King Kong parrots are undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous fish species to exist in the fishkeeping scene. But as popular as they are for their looks, there’s also so much confusion surrounding their lineage. And let’s not forget the ethical dilemma that comes with raising them.
There are at least 22 different types of peacock cichlids known to men. And none is as dazzling and sought-after as the beautiful blue peacock cichlid. After all, they aren’t nicknamed emperor peacocks for nothing – they look nothing short of royalty.
Jellybean cichlids aren’t naturally occurring fish. Instead, they’re dyed blood parrots in disguise. Jellybean cichlids were first introduced in the aquarium hobby in 1986 in Taiwan.
You might have seen your turtle supplier keeping frogs and turtles in the same tank and made you think, could I can keep them too? …
Gold severums are purely the product of selective breeding – meaning they are not found in the wild. They are ‘leucistic’ versions of regular severums.
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Rope fish are shy, unassuming, and peaceful. But, on the other hand, cichlids are ill-tempered and territorial. So, they don’t really make ideal partners. However, upon research, I found that many aquarists have successfully raised peaceful cichlids and rope fish together in the same tank without any tussle.
Cichlids hold eggs in their mouths for around 3-5 weeks (21-36 days). The time taken to hatch these eggs is positively related to the egg’s size. Bigger the egg, the longer the incubation period.
You can raise 5-6 mid-sized cichlids or 10-12 dwarf cichlids quite easily in a 40-gallon tank, given that there’s a reliable filtration mechanism in place. The rule of thumb is 2 gallons of water for every inch of fully grown fish.
Adult cichlids should be fed 3-4 times a day – an amount they can consume within 30 seconds every time. This feeding style helps to curb a cichlid’s aggression over resources. And cichlids are avaricious (borderline obnoxious) eaters – which means they can consume a sizable amount of food within half a minute or so.