African Cichlid Fish

African Cichlid Fish

African Cichlid Fish

There are 3 great Lakes in which these fish are found, Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, as well as other small estuaries and rivers. These Great Lakes formed over 10 million years ago when Mountain Valleys filled with water and over time the volcanic formations and rocks, helped to create the water parameters as to where the cichlids prefer them. Call Annerley Aquarium on 3397 6266.

African Cichlid Fish

Here at Annerley Aquarium we have a range of African Chichlid Fish for you to choose.

African Cichlid Fish

Cichlids are primarily freshwater fishes.

African Cichlid Fish

We are located at 135 Old Cleveland Road, Greenslopes, Queensland 4151

African Chichlid Fish

High ph values of 8 - 9ph have been recorded throughout the lakes. Males are normally more colourful then females in most species of Africans. African cichlids are prized and adored for their striking beautiful colouration and attitude, these fish are the closest thing to saltwater fish without all the work involved, they are very hardy fish, which makes it a perfect fit for Hobbyists looking to have Bursts of Colour as well as they are constantly active.

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Peacocks (Aulonocara) are sought after for their bright and vibrant colourations, Zebra Cichlids (Mbuna) are also colourful but with more attitude, Haplochromis (Larger Cichlids), Tropheus, Julidochromis and Brichardi are also great additions to an already stocked African Cichlid Aquarium.

African Cichlid Fish Annerley Aquarium

African Chichlid Fish

Many African cichlids, like Tropheus and Mbuna, primarily eat algae, biofilm and aquatic plants. These fish are meant to graze all day and have a really long intestinal tract so they can absorb as many nutrients as possible from food that has a lower fat and protein content.

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Annerley Aquarium. 135 Old Cleveland Road, Greenslopes, Queensland 4151.

An African cichlid can grow to 4 to 10 inches at maturity, depending on the species. Adequate nutrition is obviously important to the fish's growth, but environmental quality also determine's a cichlid's growth rate and his health over a lifetime. An African cichlid can live up to 10 years.

African Chichlids Fish at Annerley Aquarium

cichlids seem highly intelligent and responsive to their environment in the aquarium, unlike tetras or minnows. In short, the complex behavior of cichlid fish is one of the principal attractions for keeping them in the home aquarium.

The growth rate of African cichlids varies from 5-7 inches within 1-2 years whereas South & Central American cichlids grow an average of 6-8 inches within 1-1.5 years. North American cichlids take time to grow 5 to 6 inches in between 6 months to 1 year. Annerley Aquarium. 135 Old Cleveland Road, Greenslopes, Queensland 4151. Call 3397 6266

African Chichlid Fish

Your average Cichlid is going to need around 8 hours of good light per day, which might be achievable simply by putting the tank in a fairly bright room in your home. Adult cichlids should be fed 3-4 times a day – an amount they can consume within 30 seconds every time.

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3397 6266

135 Old Cleveland Road

Greenslopes, Queensland 4151