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African Cichlids

African Cichlids can be aggressive to smaller Asian and South American species. However, they are the most colorful freshwater fish imaginable! We sell these fish as small (around 1”), medium (around 2”), and large (around 3.5”).

Some fish may be kept with African cichlids, including eels, plecos, larger tetras and barbs.

  • Acei Cichlid - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Acei Cichlid

    Pseudotropheus Acei The Acei cichlid, or yellow tail violet cichlid, is  valued for its unique color pattern. The Acei cichlid has bright yellow fi...

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  • African Cichlid Assortment (Lot of 8)
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    African Cichlid Assortment (Lot of 8)

    African Cichlid Assortment AquariumFishSale selected a mix of pseudotropheus, melanochromis, and labeotropheus that will grow well together and d...

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  • Albino Brichardi Cichlid
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    Albino Brichardi Cichlid

    Brichardi Cichlid Albino The brichardi cichlid is a great example of Lake Tanganyika dwarf cichlids and the albino brichardi is a great example of ...

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  • Altolamprologus Compressiceps Cichlid
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    Altolamprologus Compressiceps Cichlid

    Orange Head Altolamprologus Compressiceps These are bred in a few color variations, AFS generally offers the “orange head” variety. The altolamprol...

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  • Biotecus Fairy Cichlid
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    Biotecus Fairy Cichlid

    Biotecus Fairy Cichlid Biotecus Fairy Cichlids only grow to 1 1/2 inches and are found in small ponds in Brazil. These dwarf cichlids are shy and s...

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  • Black Widow Frontosa - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Black Widow Frontosa

    Black Widow Frontosa The black widow frontosa is variation of the Burundi frontosa bred in Taiwan to bring out a mapping black pattern roughly like...

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  • Borleyi Kadango Cichlid
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    Borleyi Kadango Cichlid

    Borleyi Kadango The borleyi kadango, also called the yellow fin borleyi cichlid, displays bold reds blues and subtle yellows. The borleyi cichlid a...

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  • Brevis Shell Dweller
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    Brevis Shell Dweller

    Brevis Shell Dweller AFS uses a select breeder to bring out the best color for this cute little shell dweller, originally from Lake Tanganyika. The...

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  • Brichardi Cichlid
    $18.49

    Brichardi Cichlid

    Brichardi Cichlid  The brichardi cichlid is a great example of Lake Tanganyika dwarf cichlids. Also called the Fairy Cichlid, the brichardi are one...

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  • Brichardi Cichlid - Daffodil
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    Brichardi Cichlid - Daffodil

    Daffodil Brichardi Cichlid The daffodil is slightly different than the brichardi fairy cichlid, but not much. This variety is a little more difficu...

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  • Buescheri Cichlid
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    Buescheri Cichlid

    Buescheri Cichlid AFS uses a select breeder to bring out the best color for this cichlid, and the larger it gets the better its features. There are...

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  • Buffalo Head Cichlid
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    Buffalo Head Cichlid

    Buffalo Head Cichlid The Buffalo Head Cichlid, also called the Lionhead cichlid or African blockhead, have a distinct fat forehead that earns their...

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  • Bulu Point Tropheus - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Bulu Point Tropheus

    Bulu Point Tropheus The bulu point tropheus moorii, or cherry spot tropheus, displays large cherry red blotches on a black body.  Compatible with o...

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  • Bumblebee Cichlid
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    Bumblebee Cichlid

    Bumblebee Cichlid Just like the name, this "honey" of a fish has the coloration of a bumblebee. The bumblebee cichlid can handle aggressive cichlid...

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  • Buttikoferi Cichlid
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    Buttikoferi Cichlid

    Buttikoferi Cichlid Once this fish gets to ten inches it should be given its own tank or eaten. This is a very aggressive fish and can handle other...

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  • Calvus Cichlid
    $34.49

    Calvus Cichlid

    Calvus Cichlid Orange Ink Fin The calvus cichlid is the most popular Lake Tanganyikan cichlid in the aquarium trade. These fish are bred in a few c...

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  • Caudopunctatus
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    Caudopunctatus

    Neolamprologus caudopunctatus This Tanganyika cichlid with the long name is best known for the colorful small spots on the dorsal and caudal or tai...

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  • Chitimba Thick Bar Cichlid
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    Chitimba Thick Bar Cichlid

    Chitimba Cichlid The beautiful, aggressive, and active chitimba thick bar cichlid originates in the Chitimba Bay in Lake Malawi. These African cich...

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  • Cobalt Blue Cichlid
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    Cobalt Blue Cichlid

    Cobalt Blue Cichlid One of the most popular mbunas due to its solid cobalt blue color and gets along with other zebra cichlids and haplochromis cic...

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  • Compressiceps Cichlid
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    Compressiceps Cichlid

    Compressiceps Cichlid A strange looking fish with the scary nick name Malawi Eye-biter, they are no worse than any other cichlid when it comes to b...

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  • Compressiceps Cichlid Albino
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    Compressiceps Cichlid Albino

    Compressiceps Cichlid Albino Already a strange looking fish with the scary nick name Malawi Eye-biter, the albino compressiceps features red eyes a...

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  • Copadichromis mbenjii
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    Copadichromis mbenjii

    Copadichromis mbenjii The copadichromis azureus mbenjii is a rare cousin of the more common African cichlid borleyi kadango. The copadichromis mben...

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  • Cynotilapia afra Jalo Reef - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Cynotilapia afra Jalo Reef

    Zebra Afra Cichlid The zebra afra cichlid, or dogtooth cichlid, maybe the most colorful of the dwarf cichlids from Lake Malawi. They are pricy but ...

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  • Cyprichromis leptosoma kitumba
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    Cyprichromis leptosoma kitumba

    Cyprichromis leptosoma kitumba The beautiful cyprichromis cichlid is a perfect example of the dither fish. Dithering fish are schooling fish that, ...

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  • Demasoni cichlid (Psuedotropheus demasoni)
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    Demasoni Cichlid

    Demasoni Cichlid Demasoni are beautiful and curious fish, continuously exploring the nooks around the aquarium. They only get to 4” so they are a g...

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  • Dolphin Cichlid
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    Dolphin Cichlid

    Dolphin Cichlid The dolphin cichlid is also called the moori cichlid. This fish really does resemble a dolphin as it matures to 5" and develops a c...

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  • Electric Blue Cichlid
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    Electric Blue Cichlid

    Electric Blue Cichlid The electric blue cichlid is one of the most popular pet fish from Lake Malawi. These cichlids have a peaceful disposition to...

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  • Electric Yellow Cichlid
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    Electric Yellow Cichlid

    Electric Yellow Cichlid The electric yellow cichlid is also called the electric yellow lab. These labs may not make the greatest hunting dogs, but ...

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  • Enantiopus kilesa
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    Enantiopus kilesa

    Enantiopus kilesa Here is another Tanganyikan that is so rare that we have to say the full name - apparently only common fish get common names. Lik...

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  • Frontosa Blue Zaire
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    Frontosa Blue Zaire

    Zaire Blue Frontosa Also know as a Blue Mpimbwe, is rare, difficult to breed, and commands a higher price than other frontosas. In part the demand ...

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  • Frontosa Cichlid
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    Frontosa Cichlid

    Frontosa Cichlid The Frontosa Cichlid lives twenty five years and grows to about one foot. These are splendid cichlids and males grow a distinctive...

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  • Frontosa Red
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    Frontosa Red

    Red Frontosa The red frontosa is variation of the Burundi frontosa bred in Taiwan to bring out a red color on the body of the fish. These frontosas...

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  • Fuelleborni Cichlid Blue
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    Fuelleborni Cichlid Blue

    Blue Fueleborni Cichlid The blue fuelleborni, also called marmelade fuelleborni cichlid, is an algae scaper in the wild but will eat some proteins,...

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  • Fuelleborni Cichlid Orange Blossom
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    Fuelleborni Cichlid Orange Blossom

    Orange Blossom Fuelleborni Cichlid The orange blossom fuelleborni, also called the OB fuelleborni cichlid, is an algae scaper in the wild but will ...

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  • Gold Ocellatus Cichlid
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    Gold Ocellatus Cichlid

    Gold Ocellatus  The gold lamprologus ocellatus cichlid is one of the most desired and hard to find shell dwellers among enthusiasts. These are toug...

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  • Gold Sexfasciatus Cichlid
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    Gold Sexfasciatus Cichlid

    Gold Sexfasciatus Cichlid Gold with banded stripes, these make an attractive fish and hardy enough to keep in a African community. Like the name "i...

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  • Gracilis Brichardi
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    Gracilis Brichardi

    Gracilis Brichardi The Gracilis Brichardi, or simply Gracilis, is a small Lake Tanganyika variation of the larger brichardi cichlid. Gracilis are p...

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  • Hecqui Shell Dweller
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    Hecqui Shell Dweller

    Hecqui Shell Dweller The hecqui shell dweller is similar in behavior to the brevis shell dweller but grows just about one inch larger. The Hecqui S...

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  • Heliantus Cichlid
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    Heliantus Cichlid

    Heliantus Cichlid AquariumFishSale uses a select breeder to bring out the best color for this cichlid, and the larger it gets the better its featur...

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  • Ice Blue Cichlid - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Ice Blue Cichlid

    Ice Blue Zebra Cichlid The Ice Blue Zebra Cichlid, or simply Ice Blue Cichlid, comes from a small area of southern Lake Malawi. Fortunately breede...

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  • Jewel Cichlid - Aquarium Fish Sale
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    Jewel Cichlid

    Jewel Cichlid The  jewel cichlid is an aptly named bright red and reflective spotted African cichlid. These aquarium cichlids are egg layers that r...

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  • Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid
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    Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid

    Dickfeldi Cichlid  AquariumFishSale uses a select breeder to bring out the best color for this cichlid, and the larger it gets the better its featu...

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  • Julidochromis Marlieri Cichlid
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    Julidochromis Marlieri Cichlid

    Julidochromis Marlieri Cichlid The cross hatched pattern of the marlieri cichlid looks more like spots from afar, hence this cichlid is also called...

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  • Julidochromis Ornatus Cichlid
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    Julidochromis Ornatus Cichlid

    Julidochromis Ornatus Cichlid The julidochromis ornatus cichlid, or golden julie, is a small Tanganyikan rock dweller that only gets to about three...

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  • Julidochromis Regani
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    Julidochromis Regani

    Julidochromis Regani Also called the convict juli or simply regani cichlid, these striped slender cichlids belong to a family of small Tanganyikan ...

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  • Kenyi Cichlid
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    Kenyi Cichlid

    Kenyi Cichlid Kenyi cichlids are popular in the African cichlid aquarium due to their relatively friendly disposition and bright colors of the male...

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  • Pelvichromis kribensis
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    Kribensis Cichlid

    Kribensis Cichlid The male kribensis gets a bright purplish red belly so they can be easily distinguished from females. Kribensis, or simply kribs,...

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  • Albino Kribensis - Pelvichromis kribensis
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    Kribensis Cichlid Albino

    Kribensis Cichlid Albino Albino Kribensis is a natural color morph of the Kribensis cichlid. Bright white with some red make these fish stand out ...

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