West African Dwarfs
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » West African Dwarfs

West African Dwarfs

This is a discussion on West African Dwarfs within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> When you hear African cichlids, the thought of beautiful, colorful and MEAN!! comes to mind as well as the 3 lakes that hold these ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Oscar
Oscar
Bolivian Ram
Bolivian Ram
Reply
Old 07-17-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
JIM
 
West African Dwarfs

When you hear African cichlids, the thought of beautiful, colorful and MEAN!! comes to mind as well as the 3 lakes that hold these little tigers, however Africa holds many more beautiful cichlids beyond these. In the streams and rivers of West Africa. within about 200 miles of the coast are found some of the most colorful cichlids of Africa, In soft relatively high ph water is found the West African Dwarfs.The dwarf Pelvicachromis forms are pulcher, roloffi, subocellatus, sacrimontis and taeniatus. Red, Blue, and Yellow, are the most commonly found in your local pet stores.They are detritus eaters in nature, graze almost non stop , so if you like to see alot of activity in your tanks these will do nicely, but they also will take small meaty foods like blood worms and brine shrimp.The taeniatus, are probably the most varied in color and are my personal favorite. These fish are easy breeders, and a couple of pairs in a small tank would make anyones home a nice added attraction, especially if coupled with some nice plants and driftwood from Sweet Aquatics :)

Last edited by JIM; 07-17-2009 at 06:14 PM..
JIM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another (Sort of) West African Community tophat665 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 04-30-2009 10:54 AM
West Virginia and Snowing! Cassie_KY Introduce Yourself 6 01-05-2008 09:37 PM
something you guys in west US should look at tangy Off Topic Discussions 5 07-15-2007 07:24 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.