Umbrella Cichlid

Live FishSKU: Umbrella-Cichlid

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£6.49


Umbrella Cichlid

These slightly aggressive Umberella Cichlid fish is a great addition to a lively aquarium. Good, soft water conditions are best for these species.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.


  • Approx. size: 2-3cm
  • Maximum size: 7.5cm
  • Origin: South America
  • Ideal number kept together: 5+

    Water conditions
    pH: 5-8
    Hardness: 18–268 ppm
    Temperature: 20–26 °C

    Ease of care
    Moderate. Will need a strong filter because they are messy but like good water conditions.
    Grazers and pellet can be given regularly. Frozen & live food like Daphnia and Bloodworm should be also given to help enhance the colours.
    Community of similar size with no long fined fish. They can be slightly aggressive so caution is advised. Should not be placed with other Apistogramma.
    Breeding/ Sex
    Moderate. They lay eggs in small crevices or cavities. Male Umbrella Cichlids are larger and more colourful than females.
    Life Span
    They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

    To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

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