Feeding and Tank Maintenance

Feeding While some species of cichlids are strictly herbivores, most are actually omnivores and prefer to feed on everything from worms to fish in the wild. At most pet stores you can find frozen food to use as part of a cichlid diet such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and krill. Vegetables such as zucchini and cut green beans are also great additions to a cichlid’s diet. If you are unable to dedicate this amount of effort to meal preparation to

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How to decorate fish tank at home

Your tank design can serve many benefits for both the fish and the observers. You can use it to show off your own style and provide your cichlids with a safe haven at the same time. You can choose to go with a theme such as “pirates” or “Ancient Rome” by buying specialty decorations from a pet store or online if you so choose. Your tank can be a reflection of your personal style so feel free to go all

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How to set up a cichlid tank

Before you bring your cichlids home, you need to properly set-up your tank and have it up and running for a few days in order to establish a healthy environment for the fish. Everything from the gravel to the pH level of the water needs to be ready in order to make the acclimation process for the fishless stressful. Substrate When choosing what substrate to use in your cichlid tank, either gravel or sand will work. Regardless of what you

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How Big Of A Tank Should I Get?

This is a question that all cichlid owners come across at least once. Ideally, everyone would get as large of a tank as possible in order to maximize the display and amount of fish that you can store. The physical dimensions of the tank will obviously depend on the size of the space that you decide to put the tank in. The actual location of the tank is based on personal preference, but you will likely want the tank somewhere

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Why Should I Choose Cichlids?

With the thousands of tropical fish to choose from, you may be wondering “why should I get cichlids?”. People choose to create a cichlid tank for a number of reasons, from their vibrant colors to their notable personalities. Whichever the reason you decide to get cichlids one thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed! Vibrant Colors & Varying Sizes Cichlids are regarded by hobbyists for covering all spectrums of the rainbow throughout the over 2,000 species in the Cichlidae

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Selecting Cichlids

When you are deciding what type of cichlids to get,the rest area to start is in deciding whether to get African Cichlids or South American/Central American Cichlids. While both are technically cichlids, they come from different areas of the world and thus require two separate tank conditions, and therefore should never be kept in the same tank together. The decision between African Cichlids and Central/South American Cichlids will come down to personal preference  between the two groups of sh, as they

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