The Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus) is a large, good looking and at that rather aggressive fish. In the wild it inhabits in rivers of Texas (for example, Rio Grande, due to which the fish got its name Rio Grande cichlid) and in North Mexico.
Discus fish (lat. Symphysodon) is an incredibly beautiful fish with very unusual body shape. The discus 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.
The firemouth cichlid, also known by its scientific name Thorichthys meeki, is a popular freshwater fish species in the cichlid family. It is native to Central America, particularly Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. The firemouth cichlid gets its name from the bright red coloration on its throat and lower jaw, which can be displayed during courtship or territorial displays. Firemouth care popular among hobbyists due to their attractive appearance, interesting behavior, and relatively easy care requirements.
Blue acara (lat. Andinoacara pulcher) for long period of time was one of the most popular South America cichlid fishes kept in a tank for many generations of aquarists. There is a good reason that its name (pulcher) from Latin – means beautiful.