neon belly ring designed with a surgical steel barbell and vibrant 5mm neon acrylic balls. 14 Gauge (1.6mm), 3/8″ (10mm), 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 5mm A

TetraCichlid Cichlid Sticks (6.61 lbs)


TetraCichlid Cichlid Sticks (6.61 lbs)


$64.99


TetraCichlid Sticks (6.61 lbs) Cichlid sticks provide medium to large, top-feeding cichlids the hearty diet and nutritional requirements they need. The sticks float on water for easy access. Ideal for such favorites as firemouths and convicts. Large freshwater and marine fish also feed well and get nutritional requirements from this floating diet. Enhanced with vitamin C and the new patented, health enhancing ProCare blend from TetraMin.

White Cichlid - Vieja argentea - Small


White Cichlid – Vieja argentea – Small


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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.

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.

Cuban Cichlid - Nandopsis tetracanthus - Small


Cuban Cichlid – Nandopsis tetracanthus – Small


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The Cuban Cichlid; Nandopsis tetracanthus ; is a light colored cichlid with a dark mottled coloration. It is more aggressive than other aquarium fish and should only be housed with other cichlids of a similar temperament if with other fish at all. Like other cichlids; the Cuban Cichlid will become territorial; especially if breeding in the aquarium. This species does best in slightly hard water with a pH of 7.0 to 8.0. They will fare well on a varied diet if meaty frozen items; staple pellet; and occasional treats like earthworms.

TetraCichlid Cichlid Sticks (11.3 oz)


TetraCichlid Cichlid Sticks (11.3 oz)


$12.24


TetraCichlid Sticks (11.30 oz) Cichlid sticks provide medium to large, top-feeding cichlids the hearty diet and nutritional requirements they need. The sticks float on water for easy access. Ideal for such favorites as firemouths and convicts. Large freshwater and marine fish also feed well and get nutritional requirements from this floating diet. Enhanced with vitamin C and the new patented, health enhancing ProCare blend from TetraMin.
Thomas Riggson posted at 2011-10-16 Category: Freshwater Aquarium

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