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Peaceful cichlids for a common aquarium

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Cichlid, how much of this sound!

Cichlids in an aquarium, a dream or a reality

As a rule, the first inhabitants in the new aquarium are unpretentious and small aquarium fish. But, the appetite comes with eating. And after a while, many people already want to see in their pond not a big-bellied small fry, but a stately beautiful fish.

So a dream is born – I want a tsikhlidnik!

Well, let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about the features of the content of cichlids.

Let’s debunk some myths and legends. Let’s talk about the compatibility of cichlids with other species of fish.

In general, about everything that concerns cichlids in an aquarium.

Before you start, you should make a reservation and say that, how many people have so many opinions. And this is not surprising, because the specificity of the content of cichlids is different for everyone. Everyone has their own experience.

Therefore, without pretending to the laurels of the “Tsikhlovod”, I ask the cichlid experts to respond and express their opinion. After all, the truth is born in the discussion.

So what is a cichlid? If you give a literal definition – it is an aquarium that contains only fish: the order Perciformes (Perciformes), the suborder Occine (Percoidei), the family Cichlidae (Cichlidae). That is, it is either a specific aquarium, an aquarium that contains only fish of one species, for example, only Discus, or a geographical aquarium, an aquarium that contains cichlids from one region – habitat, for example, African cichlids, or it is a mixed aquarium – common, but only with cichlids.

But, you can keep cichlids with other types of fish. Which is no less interesting.


Having defined the slang word “cichlid”, you and I came to the first myth about cichlids in a dense way – it is very difficult to keep cichlids with other types of fish, they can’t be kept with peaceful and small fish. It is not true!


Some members of the cichlid family are not so harsh and aggressive towards their neighbors. For example, at this moment, I personally have two adults swimming together, large scalars, along with swordtails, patzili and radishes, terntions and danios pink.

Nobody offends anyone.

Anyone who has been supported by an angelfish will confirm my words that these sailing warriors are chasing each other more than a bipod floating around. And there are many such examples! The conclusion suggests itself – cichlids can and should be combined with other types of fish.

To do this, of course, you need to competently and competently, first of all, follow the rules of the “hostel” and not violate the volumes of aquarium provided for each fish. In addition, it is best to plant cichlids by young, and other fish by adult individuals.

If you settle at once all together, they are called “take root”. And on the contrary, it is better for adults who already have existing cichlids not to plant small fish, there is a high probability that the fry will go to feed.

The forum FanFishka.ru has already discussed the question of what kind of cichlids have a peaceful and calm disposition. This is the forum thread Peace Cichlids.

Therefore, here we simply list them: Chromis butterfly, Parrots Pelmatohromis, Labidochromis Yellow, Scalaria, some of them may also be attached here. This list is not exhaustive and is not a 100% guarantee of a successful outcome!

You should always remember that cichlids are wayward, territorial predators. Just the above fish are noted by many as the popular “peaceful cichlids.”

For a seed, let me give an example from my aquarium experience, five years ago I was able successfully to combine the following fish in a common aquarium: Tsikhlaz diamonds, black-tsiklazom, “Elyou”, leopard nimbochromis with blue gourami, marble gourami, fights, labo, mystus, ternesii, girinohailusami, thoracatum and other catfish. The aquarium just sparked with flowers.

All cichlids were planted with young and kept in a spacious aquarium. This aquarium existed for 2 years, then I “pereklinilo” on goldfish and the “cichlid” had to be disbanded. So the final conclusions, taking into account the growth of fish, I can not do.

But, still this experience can be called successful.

At the time of this writing, I received a letter in the mail asking me to highlight the question of the joint content of cichlids and barbs. Therefore, I can not leave this request without attention.

Reading the forums and the opinions of others on this issue develops a double feeling, someone says it is possible, who says it is impossible. Nevertheless, people give examples of successful content of cichlids and barbs together.

And I, perhaps, agree with this. If you follow all the rules, it should work.

Regarding the barbs, one should always remember that these are small but gregarious and bold fish. They can easily bite even a large neighbor, goldfish, for sure.

Therefore, it seems to me that the veil scalar, and even more so the discus is not the best company for the barbarian. I think that the “peaceful cichlids” listed above, with the exception of chromis butterflies, will be more acceptable neighbors.

The people also especially notes the successful content of barbs with “eloy” and black-striped tsikhlazomy.

Thus, you can try to combine barbs with medium-sized, tolerant cichlids. Under the condition of a spacious aquarium, zoning of the reservoir and under the condition of no overcrowding.

Concluding this section of the article, let us once again emphasize the rules and nuances of the successful keeping of cichlids and other species of fish:

1. We focus on the compatibility aspects of aquarium fish.

2. It is best to combine juvenile cichlids with other species of fish – “take root”.

3. Particular attention is paid to the zoning of the aquarium and the distribution of fish in the water layers. That is, you need to do so that each type of fish has its own aquarium “snaps” – the territory and still need to try to distribute all the fish so that they float in different layers of water, and not “drowned”, for example, all in the middle or at the bottom .

4. It is better to combine other small fish with small or medium cichlids. Ideally, “non-cichlids” should be of similar size or larger.

5. A huge mistake for novice cichlid fans is to buy a whole “cichlobalt” at once. Cichlids grow and they need good volumes of the aquarium. It is impossible in 150l. an aquarium to take five tiny angelfish, and even fill themselves up, that they will get along with other neighbors.

Angelfish are sweeping cichlids, an adult can have a wingspan of 15 to 15 centimeters!

Be patient, in a year your couple of cichlids will grow up. And watching the growth of fish is no less pleasant than to immediately plant a huge fish.

And it is better to wait a bit than “treat the aquarium” from the unknown step.

6. It is not necessary to combine cichlids with frankly small and sluggish fish: guppies, neons, goldfish. For medium and large cichlids – this is food.

I managed to combine the danios and the scalar, and most likely the secret of success lies in the brisk and superficial swimming of the danios, as well as in the dimension of the scalar. But, it seems to me that no hustle will help tribute when living together with the same diamond tsikhlazoy.


Among aquarists there is a perception that a cichlid is a bare stone desert with artificial plants. In part, this opinion is true.

After all, cichlids are really indifferent to living aquarium plants, and as a substrate for their spawning, as a rule, serve flat stones and broken amphoras.

But, first, cichlid cichlid strife. And secondly, it all depends on the desire and attention of the aquarist.

It is possible to make an underwater garden with cichlids.

Maybe not the best example, but in the article on the compatibility of aquarium fish, you can see a lot of plants in my aquarium with scalars. This photo is already 3 months old, now the plants have finally grown, and every week I have to squeeze bundles of vallisneria and daughter cryptocorin with a creak in my heart.

So a cichlid aquarium can be not only a bare desert, but also a flowering garden. Moreover, with the help of plants you can well zone an aquarium.

The zoning of an aquarium for cichlids is the distribution of plants, grottoes, stones, snags and other decorations so that separate areas form in the aquarium, let’s call them “patrimonies”. Each individual cichlid species needs its own “fiefdom” – which it guards, guards, where marriage games and cute parental cares of the offspring take place.

Even if you do not plan on breeding cichlids, cichlids should have their own territory.

I probably already tired you with my scalars, but for me this is a topical example. Many people know that the angelfish often fight among themselves and in order to minimize these skirmishes, it is necessary to competently divide the aquarium in the territory.

I achieved this with the help of Vallisneria, which I landed at different edges of the aquarium. When Wallisneria expanded, it created a curtain-screen, dividing the aquarium into three rooms (two individual, and the middle, common for conscientious swimming).

In addition, the valisneria created an imitation of the natural habitats of the angelfish, because these South American cichlids live in water bodies with dense vegetation. Actually, therefore, they are so flat.

You can also zone an aquarium using any decorations. For example, you can slightly raise the cobblestone on the bottom or you can cut off the territory with an aquarium snag, mass variations.

What else you need to pay attention to when setting up a cichlid:

– aeration, filtration, weekly water changes are required.

– cichlids are not whimsical to the ground, the choice of fraction and color depends on your desires, as well as the characteristics of a particular type of cichlids.

– The aquarium is equipped with a multitude of caves and shelters, for retiring weaker fish and females.

– Aquarium lighting is moderate.

– selecting live plants for the tsikhlidnik, it is better to focus on hard-leaved aquarium plants with a powerful root system, as well as on fast-growing plants. Not bad, it would be to feed cichlid duckweed.

Plants are planted either in pots, or well pressed down with stones or decor.


Until now, among aquarists there are fierce debates about the diet of cichlids. Personally, I always adhere to the golden rule – the nutrition of any kind of fish should be balanced.

Cichlids are predators. In addition to dry food, live food (bloodworm, artemia, etc.) and frosts, they are happy to eat “food from our table.” Many aquarists recommend feeding cichlids (especially large troglodytes) with shrimp, squid, chicken, lean meat, bullish heart, fish, and even expensive cat food!

However, it is appropriate to note that other aquarists that such foods are not very well absorbed by fish and ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver (this is especially true for meat and bovine hearts). In addition, aquarists note that the protein content in the crank is an order of magnitude greater than in muscular meat.

With such arguments, you involuntarily agree. After all, nobody throws veal, much less cat food, into the African rivers Tanganyika and Nyasa!

The conclusion here can be made one, cichlids can be fed with the above-listed “meat” feeds, but as a delicacy it is rational (for example, twice a week). It is not necessary even to transfer the largest cichlid exclusively for minced meat.

In addition, do not forget about the plant feeding, which many cichlids also respect.

On the Internet there are many recipes for “homemade mixes” for cichlids, which includes protein and vegetable food, and other necessary elements. Perhaps this is the best option feeding “from our table.”

As for plant food for cichlids, then everything is much easier. It is best to feed them not expensive aquarium plants or specially, separately to grow duckweed.

You can also give scalded lettuce, spinach, green peas and more.

Toward the close of the article, I will give a list of small, small cichlids.

Just ask you, before making a decision, read the information about them and weigh everything.

South American Cichlids:
About 65 species. Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 4cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 6cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 10cm.
Size – up to 6cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 4cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 7cm.

From Africa:
Size – up to 6cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 14cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 8cm.
Size – up to 7cm.
Size – up to 11cm.
Size – up to 14cm.
Size – up to 12cm.
Size – up to 11cm.
Size – up to 10cm.
Size – up to 9 cm.

Well, how could I have tried to lift the veil of secrecy about the cichlids. I hope that the article turned out to be interesting.

Although I understand that you can’t say it all. The best knowledge is experience.

Cichlids are beautiful fish, interesting, smart fish! Do not be afraid of them.

Start with small “peaceful cichlids”, look around, and there you see, in a year or two you will have both Akaras and astronotuses!

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Speaking about the popularity of fish, it should be said that a meaning is embedded in this concept: the prevalence among aquarists, accessibility, ease of maintenance — the simplicity of the fish, etc. That is, a popular fish is a fish deserved authority and demand in the aquarium market.

Popularity does not depend on the size or type of fish. As a rule, this question is asked by novice aquarists who are going to purchase or purchase additional fish.

In this connection, it should be noted that when buying fish, first of all, it is necessary to take into account the compatibility of aquarium fish, and only then their popularity.
So, we present to your attention our selection of the most popular aquarium fish (in alphabetical order, with photos and descriptions).
The most popular soma suckers. Antsistrusy not whimsical in the content, are orderlies of the aquarium world.

They have a sharp character and can even drive medium-sized, neighboring fish.
Order, family: carps, mail catfish.
Comfortable water temperature: 22-24 ° C.
Ph: 6.5-7.5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Antsistrus has a mouth with horn-shaped suckers, which he actively scrapes algae in an aquarium – he cleans the walls of the aquarium and eats dead organics. I am happy to eat any live and dry food.

The activity of these soms is manifested with the onset of dusk or when the aquarium lighting is turned off during the day.
These fish are hard to call easy to maintain, since they belong to the family of tsikhlovyh fish, moreover they are large, predatory fish. Nevertheless, due to its beauty, its qualities: demeanor, mind – the astronotuses won the leading positions in popularity among cichlids.
Order, family: cichlids
Comfortable water temperature: 22-28 ° C
Ph: 6.0-7.5.
Aggressiveness: 99% aggressive
Aquarium volume for astronotus should be from 300 to 500 liters.
Needs aeration, filtration, regular water changes (weekly 30%). Particular attention should be paid to filtering – it should be powerful (the second filter will not be superfluous).

The aquarium can be decorated with large stones and snags, the decor should not be sharp. Provide shelters for fish.
Amazingly diverse family of fish. Nimble, gregarious fish, for which it is interesting to watch.

Barbs live relatively peacefully with similar medium-sized neighbors in an aquarium, but can pinch smaller and weaker fish.
Order, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 21-23 ° C.
Ph: 6.5-7.5.
Aggressiveness: quite aggressive 30%.
Sumatran barb compatibility: barbus, gourami, moths, parrot, catfish, creeps, tetri.
Most species of these fish can be kept in aquariums from 50 liters. Lifetime in the aquarium for them is usually 3-4 years.

When keeping barbs you need to take into account the peculiarities of a particular species, since the variety of different variants of this fish often confuses novice aquarists.
Everyone knows these fish, even those people who never had an aquarium. This is not surprising because they were the most popular inhabitants of all Soviet aquariums.

Guppi fish have also earned their popularity: unpretentiousness in nutrition and maintenance, resistance to adverse conditions of detention and low price.
Poecilia reticulata or Lebistes reticulata
Order, family: Pecilia (Poeciliidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20 – 26 ° C.
Ph: 6.5 – 8.5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Guppy Compatibility: compatible with all non-predatory and not big fish.
During the long years of keeping guppies in aquariums and careful selection, many species of guppies have been obtained, and their maintenance and maintenance are not so simple. At present, it is very difficult to classify guppies, because as a result of numerous crosses, more and more new breeds are bred each year.
Gupeshek can be kept in the general aquarium (but not with fast-floating species that can tear off their fins) with a length of 60 cm, in places with dense thickets of plants, including small-leaved, reaching the surface of the water (among them desirable Indian limnophila and glossy grass), floating plants with roots hanging down, as well as riccia, where the fry will find shelter. To the volume of the aquarium guppies are undemanding.

Another large family is the labyrinth fish. The beauty and popularity of these fish is their diversity and beauty.

And also in the fact that they are not demanding aeration of the aquarium and can go without it for a long time. This is due to the fact that the homeland – the habitat of the gourami is the rice fields of Asia, where there is little oxygen in the water, and the water itself is stagnant.

These fish, as a result of evolution, have learned to breathe atmospheric air, which they capture from the surface of the water with the help of the gill labyrinth.
Order, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 24 – 28 ° C.
Ph: 6.5-7.5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 40%.
For maintenance, an illuminated aquarium (overhead lighting) with a volume of 100 l and more, with thickets of living plants and free swimming space is required. It is desirable to have snags (fish constantly keep near them).

Filtration, light aeration and weekly substitution of up to 30% of the volume of water are needed.
These are small, nimble fishes, which mainly swim in flocks near the surface of the water. Pink danios are especially popular. Unpretentious in content, inexpensive, can get along even with large non-predatory neighbors.

An interesting fact about danios is the fact that these are the first fish that have undergone the current trend. Glofish – artificially derived form of glowing fish.
Danio pink Brachydanio albolineatus
Order, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 21-25 ° C
Ph: 6.5–7.5, water hardness: 5–15 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive. Fish are kept in an aquarium by a flock (from 6 specimens) in an aquarium with a length of 60 cm and a volume of 20 liters and more.
Discus are the kings of the aquarium. These fish can not be called easy to maintain, unpretentious.

Moreover, their cost very much bites, and their character is so capricious that sometimes even an experienced aquarist has a hard time coping with them. Nevertheless, the disc-shaped body of these South American cichlids, their coloring is just fascinating.

This fish is popular because everyone wants to start it in its aquarium, but not everybody can feel it.
Discus blue Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi
Order, family: South American cichlid.
Comfortable water temperature: 25-30 C.
Ph: 5.8-7.5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Discus is a big fish. In the natural environment, it reaches a length of 20 cm, in aquariums the size does not exceed 12 cm. The shape of the body is discoid.

The dorsal and anal fins are very long, bending around almost the whole body. Pelvic fins narrow. The body is brown with vertical blue stripes.

The whole body is decorated with numerous blue strokes. Males are larger and brighter than females, males fins are more pointed.
Discus demanding care – for their maintenance, a tall and spacious aquarium is needed. The minimum size of an aquarium for a couple is 150 liters.

However, schooling fish and for its maintenance (5-6 individuals) an aquarium is needed from 300 to 500 liters.
Here we are with you and got to these posh representatives of the aquarium world. Perhaps, these fish are not only known, but also seen by everyone. After all, even with mother’s milk, we all heard a fairy tale: “On the Fisherman and the Fish,” where this popular fish, or more precisely, the tail feather, became the prototype of the sea mistress.

In addition, since time immemorial, namely from the time of ancient China, the monks were engaged in the selection of these fish, while receiving amazing forms from the progenitor of all Goldfish – silver carp.
Order, family: carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 18-23 ° C.
Ph: 5-20.
Aggressiveness: 5% are not aggressive, but they can bite each other.
Compatibility: with all peaceful and non aggressive fish.
Many novice aquarists, trying to make friends with these fish, take a whole horde of young cinchons. However, you should always remember that this is a large type of fish and for a couple of Goldfish you need an aquarium from 100l.
This is a family of chain catfish. Popular, easy-to-keep, not capricious, peaceful catfish.

They have intestinal respiration, i.e. can breathe booty – anus.
Corydoras paleatus
Order, family: armored soma.
Comfortable water temperature: 24-25 ° C.
Ph: 6.0-7.0.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive.
Compatibility: any fish. Only not desirable – Labo, modest bots, well, Ancistrus, because they chase them (although this is more like a game). Large cichlids are also not the best neighbors.

The most famous catfish and excellent attendants of the aquarium – by keeping them with “Goldfish” you will ensure the purity of the soil in the aquarium.
Another of the members of the labyrinth fish family. In this topic, it is singled out separately, since lalyusy have a calm and peaceful disposition.

Unlike gourami, they peacefully coexist with the most innocent fish.
Order, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 18-20 ° C.
Ph: 6.5-7.0.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Lyalius is one of the most beautiful, attractive fish of the labyrinth family. The fish is not big in the aquarium can reach 5-6cm.

The body of the fish is flat. The lilius color is greenish-blue with transverse stripes of red and blue-blue color, the belly near the gills is blue. The fins of lalius are covered with red spots.

The male lyalius differs from the female in a brighter color. They are the same size.

Lyalius live only for a short period of 2-3 years.
Fish has a timid character. It is advisable to put lyalius in the aquarium with calm, peaceful fish.

It is recommended to keep cutting with a flock of 3pcs., So the fish feel more confident.
Bright, lively representatives of viviparous fishes. Hardy, active, cheap in price.

May contain peaceful cichlids, for example, scalar.
Xiphophorus helleri
Order, family: petsilievye.
Water temperature: 20 – 25 ° C.
Ph: 7.0 – 7.5.
dH: 5-20 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
These fish have a variety of shapes, types and colors. They have a specific tail tail that is unique to them, for which they are among the people that got their name.

In addition, swordtails belong to the species of viviparous fish and therefore their breeding does not pose any difficulty.
The combination of the above factors affected not only the popularity of these fish, but it can be said to have made them popular.
Neons are one of the smallest aquarium fish, look beautiful in a flock. Absolutely peaceful, harmless fish, which can talk for hours.
Order, family: carp-shaped, haracin
Comfortable water temperature: 18-24 ° C
Ph acidity: 5.5 – 8 °.
Stiffness dH: 5-20 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Neon Compatibility: non-aggressive, peaceful fish (neons, tetras, swordtails, petsyli, ornatus, pulchera, lanterns).
Not compatible: Neon can not be kept with large, aggressive fish: tsikhly, barbs, large catfish, goldfish, Labe, gourami.
Petushki or Betta
Very beautiful fish, its veil tail and fins just fascinate. The color of the fish is different. The most common ink color with a reddish tint.

Males are colored much brighter, fins are longer than those of females. Fish size up to 7 cm.
Order, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 22-24 ° C.
Ph: 6.0-7.5.
Aggressiveness: aggressive males in relation to each other.
Compatibility: with all the peaceful fish. It is not necessary to plant to the swordtails, barbs, gourami, especially to tsikhlam.
Angelfish are popular American cichlids. They favor peaceful and not very large neighbors.

Angelfish do not uproot aquarium plants, as many cichlids do.
Latin name: Pterophyllum scalare.
Order, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), cichlids, cichlids (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 22-27 ° C.
Ph acidity: 6-7.5.
Stiffness dH: up to 10 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 30%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Compatible scalar: although the scalars are cichlids, they are not aggressive. Favorable attitude even to small, peaceful fish and even to vivipartes.

As neighbors, we can recommend: Red Sword-bearers (they look great with black sklyarias), terntions and other tetras, danios, all soma, gourami and lyaliusi, parrots and eloi, other non-aggressive chichlaids.
These South American cichlids simply fascinate with their elegance and beauty of sailing fins, which, like the wings of an angel, support it in dimensional weightlessness. Actually not for nothing foreign these fish are called angels.
Thorns is a small, popular dark silver fish. It can be found in any pet store and in many home aquarium.

Its unpretentious content, ease of breeding, peaceful nature – deserves the attention of aquarists beginners.
Latin name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Synonyms: Black, mourning
In English: Black skirt tetra, Black Widow tetra, Black tetra.
Order, family: Characteristic.
Comfortable water temperature: 21 – 24 p.
Ph acidity: 5.7 – 7.0.
Rigidity: up to 6-16 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 20%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Tarkarums are one of the most common catfish in our aquariums. Their popularity is due to the simplicity of content, endurance and peaceful disposition of these fish.
Latin name: Hoplosternum thoracatum.
Correct name: Many people call this fish tarakatum, probably comparing it with a cockroach, but the correct way to speak is thoracatum, from the Latin thorax – a shell.
Synonyms: Torakatum, Hoplosternum, Som Toraktum, Tarakatum Som.
Order, family: Carapace soms.
Water temperature: 22-28 ° C.
Ph “acidity”: 5.8-7.5.
dH: Up to 25 °.
Aggressiveness: Not aggressive 0%.
The complexity of the content: Very light
Compatibility: In fact, any fish – these catfish do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium.
Tsikhlazoma black-striped
Black-striped tsikhlasoma – one of the most popular fish of the family tsikhlazom. These are relatively small, unpretentious in keeping fish, possessing a beautiful, sophisticated body color and what is important, unlike many cichlids, have a more relaxed character.
Latin name: Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum. From the Latin words “nigro” – black and “fascia” – ribbon, belt, strip.
Russian synonyms: Black-striped cichlinoma, black-striped cichlasoma, black-striped cichlamose.
Foreign names: Zebra Cichlid, Zebra chanchito, Convict Cichlid, Zebrabuntbarsch Grunflossenbuntbarsch, Blaukehlchen.
Order, suborder, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), Okunevidnye, Tsikhlovye (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20-28 ° C.
Ph acidity: 6.8-8.0.
Stiffness dH: 8-30 °.
Aggressiveness: 30% are relatively non-aggressive, aggression is shown during the spawning and care of offspring.
The complexity of the content: easy
Some may say that the peak of their popularity has passed, that now there are many other more colorful forms of cichlids and cichlase in particular. However, the statistics are not lying! Today, black-striped tsikhlazoma, the most popular of all tsihlazom in search Yandex.

Every month more than 2200 users of this search engine apply for this request.
We also recommend you to see the colorful brochure. Popular types of aquarium fish. This brochure contains all the popular types of fish, with a description of their conditions of maintenance, compatibility, feeding + photos.

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Aquarium where to start – what kind of fish to get

You have decided to become an aquarist, or at least dream about it. You may ...

Fish diseases – diagnosis and definition

The articles describe the following diseases, their signs and methods of treatment: alkalosis (alkaline disease), ...

Aquarium in the interior – the choice of aquarium and fish

The aquarium is an amazing decorative element in a modern interior, it adds uniqueness and ...

Equipment for the aquarium – 1 part

In recent years, the quantity and range of aquarium equipment, commercially available, grew exponentially. Therefore, ...

Aquarium Decoration – Terraces

Terraces in the Aquarium Aquarium terraces are one of the popular decorative elements. The terrace ...

Frequently asked questions about aquarism – part 1

Hello, friends! Starting today, I am launching a new category – frequent aquarium questions. In ...

Algae in the aquarium and what may be due to their problems

Hello dear colleagues, I am glad to welcome you again on my blog reading articles ...

How is the catch of aquarium fish in the Amazon

Good day, dear readers! Today we will not talk about aquarium fish, plants and other ...

Frequently asked questions about aquarism – Part 3

Hello, dear readers. We continue to fill in the “Aquarium Habit” rubric and I have ...

Frequently asked questions about aquarism: light and temperature

Good day, dear readers! We continue to get acquainted with the Frequently Asked Questions section ...

Aquarium fish as a barometer for a fisherman

An experienced fisherman always remembers the truths associated with fishing. Pros of the business – ...

How to make an aquarium with silicate glass

I welcome you, dear readers on the pages of the blog aqua-blog.com.ua and as you ...

Frequently asked questions: part 7

We continue to study the topic of frequently asked questions from novice aquarists, and today ...

Algae in the pond: prevention and how to get rid of them

Good day, dear colleagues. In today’s article I would like to touch upon the topic ...

New technologies in modern aquarism

Hello, friends! Today I do not want to write about any plants, fish and so ...

How to feed aquarium fish – frequently asked questions №4

Hello colleagues. We continue to deal with the most frequently asked questions about aquarism. Today ...