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Princess cichlid daffodil is an ideal cichlid or for any aquarist to keep.  A school of these beautiful fish makes an elegant display. With its color, form and adaptability. It is moderately easy to care for as long it has the proper sized aquarium and the right tank mates. A huge selection of aquarium fish is avaliable in our online store.


Features of Princess Cichlids:

  • The light tan body is is adorned with a lyre shaped tail and blue tipped fins extending into with long flowing filaments
  • It is washed with hints of yellow and bluish spots and has two crescents just behind bright icy blue eyes 

The Best Aquarium Size for Princess Cichlid Daffodil:

We recommend to keep this fish in a aquarium of at least 50L. These are a schooling fish that pair off only to breed, so are actually best kept in a group. A larger tank of 200L or more would be required if mixing with other species. If you have budget and room, the bigger tank is always the better!

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Princess cichlids Daffodil are generally peaceful and non aggressive with their own kind. They are not inclined to quarrel with others except when spawning, and then are very territorial.

Other good tankmates for Princess cichlids are

     Coburg Aquarium, specialised in different species of live fish.


    Feeding :

    A quality cichlid pellet, cichlid flakes that sinks to the bottom of the tank should be the foundation of their diet along with supplements of meat and vegetables. Live insects that sink to the bottom are also good, as are live or frozen cichlid food,  brine shrimp and Daphnia, or common water fleas.

    Check out our High Quality Fish Foods designed for Cichlid


    Princess Cichlid Daffodil Fish Tank Setup:

    Aquarium Filtration

    Filters are preferable. These fish can take a decent current, so almost any filtration system will work.


    These tropical fish will need warmer water, so a heater is desirable in winter. A thermometer is also recommended to ensure the temperature is correct. 


    Artificial lighting is recommended, cichlids may like a system that dims or can be customized to match their native habitat.

    Plants for Cichlid

    Live plants are a great idea. You should choose only hardy plants because cichlids have a habit of digging and disturbing foliage.

    Interested in Live Plants for your aquariums? Click here to see more Fish Live Plant 

    Decorations for Cichlid

    Silk Plants, large rocks, caves, and hollow decorations are good choices. And don’t forget the driftwood, They love driftwood. The more elaborate your setup, the better!

    After more nice quality decorations?  Check our Aquarium Ornaments.


    Sandy, or rocky substrate

    A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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    Aquarium Set-up Service:

    Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

    Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.