South American Cichlids

There is a large variety of South American cichlids. As they cover such a large part of the world, you would expect them to have many different care requirements. This is true. Generally speaking,
 the water parameters for South American cichlids are of a lower pH than most other cichlids. Likewise,  temperature requirements are diverse. A basic temperature range of approximately 22-27°C (72-80°F) will suit the majority of South American cichlids.
Bolivian Ram

South American cichlids I currently keep:

Pterophyllum scalare (Angelfish)


Formerly kept:

Apistogramma bitaeniata (Two-Striped Dwarf Cichlid) Apistogramma trifasciata
Apistogramma cacatuoides
Apistogramma moae
Apistogramma nijsenni
Laetacara flavilabris -Orange-fin Flag Cichlid
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (gold form) Geophagus sp. 'redhead tapajos'
Satanoperca leucosticta
Dicrossus filamentosus
Apistogramma norberti PIC Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
Nannacara anomala (Golden Dwarf Cichlid) Apistogramma viejita
Apistogramma borellii (Umbrella Dwarf Cichlid) Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
Symphysodon aequifasciata (discus)


Last updated Feb. 21, 2009