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Breeding Cichlids

Maybe you’re new to the world of cichlids, or maybe you’ve been keeping them already for a while and have noticed them displaying spawning behavior. Regardless, at some point in your journey as an aquarium …
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Best Filter For A Discus Aquarium

Discus are beautiful fish, and a clear water column will allow viewers to see the multitude of colors that these fish display. They are known to produce a lot of waste and to kick up …
Best Filter For A Cichlid Tank

Best Filter For A Cichlid Tank

In the fish keeping hobby, cichlids represent one of the most colorful and diverse species available to enthusiasts. These fish are territorial and can become highly active when defending their homes. They are also aggressive …
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Best Cichlid Tanks

There are countless designs for fish tanks out there, from tiny cubes to hexagons, round bowls to huge customized tanks that can contain entire rooms. Even discounting custom designer fish tanks for specific spaces, there …
Where do cichlids come from

Where do cichlids come from?

Geographical Habitat Cichlids are remarkably widespread. They are most represented in Africa, followed by Central and South America, but particular species have also been found native to Madagascar, a handful of countries in the Middle …

Guide to Cichlid Salts and Water Chemistry

Before we get into the fine details of cichlid salts and other additives, it’s important to establish a basic understanding of a few terms. Water Chemistry Lingo What is the PH of aquarium water? The …
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The Ultimate Guide: Cichlid Rocks

Do you need rocks in your cichlid tank? Cichlids tend to be quite aggressive and territorial fish. Many aquarium stores minimize this aggression and maximize water clarity by keeping large groups of juveniles in bare …