Salvini cichlid (Trichromis salvini)

When you buy a young Salvin’s cichlid (lat. Trichromis salvini) it doesn’t look very attractive. But things change when the fish grows up. It becomes a very bright and good looking fish, it is quite noticeable in a tank and it draws the eye.

Just like all cichlid species it can be quite aggressive, since this is a territory dependent fish. Also it is a predator, so it’ll treat all small sized fishes as food. Therefore it should be kept separately from others or with other species.

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Blood parrot – a fish that was bred by a man

Blood parrot fish or blood parrot cichlid – is a hybrid of various cichlasoma species and it’s not encountered in the wild. The fish has rather specific body shape and a very small mouth.

Probably, the name of the fish “parrot” is due to its mouth shape or, maybe, due to its likeness with a marine parrotfish. You should keep in mind, that the latter is a completely different fish genus, that inhabits in sea water and we are talking here about freshwater fish.

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Discus: how to care and breed

Discus fish (lat. Symphysodon) is an incredibly beautiful fish with very unusual body shape. The fish is often called a king of freshwater tanks and not in vain.

Large, impossibly bright fish with lots of different colorings… so why not a king? Discus is leisured and stately as the king should be. This peaceful and graceful fish draws aquarists’ eye like no other can.

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Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)

Convict cichlid (lat. Amatitlania nigrofasciata) is one of the most spread and the least demanding cichlid fishes. It has a very interesting feature – how the couple takes care of its juveniles, a process which is rather exciting to observe.

However, you should keep in mind that this species is very aggressive towards its tank mates, that’s why in case of small capacity tanks the couple has to be kept on its own in a tank.


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