List of cichlid fish of South America

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This is a list of South American cichlid species that are commonly kept by aquarists.

Cichlid species
Pic Common name Species Region Size Aggression Level Description
Green Terror Aequidens rivulatus NW South America 1 foot moderate Bottom Males grow much larger than females
Oscar Astronotus ocellatus Amazon Basin and The Guianas 18 inches Midwater commonly thought to be aggressive, but not really