Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Compressiceps Cichlid

Facts and Information


This fish is commonly referred to as "Haplochromis compressiceps" in the aquarium hobby.  It is also known as the infamous Malawi Eye Biter for its habit of targeting the eyes of its prey.  It is very common in the aquarium hobby and widespread throughout Lake Malawi as well as Lake Malombe and the upper Shire River.

PH Levels - 7.4 to 8.2

Hardness Levels - 160 to 530 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Large

Aggression Level - 3

Possible Tankmates - Haps of Lake Malawi, Trinidad Plecostomus

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus