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What Are Cichlids?

Cichlids [pronounced ’sick-lids’] are a group of fishes which taxonomically are grouped into a single family; Cichlidae. Cichlidae is one of the largest families of fishes and may rival gobies as the largest assemblage of fishes. Conservative estimates place the number of species of cichlids at around 1400, some estimates are much higher. Despite confusion about which fish are cichlids, most pet shops, perhaps unknowingly, stock a few species of cichlid, such as discus, oscars and angelfish.

Cichlids in general have a well deserved reputation for aggression, however, this aggression is linked to complex social and breeding systems that make cichlids one of the most interesting groups of fishes for the aquarist. To quote Dr. Michael Oliver, of The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, paraphrasing Samuel Johnson - “When a person is tired of natural cichlid diversity, he is tired of life (and should get one!), for there is in the Cichlidae all the variety that life can afford.

Cichlid species such as this Aequidens rivulatus 'Green Terror' are popular with aquarium keepers

About the Sydney Cichlid Page

The Sydney Cichlid Page is dedicated to providing high quality, cichlid and aquarium related information. The website contains articles and other points of interest for cichlid hobbyists worldwide and although the content is focused on the fishes of the family Cichlidae, there much is much also relevant for other fish keeping hobbyists. The Sydney Cichlid Page has been online since Feb 1998 and is consequently one of the older fish related websites on the internet.

Thanks for using this site for your cichlid related query. We hope you found the fish information you were looking for. We welcome any new aquarium articles or fish profiles that you may wish to contribute to the Sydney Cichlid Page.                                  

Keeping Cichlids
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Cichlid Names
Feeding Cichlids
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Importable Cichlids
Cichlid Hybrids
Cichlid Profiles

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