Freshwater Tropical Fish

Freshwater Tropical Fish give you an escape, without even leaving your armchair. With all of their different colours and distinct personalities, there’s never a dull moment. (Just look at their names.) We challenge you to look away. Heck, why bother?

This fish family, which will require a heater set to about 25C, is divided into four groups:

Community Tropical Fish
These scaly sidekicks are generally peaceful and easy to keep.

African Cichlids
Bright colourful fish of different sizes. But don’t let ’em fool you – they can be aggressive.

South American Cichlids
Beautiful fish, but be prepared – some can grow quite large, and they might be a bit aggressive – because they can be, fishies.

Odd Bods
It’s all in the name, fish-lovers. These guys come in various types, but all have a head-turning appearance that adds to the fun. The weirder, the better, we say!

Altolamprologus Compressiceps

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 10 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Cyphotilapia Frontosa

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Floating or Sinking Pellets, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size More than 25 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Cyprichromis leptosoma

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios, Schooling Fish
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 15 cm
Temperament Generally Peaceful

Cyrtocara Moorii

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Generally Peaceful

Electric Blue

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Generally peaceful

Julidochromis Regani Kaches

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Labidochromis Electric Yellow

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Melanchromis Auratus

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Floating or Sinking Pellets, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 15 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Melanochromis Maingano

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Single Fish
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Aggressive fish likely will fight

Neolamprologus brichardi

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 10 cm
Temperament Generally Peaceful

Neolamprologus leleupi

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 15 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Peacock Blue

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Rusty Cichlid

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios, Single Fish
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes

Transcriptus Gombe

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Flakes, Frozen food, Granules, Live food
Size Up to 15 cm
Temperament Generally peaceful

Tropheus Duboisi Juvenile

Fish Species African Cichlids
Group Size Pairs/Trios
Feeding Algae Eater, Flakes
Size Up to 20 cm
Temperament Can be aggressive sometimes