What is the smallest Cyprichromis?

What is the smallest Cyprichromis?

Sardine Cichlid
The Sardine Cichlid is the smallest of the Cyprichromis genus, reaching only up to about 4 1/3 inches (11 cm) in length. It is similarly shaped to the Blue Neon Paracyprichromis nigripinnis, The differences found on the Slender Cichlid are the uniformity of its body color and its also much larger.

What do cichlids eat?

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.

Are cichlids good for beginners?

If there is one universally agreed upon beginner cichlid, it’s probably the convict cichlid. These fish are incredibly hardy, breed readily, and are extremely prolific. If someone wants to experience all a cichlid has to offer, then these are the perfect fish.

What can African cichlids eat besides fish food?

What foods are best for your Malawi cichlids?

  • Pellets or flakes. this is the leading food for most aquarium fish.
  • Spirulina. Plant-based food, which replaces algae, which would be their natural source of vegetables.
  • Homemade food. Lettuce, broccoli, peas, cucumber etc.
  • Meat. Use meat with caution.
  • Meat (again)

What is the most peaceful cichlid?

Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii) – A very peaceful species, the keyhole cichlid grows only 4 to 5 inches in length. These fish are very shy and need to have plenty of hiding places in the tank. They are very nonaggressive with other tankmates and will always back down from a fight.

Do cichlids need air pump?

They release it directly into the water and fish breathe it, just like in nature where they live without any pumps. Fish in a planted tank don’t need an aerator at all — it’s a waste of space and money.

Can you eat cichlid?

Edibility: Good; white, flaky meat with mild flavor; no bag or size limits.