African Cichlids come from various lakes in Africa. Some of these lakes include Lake Malawi, Tanganyika, and Lake Victoria. African Cichlids offer a variety of colors, sizes and temperament. This is what makes them a favorite among hobbyist. An African Cichlid display tank is widely popular among all fish keepers.
Quick Care: Aquarium Size: Aquarium with a base of 80 in x 20 inch Coarser materials such as gravel or small pebbles can inhibit feeding, damage gill filaments and even be ingested with the potential of internal damage or blockages. Diet: Home-made, gelatine-bound recipes containing a mixture of dried fish food, puréed shellfish, fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Albino Heckelii Cichlid is relatively peaceful in the tank and will not prey on anything larger than a couple of centimeters in size. Suitable tank mates are too numerous to list but include most peaceful species enjoying similar environmental conditions.
Quick Facts: Max Length: 10″ Aquarium Size: 50 gallon Water Temperature: 75-82?F (24-28?C) Water pH:7.6-8.8 Water Hardness: 10-25?H Diet: It is an exclusive piscivore in nature but there is no need to feed live fish in aquaria as it accepts dead foods readily. Feed a meaty diet of prawns, lancefish, whitebait etc. Do not feed animal meat of any kind.
Quick Facts: Common name: Lemon Jake Peacock, Mamelela Scientific name: Aulonocara Mamelela Average Adult Fish Size: 14cm / 5 Inches Place of Origin: Lake Malawi Typical Tank setup: Rocky tank with plenty of open swimming space Temperature: 23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F Feeding: Carnivorous ? prefers live foods such as blood worms, snails or brine shrimp, but will generally accept frozen, flake or pellet Our Lemon Jake Peacock Cichlids are least 3? inches in size.