Umbee Cichlid (Kronoheros umbriferus)


Umbee Cichlids are another beautiful fish that can liven up your aquarium. These fish have a base color that ranges from brown to olive green. Pops of shimmering turquoise cover the fish from head to tail, resulting in a beautiful display of color in the right conditions.

In the wild, Umbee Cichlids live in rocky streams and lakes. Your aquarium should be modeled after those natural habitats. Include plenty of large rocks for the fish to explore and hide. Some driftwood and plants are good, too.

They prefer temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees. For pH level, Umbee Cichlids like things on the alkali side. Levels between 7.1 and 8.0 are preferred.

This is a fish that does best in solitude. They can live in pairs, but you should never keep two males together. A male and female pair is best. This is especially true if you’re looking to create a bonded pair for breeding.

  • shipping Size: 2 to 3 inches
  • Difficulty: Intermediate-Expert
  • Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons