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.

Chocolate Cichlid

Facts and Information


The Chocolate Cichlid, also known as the Emerald Cichlid, is originally from the Amazon basin of South America and is now being captive bred. The coloration of these fish at maturity is mostly brown, interspersed with varying shades of red, orange, gold, green and yellow. However, like a chameleon, the coloration of Hypselecara temporalis can vary tremendously between individuals based on a variety of factors including age, diet, etc, as well as during courtship. The Chocolate Cichlid has a prominent black spot on the upper middle back section and another less pronounced spot on the peduncle, or base of the fish’s tail.

PH Levels - 5.2 to 7.2

Hardness Levels - 210 to 530 ppm

Temperature - 76 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Large

Aggression Level - 2

Possible Tankmates - Haps of Lake Malawi, Black Shark

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus