New World Cichlid Articles

All About Oscar Fish
All About Oscar Fish
Some people love them, others hate them, either way you just can't ignore them. Of all the fish I'm asked about, the Oscar must be the most ...
Convict Cichlid
Convict Cichlid
The convict cichlid is very easy to keep and breed in aquariums. It is therefore an ideal beginner fish and especially suited for those who ...
Firemouth Meeki Information
Firemouth Meeki Information
Scientific name(s): Thorichthys (was Cichlasoma) meekiMax size: 15 cm Temperament: Generally peaceful fish Suggested for: Communit...
Good Tank Mates for Oscars
Good Tank Mates for Oscars
It has been about 10 years since I first began keeping Oscar Fish. I fell in love with these personable cichlids after seeing them at a frie...
How to Determine the Sex of Discus Fish
How to Determine the Sex of Discus Fish
One of the biggest question asked of the discus breeder is "how do I determine the sex of my fish?" There are very few easy identifiable ide...
My Experience with Keeping Pet Oscar Fish
My Experience with Keeping Pet Oscar Fish
This is a short primer on keeping oscar fish in a home aquarium. Explains proper care of oscar fish as well as things I have learned from my...
Oscar Care Basics
Oscar Care Basics
Overview:Oscars are a South American cichlid also known as the Velvet Cichlid, Peacock Cichlid, or Walnut Cichlid. In the early 1800's Oscar...
South American Dwarf Cichlids
South American Dwarf Cichlids
Introduction The first part of this article covers the dwarf cichlid genera; Apistogramma, Apistogrammoides, Biotecus, Cr...
The Blood Parrot
The Blood Parrot
With a name like the "Blood Parrot", you automatically think of some type of tropical vampire bird! But the blood parrot isn'...
The Convict Cichlid
The Convict Cichlid
This little fish is a true aqua-criminal! In fact, many hobbyists describe this perpetrator as a "homicidal maniac"! And, lo...
The Flower Horn Cichlid
The Flower Horn Cichlid
Rarely has there ever been so much excitement stirred up by a single fish! Not only is this fish consistently sold out at many pet st...
The Freshwater Angel Fish
The Freshwater Angel Fish
Not only is this fish one of the most beautiful freshwater fish, it's also one of the most popular fish in the freshwater fish hobby! Fro...
The Green Terror
The Green Terror
With a name like the Green Terror, you might automatically think of some monstrous super villain from the pages of a comic b...
The Jaguar Cichlid
The Jaguar Cichlid
I never thought there would come a day when I could tell my friends and neighbors that I own a Jaguar! Too bad I can't drive this one ar...
The Oscar Fish
The Oscar Fish
A budding hobbyist walks into a pet store and peruses the rows of tanks. He is drawn to a tank filled with 2 inch fish having a green color ...
The Salvini Cichlid
The Salvini Cichlid
It's name sounds like some kind of magician! And maybe it is! This Central American cichlid will magically add color to any freshwater a...
You Can Keep Discus Too!
You Can Keep Discus Too!
Introduction   Welcome to the wonderful world of discus (Symphysodon discus). In this article will I describe how you can easily kee...
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About New World Cichlid Articles

New World Cichlids is our way of saying cichlids from North America, Central America or South America. Some of the largest and most aggressive cichlids can be found in this region and South American cichlids such as the Oscar Fish are some of the most popular fishes in the aquarium trade.