Other identification tools | FishBase . P.o by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv Acaronia n.a [Bigeye cichlid] Amphilophus astorquii [Black midas cichlid] . - The first step in identifying your cichlid is to figure out which one of these four groups it is in. We start by eliminating the last two. Madagascar cichlids are rare and expensive and it is unlikely you have acquired one of these by accident..Fish guides for all types of cichlids: African Cichlids, South American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids, and Dwarf Cichlids with Thumbnail Identification..The beautifully colored African cichlids originally came from the three African freshwater lakes of Malawi, Tanganyika and Victoria. Today they are one of the .