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Breeding Dwarf Cichlids in Australia

Apistogramma macmasteri, female with fry

One of the hardest things about keeping SA Dwarfs in Australia is being able finding them … Continue reading

28 October 2012 by Holger Loecker

Keeping Dwarf Cichlids

Apistogramma algodon, male

A common mistake of many people is thinking that small fish equals small aquarium. This is … Continue reading

28 October 2012 by Holger Loecker

Microgeophagus ramirezi – Blue Ram

Blue Ram

Common name: Blue Ram, German Blue Ram, Butterfly Cichlid Latin name: Microgeophagus ramirezi Synonyms: Apistogramma ramirezi, Geophagus … Continue reading

27 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma juruensis – Jurua Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma juruensis (sub-adult)

Common name: Jurua Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma juruensis Synonyms: none. Similar fish: Other species of the … Continue reading

04 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma macmasteri – McMaster’s Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma macmasteri 'super red'

Common name: McMaster’s Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma macmasteri Synonyms: none. Similar fish: Other species of the … Continue reading

04 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma elizabethae – Elizabeth’s Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma elizabethae 'Sao Gabriel'

Common name: Elizabeth’s Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma elizabethae Synonyms: none Similar fish: Other species of the … Continue reading

04 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma bitaeniata – Two-striped Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma bitaeniata 'kleei'

Common name: Two-striped Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma bitaeniata Synonyms: Apistogramma klausewitzi, Apistogramma kleei, Apistogramma pertense var. … Continue reading

03 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma baenschi – Inca Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma baenschi

Common name: Inca Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma baenschi Synonyms: Apistogramma sp. “Inca”, Apistogramma sp. “Red Crescent”, … Continue reading

03 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma cacatuoides – Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma cacatuoides 'double red'

Common name: Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma cacatuoides Synonyms: Apistogramma caucatoides Similar fish: Other species … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Apistogramma agassizii – Agassiz Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma agassizii 'double red'

Common name: Agassiz Dwarf Cichlid Latin name: Apistogramma agassizii Synonyms: Geophagus agassizii, Heterogramma agassizii Similar fish: … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Tropheops sp.

Tropheops sp. 'Chilumba'

Common name: Tropheops Latin name: Tropheops sp. Several species and many unclassified potential species are known … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Sciaenochromis fryeri – Electric Blue Cichlid

Electric Blue

Common name: Electric Blue Latin name: Sciaenochromis fryeri Synonyms: Haplochromis fryeri, Haplochromis jacksoni Similar fish: Often … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus socolofi – Pindani Cichlid

Pindani

Common name: Pindani, Socolofi Latin name: Pseudotropheus socolofi Synonyms: Pseudotropheus pindani Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus, Metriaclima … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus saulosi – Saulosi Cichlid

pseudo_saulosi

Common name: Saulosi Latin name: Pseudotropheus saulosi Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species Size:10-12cm Water … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus sp. ‘Polit’ – Polit Cichlid

Polit

Common name: Polit Latin name: Pseudotropheus sp. ‘Polit’ Synonyms: Pseudotropheus polit Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus perspicax – Perpicax Cichlid

Perspicax

Common name: Perpicax Latin name: Pseudotropheus perspicax Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species Size:10-12cm, sometimes … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus flavus – Flavus Cichlid

Flavus

Common name: Flavus Latin name: Pseudotropheus flavus Synonyms: Pseudotropheus flavu, Pseudotropheus flava Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus elongatus – Elongatus cichlid

Mpanga

Common name: Elongatus Latin name: Pseudotropheus elongatus Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species Size: Usually … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus demasoni – Demasoni Cichlid

Demasoni

Common name: Demasoni Latin name: Pseudotropheus demasoni Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus and Metriaclima species. … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus cyaneus

Cyaneus

Common name: Cyaneus Latin name: Pseudotropheus cyaneus Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species Size: Usually … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus crabro – Bumblebee cichlid

Crabro

Common name: Crabro, Bumblebee cichlid Latin name: Pseudotropheus crabro Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species, … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Pseudotropheus aceii – Aceii Cichlid

Aceii

  Common name: Aceii Latin name: Pseudotropheus aceii Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Pseudotropheus species Size: … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Otopharynx tetraspilus – Yellow Princess Hap

Tetraspilus

Common name: Yellow Fin Mloto, Yellow Princess Latin name: Otopharynx tetraspilus Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Various … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Otopharynx lithobates – Sulfur-Crested Cichlid

Lithobates

Common name: Sulfur-Crested Cichlid Latin name: Otopharynx lithobates Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Aulonocara maylandi Size:10-15cm Water … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Nimbochromis venustus – Giraffe Cichlid

Venustus

Common name: Venustus, Giraffe Cichlid Latin name: Nimbochromis venustus Synonyms: Haplochromis venustus Similar fish: Other Nimbochromis … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Nimbochromis livingstonii – Livingston’s Hap

Common name: Livingstonii Latin name: Nimbochromis livingstonii Synonyms: Haplochromis livingstonii Similar fish: Other Nimbochromis species Size: … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Metriaclima sp. ‘Msobo’ – Msobo Cichlid

Msobo

Common name: Msobo Latin name: Metriaclima sp. ‘Msobo’ Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Metriaclima sp. ‘Heteropictus’. Males … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Metriaclima lombardoi – Kenyi Cichlid

Kenyi

Common name: Lombardoi, Kenyi Latin name: Metriaclima lombardoi Synonyms: Pseudotropheus lombardoi Similar fish: Other Metriaclima sp. … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Metriaclima greshaki – Red Top Zebra

Greshaki

Common name: Red Top Zebra Latin name: Metriaclima greshaki Synonyms: Pseudotropheus greshaki Similar fish: Other Metriaclima … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Metriaclima estherae – Red Zebra Cichlid

Red Zebra

Common name: Red Zebra Latin name: Metriaclima estherae Synonyms: Pseudotropheus estherae Similar fish: Other Metriaclima species … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Metriaclima callainos – Cobalt Blue Cichlid

Cobalt Blue

Common name: Cobalt Blue Latin name: Metriaclima callainos Synonyms: Pseudotropheus callainos Similar fish: Other Metriaclima species … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Melanochromis johanni – Johanni Cichlid

Johanni

Common name: Johanni Latin name: Melanochromis johanni Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos, Melanochromis chipokae, Melanochromis … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Melanochromis joanjohnsonae – Exasperatus Cichlid

Exasperatus

Common name: Pearl of Likoma, Exasperatus Latin name: Melanochromis joanjohnsonae Synonyms: Labidochromis joanjohnsonae, Labidochromis exasperatus, Melanochromis … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos – Maingano Cichlid

Maingano

Common name: Maingano Latin name: Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Synonyms: Melanochromis maingano Similar fish: Melanochromis johanni, Melanochromis chipokae … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Melanochromis chipokae – Chipokae Cichlid

Chipokae

Common name: Chipokae Latin name: Melanochromis chipokae Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Melanochromis species, esp. M.auratus. … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Melanochromis auratus – Auratus Cichlid

Auratus

Common name: Auratus Latin name: Melanochromis auratus Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Other Melanochromis species, esp. M.chipokae. … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Labidochromis sp. ‘Perlmutt’ – Perlmutt Cichlid

Perlmutt

Common name: Perlmutt Latin name: Labidochromis sp. ‘Perlmutt’ Synonyms: Labidochromis perlmutt Similar fish: Labidochromis caeruleus ‘Londo’ … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Labidochromis sp. ‘Mbamba’ – Mbamba Cichlid

Mbamba

Common name: Mbamba Latin name: Labidochromis sp. ‘Mbamba’ Synonyms: Labidochromis mbamba Similar fish: Sometimes confused with … Continue reading

01 September 2012 by SNadmin

Labidochromis sp. ‘Hongi’ – Hongi Cichlid

Hongi

Common name: Hongi Latin name: Labidochromis sp. ‘Hongi’ Synonyms: Labidochromis hongi, Labidochromis sp. ‘Kipuma’ Similar fish: … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Labeotropheus trewavasae – Trewavasae

labeotropheus_trewavasae

Common name: Trewavasae Latin name: Labeotropheus trewavasae Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Labeotropheus fuelleborni Size:14-17cm, sometimes bigger. … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Labeotropheus fuelleborni – Fuelleborni Cichlid

labeotropheus_fuellborni

Common name: Fuelleborni Latin name: Labeotropheus fuelleborni Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Labeotropheus trewavasae Size:12-15cm, sometimes slightly … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Iodotropheus sprengerae – Rusty Cichlid

Rusty Cichlid

Common name: Rusty Cichlid, Lavender cichlid Latin name: Iodotropheus sprengerae Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: n/a Size: … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Dimidiochromis strigatus – Sunset Hap

Strigatus

Common name: Dimi Strig, Sunset Hap. Latin name: Dimidiochromis strigatus Synonyms: Haplochromis strigatus Similar fish: Dimidiochromis … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Dimidiochromis compressiceps – Malawi Eye Biter

Malawi Eye Biter

Common name: Malawi Eye Biter. Latin name: Dimidiochromis compressiceps Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Dimidiochromis strigatus Size: … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Cyrtocara moorii – Blue Dolphin Cichlid

Blue Dolphin

Common name: Blue Dolphin Latin name: Cyrtocara moorii Synonyms: Haplochromis moorii Similar fish: n/a Size: 15-25cm … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Cynotilapia pulpican – Kingsizeii

Kingsizeii

Common name: Kingsizeii Latin name: Cynotilapia pulpican Synonyms: Pseudotropheus kingsizeii, Cynotilapia kingsizeii Similar fish: Sometimes confused … Continue reading

31 August 2012 by SNadmin

Cynotilapia afra – Dogtooth Cichlid

Afra Cobwe

Common name: Afra, Dogtooth Cichlid Latin name: Cynotilapia afra Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Sometimes confused with … Continue reading

22 August 2012 by SNadmin

Copadichromis borleyi – Kadango

Kadango

Common name: Kadango Latin name: Copadichromis borleyi Synonyms: Haplochromis borleyi Similar fish: Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Red Empress’ … Continue reading

22 August 2012 by SNadmin

Aulonocara sp. ‘Dragon’s Blood Peacock’

Dragon's Blood

Common name: Dragon’s Blood Peacock Latin name: Aulonocara sp. ‘Dragon’s Blood’ Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: Strawberry, … Continue reading

22 August 2012 by SNadmin

Aulonocara sp. ‘Orange Blotch Peacock’

OB Peacock

Common name: Orange Blotch Peacock, Marbled Peacock Latin name: Aulonocara sp. Man-made hybrid variety. Synonyms: n/a … Continue reading

22 August 2012 by SNadmin

Aulonocara stuartgranti – Stuart Grant’s Peacock

Stuart Grant's Peacock

Common name: Stuart Grant’s Peacock. Many trade names based on locality, incl. Ngara, Chitimba, Hongi Island … Continue reading

22 August 2012 by SNadmin

Aulonocara jacobfreibergi – Malawi Butterfly Peacock

Aulonocara jacobfreiberg 'Otter Point'

Common name: Malawi Butterfly Latin name: Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Synonyms: Trematocranus jacobfreibergi Similar fish: n/a Size: 18cm … Continue reading

16 August 2012 by SNadmin

Sunshine Peacock – Aulonocara baenschi

aulonocara_baenschi_benga

Common name: Sunshine Peacock, Regal Peacock, Benga Peacock Latin name: Aulonocara baenschi Synonyms: n/a Similar fish: … Continue reading

12 August 2012 by SNadmin

Labidochromis caeruleus – Electric Yellow Cichlid

Electric Yellow Lab

Common name: Electric Yellow, Yellow Lab Latin name: Labidochromis caeruleus Synonyms: Labidochromis tanganicae Similar fish: Labidochromis … Continue reading

23 July 2012 by SNadmin