Other identification tools | FishBase . P.o by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv Acaronia n.a [Bigeye cichlid] Amphilophus astorquii [Black midas cichlid] . - The beginning cichlid keeper is often faced with the daunting fact that there are so many species of cichlids and yet so much about their care .Determine which type of cichlid your African cichlid is within his particular family. For example, the major difference between a Melanochronis Auratus and a Melanochronis Chipokae is that a Chipokae has a black outline around it lips. Both fish have several black horizotales across their bo.s..Fish guides for all types of cichlids: African Cichlids, South American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids, and Dwarf Cichlids with Thumbnail Identification..
Breeding in an aquarium is considered by most to be the ultimate goal in fish keeping. If your fish are breeding, then you must be doing something correctly..Understanding Apistogramma The fish of the Genus Apistogramma are beautiful tropical fish that are highly prized by many hobbyists. There are as many as 250 identified Apistogramma species, types or forms and more are discovered every year..The many varieties of Pelvicachromis taeniatus are among the most colorful of the West African dwarf cichlids. There are a large number of different named varieties .Common name: This is the name usually used in the aquarium trade Many species go by a number of common names. Use the scientific name as the final guide to identifying your fish. Scientific name: All fish areigned a two-part scientific name. As the relationships between species are revised, new scientific names are sometimesigned..
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Instead, we display 30 of the most common African cichlid genera by showing a few examples of what fishes within each genus look like. This page is a great "starter" for learning to identify your mystery cichlid..
Rather this is a rough-and-ready guide that will hopefully prove useful for identifying the most common cichlids. I divide cichlids into several large groups, based mostly on my experience with how these fish are treated by hobbyists..
Remember, however, there are more than 400 species of cichlids in Lake Victoria more than 500 species in Lake Malawi and more than 200 in Lake Tanganyika. Examine the defining characteristics of your African cichlid..
Most long time cichlidophiles can identify cichlid species quite easily. Just like true gearheads can quickly identify cars without the benefit of seeing the make's logo, experienced cichlidophiles can tell what species they're lo.ng at by just the color patterns, the shape of the body, and/or..