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Cichlids in Your home fully dedicated to aquarium fish – cichlids (cichlides). Description of aquarium fish, the basics of keeping and breeding these beautiful creatures, the real kings of the aquarium! To watch the cichlids for hours, especially fascinating period of courtship and rearing offspring, and of course the ability of these aquarium fish recognize their owners.
Our site has the reference orientation. We will try to collect in one place descriptions of and recommendations on the content of the main types of cichlids. At the moment completely ready directory of Malawi and Tanganyika cichlids. At the moment we are developing the catalog of American cichlids.
Well, then You will be asked some theory:
In a huge variety of ornamental fish that inhabit our aquariums, the family Cichlidae has a special place(Cichlidae Bonaparte, 1840). In the recent past, few aquarists have loved cichlids . and in domestic books directly and wrote: “Cichlids – tropical predatory fish. Most of them are so pugnacious that they cannot be kept in a community with other fish aquariums. They fight among themselves. Often the stronger the female kills the male. Successful content of most of them is possible only in large aquariums, with constantly high temperatures and abundance of oxygen” (F. M. Polkanov. The underwater world in the room, 1957).
Cichlids (Cichlidae) are a family of fishes of tropical Central and South America and Africa; a small number of species known in Asia and the middle East. The majority of their lives in fresh water, and only a few species live in brackish waters. The size of the specimens – 2 to 91 see the shape of the body, commitment to food and behavior, these fish are very diverse. Some species are very brightly colored and therefore are desirable aquarium inhabitants. On the other hand, aquarists are attracted to their interesting behavior and the manifestation of intelligence and character. Often, large fish become real favorites of the family.