cichlids are usually riverine. There are some lakes found there as
well. Considering that these fish come from both areas, care is almost
the same except for temperature on some. These fish like a temperature
from 21-27°C(70-80°F). The water is usually hard and alkaline.
The pH runs about 7.5-8. You do have to be careful in selecting
tankmates for some of these cichlids as they can become "tankbusters".