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Princess Cichlids are pairing fish. It’s a beautiful fish with a uniform beige coloration and distinct eye markings. Needs several hiding places (caves). Best kept in a small group with 6 or more. Juveniles up to 2.5 cm help guard younger siblings. We at Coburg Aquarium stock a huge selection of aquarium fish online.


Features of Princess Cichlids:

  • Two black spots behind and below the eyes, along with a third spot of yellow-orange
  • There are also highlights of metallic blue around the eyes and at the edge of the fins


The Best Aquarium Size for Princess Cichlid:

Princess cichlids are schooling fish. For a species only tank, a minimum of 75 litres is suggested. However, a larger tank of 200L or more would be required if mixing with other species.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Princess cichlids can be kept in spacious aquariums with other medium-sized species, such as Julidochromis ornatus. However, it is preferable to keep them in a single-species group in a dedicated aquarium.

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 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.

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    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.