African Cichlid Algae Eaters – Best For Your Tank

African Cichlid Algae Eaters

Having the right kind of African Cichlid algae eaters could be the difference between life and death. And I mean that for both fish and algae. Most of us African Cichlid keepers know that the choices of tank mates for our guys are pretty slim. Usually African Cichlids are kept with other African Cichlids and not […]

Pot Scrubbers For Bio Media

Pot Scrubbers for bio media

A couple months ago I removed all the expensive bio media from both of my FX6’s filtering my 210G Overstocked African Cichlid Tank and replaced them with nothing but Pot Scrubbers for bio media. That’s insane right, what was I thinking…if you want to find out what happened to my tank, then continue reading below! […]

Mixing African and American Cichlids – (Can it be done?)

Mixing African and American Cichlids

There’s some standards in this hobby, some “by the book rules”, some technical no no’s…but sometimes you’ll find that those rules, like Mixing African and American Cichlids, can be broken. Not every time, and not every rule. But sometimes, just sometimes…you can do whatever you want. So I’ve gotten a lot of questions and even […]

Aquarium Fish Food – All Brands are Missing Essential Nutrients (Add These)

Aquarium Fish Food

There are many great choices of aquarium fish food in the industry. But most fish food will be missing essential vitamins and minerals. These important nutrients are lost in the production of commercial foods. Its just part of the process of making Flakes and Pellets. When this happens we must supplement the nutrients needed for […]

African Cichlids – Top 10 Must Know

Red Empress African Cichlid

African Cichlids are very unique fresh water fish. So this article isn’t going to be some generic list of random aquarium knowledge that most of us aquarist already know…like add de-chlorinator to your tap water, or don’t over feed, or make sure your tank is cycled. African Cichlids are not beginner level fish, if you’re […]

Venting African Cichlids

Venting African Cichlids

Venting African Cichlids is the only way to accurately determine your fishes sex. How do you know if your fish is male or female? Because the guy at the pet store told you? Or the breeder you ordered from made sure he sent you what you asked for…. Well they all can make a mistake […]

How to raise PH for African Cichlids

African Cichlids

A common question when deciding to keep African Cichlids is how to raise PH for African Cichlids? African Cichlids are fish found in the African Great Lakes. Waters in these African lakes have a pH between 8.0 and 9.0. If you own an aquarium with African Cichlids, you can raise pH for this fish in […]

Can African Cichlids live with Oscars?

Can African Cichlids live with Oscars?

The first thing that comes to mind when asked, can African Cichlids live with Oscars, is aggression. To save you a lot of guess work, no, they can not. The needs of African Cichlids and Oscars are far too different to make them compatible in an aquarium. Aggression is a major factor at play, though […]

Why do African Cichlids change colors?

Why do african cichlids change colors

African Cichlids are one of the most beautiful and colorful fish in the freshwater aquarium hobby. But Why do African Cichlids change colors? Getting these fish to reach their full potential can sometimes be frustrating. To answer a complicated question in a single word, dominance. Male African Cichlids adjust the vibrancy of their color pattern […]