Rainbow Cichlids

Rainbow Cichlids

Check out the latest video from Fluval, all about Rainbow Cichlids

Aquatics expert Tom Sarac provides an in-depth overview of a beautiful Central American species – Rainbow Cichlids! Found on the slow-moving banks of streams and lakes in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and eastern Honduras, the Rainbow Cichlid is a stunning fish suitable for a variety of community aquariums. A hardy species, the Rainbow Cichlid tolerates a variety of water parameters, and is an equally unfussy feeder, happily accepting granules and pellets, flakes, frozen and freeze-dried foods, and even live food!

 

We often have a variety of cichlids in the store for you to take home and add to your own aquariums. Usually these fish stay about 5″ inches long, though some will grow to almost 7″.  You’ll need at least a 30 gallon tank for these swimmers. They like to school, so a group of about 6 is a good number.  (Tank size: 30 gallons = 6 fish x 5 inches each).  However, there is conflicting information as to whether or not these fish can be kept together. They will become aggressive during spawning season, so make sure your tank has plenty of room for all to find their own space!

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