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.

Convict Cichlid

Facts and Information

convict cichlid

The common name comes from the stripes of old style prison uniforms.  Readily breeds in aquarium settings.  Males have a bright red circle of orange scales just above the anal fin.  This fish is found in Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama in small streams or the backwaters of larger rivers.  Convicts prefer the safety piles of rocks provide and often dart in an out of them to pick food from the water or chase away and intruder.  Sunken roots or driftwood is also a favorite haven.

PH Levels - 6.5 to 8.0

Hardness Levels - 80 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 74 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Medium

Aggression Level - Level 3

Possible Tankmates - Firemouth Cichlid, Black Shark

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus