Kribensis (Pelmatochromis pulcher)

Pelmatochromis pulcher or kribensis is a bright dwarf cichlid which is not very demanding as for its tank conditions.

From Latin «Pelva» means «abdomen», «chromis» – is a color and «pulcher» means beautiful, so all these words describe the fish completely. Especially when spawning the fish abdomen glitters and it becomes cherry colored.

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Lionhead cichlid (Steatocranius casuarius)

Lionhead cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius) got its name due to the huge hump on a male’s forehead.

Nowadays, such specific features can be seen among many fishes (for example, flowerhorn) but earlier it was rather unusual. However, lionhead cichlids also differ from others in the way they swim.

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African Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus)

Jewel cichlid or african jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus) is a cichlid that became famous due to its beauty and aggressiveness. Of course, red jewel cichlid is aggressive if it is kept together with guppies and danio.

But in case when cichlid has tankmates of corresponding size and temper it’s no way a troublesome fish. The only exception is its spawning period, but who can consider a fish protecting its eggs an aggressive one?

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Welcome lake Tanganyika queen cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa)

Frontosa (Cyphotilapia frontosa, earlier named Paratilapia frontosa) is a very beautiful fish and it’s very popular among cichlid-fans. Etymology of the fish name Cyphotilapia is the following: Cypho from Greek means a “hunchback” and Tilapia when translated from the local dialect means “fish”.

The translation of the specific name from Latin means “with a big forehead”. Frontosa are perfect for the experienced aquarists. Fish is large with very nice, deep and contrastive coloring.

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