Best South American Cichlids for Beginners. The following species are the easiest to keep, as they will not grow too large and have easy to achieve water parameters. They are also the least aggressive among all cichlids.

Best South American Cichlids for Beginners. The following species are the easiest to keep, as they will not grow too large and have easy to achieve water parameters. They are also the least aggressive among all cichlids.

Colorful South American Cichlids | ... cichlids are a perfect case for two things why cichlids are a niche

Colorful South American Cichlids | ... cichlids are a perfect case for two things why cichlids are a niche

Regular Severum - Buy Neotropical and South American Cichlids at AquariumFish.net, a Cichlid Dealer.

Regular Severum - Buy Neotropical and South American Cichlids at AquariumFish.net, a Cichlid Dealer.

Geophagus pellegrini yellow humphead. photo credit: Lee Koon Lee. The yellow hump eartheater also known as Geophagus pellegrini is a gorgeous South American cichlid from Columbia.

Geophagus pellegrini yellow humphead. photo credit: Lee Koon Lee. The yellow hump eartheater also known as Geophagus pellegrini is a gorgeous South American cichlid from Columbia.

The Jack Dempsey Cichlids seen in the hobby for the most part (unless wild caught) are farm raised in the USA. They can grow to be 8"-12", aggressive, & territorial. They are carnivorous and can be ferocious eaters.

The Jack Dempsey Cichlids seen in the hobby for the most part (unless wild caught) are farm raised in the USA. They can grow to be 8"-12", aggressive, & territorial. They are carnivorous and can be ferocious eaters.

Earth Eater 'leucosticta', Satanoperca leucosticta Species Profile, Earth Eater 'leucosticta' Care Instructions, Earth Eater 'leucosticta' F...

Earth Eater 'leucosticta', Satanoperca leucosticta Species Profile, Earth Eater 'leucosticta' Care Instructions, Earth Eater 'leucosticta' F...

Gold Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid (freshwater, South American rivers) -- I have a pair of adult gold sevs in my large aquarium along with other tank mates. The most peaceful of the cichlids.  Big beauties.

Gold Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid (freshwater, South American rivers) -- I have a pair of adult gold sevs in my large aquarium along with other tank mates. The most peaceful of the cichlids. Big beauties.

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