Central American Cichlids: Species Profiles, Setup & Breeding
Central American Cichlids are a popular and colorful addition to any aquarium. They are a diverse group of freshwater fish from various habitats, such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, and wetlands throughout Central America.
As with other Cichlidae species, these brightly colored fish have been popular in the aquarium hobby for many years due to their vibrant colors and interesting behaviors. Some popular Central American Cichlids include the Convict Cichlid, the Jack Dempsey, Texas Cichlid, and the Firemouth Cichlid.
Central American Cichlids are known for their bold personalities and willingness to interact with their owners. Compared to South American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids are usually more aggressive and grow larger.