Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Brichardi Cichlid, Albino

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The Albino cichlids are substrate spawners. They will lay their eggs in caves or PVC pipes that you provide for them. During the mating process, the male becomes extremely aggressive towards other fish in the tank or other sub-dominant males. You should provide the pair with the separate tank to breed them properly. The right breeding temperature is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The female will find a place in the cave or dig a hole in the substrate to lay her eggs. After she lays her eggs, the male will fertilize them. The eggs will hatch in 2-3 days, and the fry will be swimming freely around the tank within a week. The spawning process will repeat every few weeks so if you want to keep the newly hatched fry alive, you will need to remove them from the aquarium. If you leave the fry too long in the aquarium, the female could eat the fry. Then the male could attack and kill the female.
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The Oscar was described by Agassiz in 1831. They are found in South America; the Amazon River Basin, the Parana, the Rio Paraguay, and the Rio Negro. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List. Other common names they are known by are Tiger Oscar, Velvet Cichlid, and Marble Cichlid.The many captive bred color variety names are based on developed coloration and patterning, with some of the best known being the Red Tiger Oscar, Red Oscar, Speckled Red Oscar, Albino Tiger Oscar, and Albino Red Oscar. Other more recent varieties are lutinos and long-finned. There are also some that have even been artificially colored or 'painted' to increase their appeal.Oscars have been introduced into natural waterways in China, Australia, and Florida as a by-product of the aquarium trade. Expansion into many non-native areas is somewhat restricted as they are intolerant of cooler water temperatures. They are a highly valued as a food fish in South America.They inhabit slow moving waters of rivers, canals and ponds with muddy or sandy bottoms, feeding on small fish, crayfish, worms and insect larvae. albino redhead cichlid fish
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Albino Red Oscars Tank Shots, Featured item. #albino #red #oscar #cichlid #cichlids #tankshots #fish #petfish #aquarium #aquariums #freshwater #freshwaterfish #featureditemThe Convict Cichlid is probably ranked number 3 out of all cichlids as far as popularity goes, with Angelfish and Oscars being 1 and 2 respectively. Convict Cichlids have the common name of "convict cichlid" because of the white and black contrasting patterns they sport. Males may be larger than females of the same age and the females may have a pink or orange tint to the belly region. There is an Albino Convict Cichlid as well. This fish can get to be about 4 inches (10 cm) and should do fine in a 20 gallon (78 liters) or larger aquarium.Albino Red Oscars Tank Shots, Featured item. #albino #red #oscar #cichlid #cichlids #tankshots #fish #petfish #aquarium #aquariums #freshwater #freshwaterfish #featureditemThe result of selective breeding is also Albino cichlids, but they can vary in shape and pigmentation. The Albino cichlids can grow up to 5 inches in length. If the Albino cichlids care is good and regular, then they can live up to 9 years. This species of fish is suggested for any fish keeper out there because it is easy to keep, feed, and breed. There are some slight differences between the male and the female of this fish species. The male is slightly larger. He has more developed and elongated anal and dorsal fins as he grows older. He will develop a much larger hump on his forehead than the female. There are several types of Albino cichlids out there. Some of them are Albino cichlids with yellows fins also known as Albino Peacock cichlids. There are also Albino cichlids with orange fins. These Albinos are also known as Albino convict cichlids.The albino cichlids originate from Lake Malawi in Africa. Like any other albino animal, this fish species has a lack of color pigmentation. They are white or pink, and they have red or orange eyes. This fish species can be albinos by nature, or by selective breeding in captivity. Natural Albino cichlids are a product of missing genome. The mix of several other cichlid species is selective breeding.The Pink Convict Cichlid is a pseudo-albino of the Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Convict Cichlid. Sometimes called Zebra Cichlid or Convict Cichlid, this fish is monotone in color, with the female having an orange patch on her stomach. The male is larger, monotone, has a steeper forehead and longer fins. As it ages, the male will acquire a fatty lump on the forehead. A striking addition to any aquarium, they are not recommended for the community tank due to their aggressive tendencies.