The Tanganyika Cichlid scale is a guide for beginners to understand the aggression of their Cichlids.

1 = not aggressive
5 = medium aggression
10 = very aggressive

All listing are generalization of genus.

Please consider that the more fish you have in the tank the less aggressive your fish tend to be!

How aggressive your fish are can be a result of which fish is the boss of the tank.

Please get Your instructional Cichlid DVD guide for more information on Cichlid keeping!

Please email us your opinion on the aggression of each type of cichlid, so we can update our Tanganyika Cichlid scale!

1
Cyhotilapia

2
Cyprichromis
Gnathochromis
Triglachromis

3
Ectodus
Enantiopus
Lestradea

4
Chalinochromis
Greenwoodochromis
Haplotaxodon
Julidochromis
Microdontochromis
Paracyprichromis
Telmatochromis
Xenochromis
Xenotilapia

5
Altolamprologus
Asprotilapia
Aulonocranus
Baileychromis
Bathybates
Benthochromis
Callochromis
Cardiophrynx
Ctenochromis
Cunningtonia
Cyathopharynx
Hemibates
Interochromis
Lamprologus
Ophthalmotilapia
Reganochromis
Tangachromis
Teltrematocara
Tylochromis

6
Grammatotria
Lichnochromis
Limnotilapia
Lobochilotes
Variabilichromis

7
Boulengerochromis

8
Neolamprologus
Simochromis

9
Eretmodus
Lepidiolamprologus
Orechromis
Spathodus
Tanganicodus
Tropheus

10
Perissodus
Petrochromis
Pecodus

Colated by Paul Talbot