You’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it to raise cichlids in your freshwater tank. The short answer? Absolutely.
Once you’ve decided to keep cichlids, you might ask yourself next which species of cichlid would be best for your freshwater tank. While you have no shortage of options, the convict cichlid, also known as the zebra cichlid, is one of the most popular species in the Cichlidae species.
This hardy, easy-to-care-for fish is the perfect choice for novice and expert aquarium hobbyists alike. Earning its name from the telltale black and white stripes that run vertically down the fish’s body, the convict cichlid is the fish you should be raising in your freshwater aquarium , regardless of how much experience you have- or don’t have!