Dwarf Cichlids

Dwarf Cichlids

Apistogramma borellii “Opal” – Picture by Dornenwolf

Dwarf cichlids are small members of the cichlid family.  Generally, dwarfs are considered to be 3 inches and under, but each individual has their own opinion and exception to the rule. Some varieties such as the Apistogramma and Pelvicachromis are almost universally accepted as dwarfs.  When looking from a wider perspective, there are numerous species of “dwarf cichlids”. Ex: Nanochromis, Dicrossus, Mikrogeophagus, Nannacara, Laetacara, etc.

  • Apistogramma
  • Pelvicachromis
  • Mikrogeophagus
  • Nannacara