Can African cichlids live in freshwater?

Can African cichlids live in freshwater?

Happy and healthy African cichlids can live for several years, making them a good investment for any freshwater aquarium.

What size tank do I need for African cichlids?

A good rule of thumb for African Cichlids is to get at least a 4-foot-wide aquarium. African cichlids do better when crowded with other African cichlids, but they should be monitored for aggressive behavior and removed if needed.

What kind of water do African cichlids like?

African cichlids need a water temperature of 75-85°F and a pH of 7.8-8.6 should keep most species healthy. Africa’s great lakes have quite hard water, 4-6 dH, so try not to use soft water in your tank.

Can angelfish live with African cichlids?

Angelfish are a relatively peaceful species so they are best kept with species that have a similar temperament. Even small cichlids like rams, Krib’s cichlids and keyholes can cohabitate peacefully with angelfish.

Which African cichlids are the most colorful?

African Rift Lake Cichlids are among the most colorful, active and hardy freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby. Their colors rival those of many saltwater fish, and their elaborate mating and brood care behavior are fascinating to watch.

Can 2 cichlids live together?

The answer to whether you can keep South American Cichlids with African Cichlids is an outright No! These two are the most aggressive Cichlids around and they are known to fight for territorial control. Smaller fish that evolved from the same region are less aggressive, hence they can live safely together in a tank.

What kind of moulding does Africa tanks use?

Africa Tanks is a new water tank manufacturer entering the market with a worldwide proven manufacturing process. The process is called Extrusion Blow moulding and is widely used in other parts of Africa, Europe and the East.

Are there any HDPE water storage tanks in South Africa?

We are the only manufacturers of three-layer HDPE water storage tanks in South Africa Black inner layer that prevents light from coming inside the tank, which prevents algae and bacteria growth Colors – Green, Sahara, Grey (Any color can be manufactured on a client’s request – T’s & C’s apply) Why Choose Africa Tanks?

What kind of water does an African cichlid need?

The water in the aquarium should be moving, but the filter outlet will be enough to create a small current. Species from rivers might appreciate water or an air pump to create a stronger current. African cichlids need a water temperature of 75-85°F and a pH of 7.8-8.6 should keep most species healthy.

What should I Feed my African cichlid tank?

Since cichlids are omnivorous, you can occasionally supplement their diets with fresh vegetables, blood worms or a little raw hamburger meat as treats. African cichlids prefer rather crowded tanks with lots of natural rocks and plants.

Can a African cichlid live in a South American tank?

It’s tempting to house African cichlids in the same tank as South American cichlids since they look similar. However, they require different care, and will likely fight. Bottom-feeding fish that are large enough to defend themselves will most likely be left alone, such as African catfish.

What should the water temp be for an African cichlid?

The freshwater lakes and rivers that these fish reside in have hard water. Therefore, they need a pH range of 6.5 to 8.5. The exact number is more specific to the type of fish. The ideal water temp for African cichlids is a fairly flexible range between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.