Above: In the picture, a young Premium Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid is swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These are fabulous fish with vibrant colors.
Origin: These Cichlid's ancestors lived in Colombia but now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Behaviors: These Cichlids are usually not aggresive fish.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, some community fish and other less aggressive fish. Click here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. A Penguin 200B is the right size for a 30-galloon aquarium. Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.
Breeding: For these Cichlids, the females lay their eggs on a flat surface. The male fertilizes the eggs, and then they guard and protect their eggs from other tankmates. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Cichlids, including a picture gallery.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 03/21/2015
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.