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Cichlids - Other Species
(Victoria, South & Central America, Asia)

Other Species Hap
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Other Species > Quick Stats
Food: Varies: Most can be conditioned to take pellets.
Breeding: Varies: Some have tough requirements, others are relitivily easy.
Tank Conditions: Normal Tropical Aquarium Requirements.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Other (Victoria, South & Central America, Asia) Cichlids. If you need more information navigate to the related web links section. Send any additional information or questions to Ask An Expert

Compatibility:
Finding potential tank mates for cichlids from other regions around the world can be difficult. You should futher research your individual fish species to find compatiable tank mates. Useually any large fish that can hold their own against them will work, large Barbs and Catfish can sometimes be tolerated. I have heard several accounts of plecos, gouramis and mollies being kept peacably with cichlids.

Other Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Victoria, America, Asian Cichlids Q/A

  1. Be careful to research individual species. Aggression Varies. Do your homework before buying this fishes.
  2. Recommened either solo or in groups of 6 or more.
  3. Some of these "other" cichlids grow very fast to large sizes.
  4. Lake Victoria cichlids are in serious risk of extinction. Hundreds of cichlid species from Lake Victoria are already gone. By keeping and breeding Victorian Cichlids you're keeping them alive in the hobby and in the world.

Other Species: DO'S - Victoria, America, Asian Cichlids Q/A

  1. Research the specifics of each species.

Other Species: DONT'S - Victoria, America, Asian Cichlids Q/A

  1. Think they will all get along with every fish, some have a temperment.

 Common Species Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Other Cichlid experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.


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The Essentials Related Web Links
Photo Image Gallery of Cichlids Photo Gallery of Cichlids
Cichlid Forum Discussion Cichlid Forum Discussion
External Web Resources
 http://www.cichlids.com/ - You won't need another source.
 http://www.cichlid-forum.com - Maybe this one.
 Cichlids - Central America @ Aquabid.com
 Cichlids - South America @ Aquabid.com
 Cichlids - Malawi @ Aquabid.com
 Cichlids - Tanganyika @ Aquabid.com
 Cichlids - Victoria @ Aquabid.com
 Cichlids - Other @ Aquabid.com

References/Further Reading

Axelrod, H. R. 1993 The Most Complete Colored Lexicon of Cichlids, Every Known Cichlid Illustrated in Color. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 863 pp., color illus.
Axelrod, H. R., and W. E. Burgess 1988 African Cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. 12th edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 447 pp., illus., some color.
Brichard, P. 1989 Pierre Brichard's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 544 pp., color illus.
Fryer, G., and T.D. Iles 1972 The Cichlid Fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. xvi, 611 ppp., illus, some color.
Konings, A. 1990 Ad Koning's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 495 pp.
Loisell, P.V. 1985 The Cichlid Aquarium. Tetra Press, Melle, W. Germany. 287 pp., color illus.
Loisell, P.V. 1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African Cichlids. Tetra, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Central American Cichlids. Tetra Press, Morris Plains. 77 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African & Asian Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 77 pp., color illus.
Sands, D.D. 1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to South American Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color illus.


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