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.