African Cichlids

African cichlids are a very popular aquarium fish. They are very smart and very curious. The most popular types are from Lake Malawi in Africa. This fish is very hardy and like a high PH around 8.00. To own an African cichlid you have to have at least a 30 gallon aquarium because the fish can grow up to 6 inches. It is a good idea to ask the pet store to determine weather the fish is a male or a female. In 1 tank you should have and average of 4 females per 1 male because the males will chase and harass the females. In your tank it is a good idea to put in lots of rocks and hiding spaces because they are very aggressive and territorial and need places to hide.

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