The pets below have been tagged and categoriezed as cichlid. Choose one from the list to learn more about the animal. Post comments, and questions on the following page. If you think a pet has been miscategorized, or if you would like to share your photos do so via the contact page. Thanks!

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Angelfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 6 in
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Angelfish, scientifically known as Pterophyllum, are a member of the Cichlid family, though by appearance, they are different from many others in the famil...[Read More]

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Oscar

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 18 in
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Oscars of all colors and patterns are from the same species Astronotus Ocellatus. They are part of the larger Cichlid family and are available in a number ...[Read More]

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Pictus Catfish

Type: Fish
Size: 1 to 5 in
Lifespan: 4 to 8 years
The pimelodus pictu, better known as the pictus catfish is a freshwater catfish species commonly with a grey and black spotted body. These fish originated ...[Read More]