Central American Cichlids

Convict Cichlid (Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus)Convict Cichlid (Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus)
The convict cichlid is a hardy species that can adapt to just about any water conditions. This is one of the reasons this fish is suitable a...
Firemouth Meeki (Thorichthys Meeki)Firemouth Meeki (Thorichthys Meeki)
Firemouths are one of the most peaceful cichlids, although they may be aggressive towards others of their species and sometimes other tankma...
Flier Cichlid (Archocentrus centrarchus)Flier Cichlid (Archocentrus centrarchus)
The flier cichlid is an pleasant looking barred cichlid that is native to the waters of Central America. The flier cichlid can reach a maxi...
Heller's Cichlid (Thorichthys helleri)Heller's Cichlid (Thorichthys helleri)
This species will be territorial towards other cichlids, especially when breeding. As with most Thorichthys, the helleri is best kept in lar...
Honduran Red Point (Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point')Honduran Red Point (Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point')
These fish should be cared for in the same way as their close cousins Cryptoheros nanoluteus and Cryptoheros sajica. These fish are somewhat...
Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Archocentrus Octofasciatus)Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Archocentrus Octofasciatus)
Jack Dempsey Cichlids are large and aggressive fish from Central America. This is a very popular fish with home aquarists because it is qu...
Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus)Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus)
This is an extremely aggressive species of fish. They are so territorial that they may attack their owners when the tank is cleaned! A lar...
Mini-dovii (Cichlasoma grammodes)Mini-dovii (Cichlasoma grammodes)
The grammodes has been often referred to as a miniature version of Parachromis dovii and should be treated as such. (They are extremely aggr...
Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia multispinosa)Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia multispinosa)
Herotilapia multispinosa (some-times referred to as the "rainbow" cichlid in the pet trade) is a hardy and colorful Central American cichlid...
Red Devil (Amphilophus labiatus)Red Devil (Amphilophus labiatus)
The Red Devil has a great deal of variability in its structure and coloration. Some are bright red while others are white or yellow. Some ha...
Salvini Cichlid (Cichlasoma salvini)Salvini Cichlid (Cichlasoma salvini)
It's name sounds like some kind of magician! And maybe it is! This Central American cichlid will magically add color to any freshwater aquar...
Spiny Cichlid (Archocentrus spinosissimus)Spiny Cichlid (Archocentrus spinosissimus)
Create nicely planted tank with many hiding places, because the Spiny cichlid is shy in nature. They tend to guard their fry very well and t...
T-Bar Cichlid (Cryptoheros sajica)T-Bar Cichlid (Cryptoheros sajica)
This is a less common species from Central America. There are two color varieties - one that is purple and blue and another that is yellow ...
Trimac Cichlid (Amphilophus trimaculatum)Trimac Cichlid (Amphilophus trimaculatum)
The trimac cichlid is rather drab as a juvenile, but becomes a stunning fish that gets quite large and aggressive. The fish has three disti...
Turquoise Cichlid (Amphilophus robertsoni)Turquoise Cichlid (Amphilophus robertsoni)
This substrate sifting cichlid is a good candidate for stocking in mildly aggressive, community tanks. Mature males will show a bit more blu...
Yellow Convict (Cryptoheros nanoluteus)Yellow Convict (Cryptoheros nanoluteus)
This is one of the more sensitive species amongst the Cryptoheros genus. The nanoluteus will probably not do well with fish that are more ag...
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About Central American Cichlids

Firemouth Meeki