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South American Cichlids

Magnificent giants! South American cichlids generally grow large and they too are territorial. They will eat anything that fits in their mouth and are very indescriminatory in their eating habits eating shrimp, fish, worms and the like. Much like the African cichlids they enjoy structures to call home. Wood is the structure of choice in this case, actually softening the water chemistry in many cases. These fish have a large size, larger territories and require large tanks. Larger fish create more waste, meaning bigger filters! These fish prefer soft water and lower pH. Many are easy to breed and most are great parents. Several of these fish develop very bonding attributes and become quite personable! Some say they even watch TV with you! Find out when you select from our array of South American cichlids just waiting to come home with you!