African cichlids can be a fun hobby and more rewarding if you know what you’re doing. One false move and your investment is only in the pan. Let us note that in the right direction.
Almost all African cichlids come from the three Great Lakes Malawi, Tanganyika and Victoria.These lakes are the distinction of being the deepest lake of fresh water (Tanganyika) and the second largest lake in the world (Victoria). In this area of East Africa the water is very hard and alkaline with a pH of 7.5 to 8.5.
African Cichlids are known to be territorial and aggressive with her. This becomes even more when the time comes around mating. The aggression has its place in the tank to reinforce the hierarchy and thus to establish who is boss. Could be a surprise that the biggest fish do not always win and sometimes the children are in gangs outsiders. The advantage is that men cichlids colors to achieve full capacity during this period and, of course, children of cichlids.
You should be aware that some cichlids can grow to over 30 inches long and therefore need room to move in I’m not saying to go buy the first six feet of container can be found, but be aware that it can have to negotiate until some time in the future. Despite a new tank will cost hundreds of dollars you can find some great deals on eBay if you’re willing to travel to collect it.
If you decide to create a pool of the community with a variety of different species is necessary to ensure they are compatible and do not eat each other. An important consideration for any tank size and filtration, which must be mechanical, to physically remove the floating debris, biological and kill and purify the waste, at least by the standards of fish living in water
When setting the tank really should try to imitate the natural habitat of cichlids with rocks and wood debris. This lets you hide-ways-from the smallest fish and the territorial limits of the larger fish. Plants do not usually necessary in an African cichlid tank, as their natural habitat is mainly on algae and cichlids only end up digging the plants only for the sake of it.
Cichlids love the food and generally will be all that you put in the tank. They can be a bit ‘slow to eat, when in the first place in a tub, but once they are stabilized or that there should be no problem finding a place to eat. African Cichlids have a wide variety of foods. Live food, pellet food, or special food cichlids eagerly swallowed. However, you must understand that it is best for your particular species of cichlids. E ‘generally accepted to be eating foods that are within 20 to 30 seconds of energy
Cichlids can be a great source of entertainment, fun and joy, but until that happens it takes to be happy and comfortable in their environment. And that, my friend, has fallen to you … But perhaps it can help keep African cichlids – and successfully!