Benga
Tanzania
Fire Hap
Bicolor 500
White Top
Sulfer Head
Lwanda
Ruby Red
Ngara
Venustus
Intermedius

Welcome to Cichlids Are Special

Welcome to the Colorful World of African Cichlid Fish. CAS is your #1 source for high-quality African Cichlid fish at reasonable prices. We not only sell these fish, but we also try to advise our customers, on our forum, on which fish work best together and how best to keep these fish. We take pride in our customer service and do everything we can to make your fish purchase enjoyable. The best way to contact us for Customer Service is by email at Support@CichlidsAreSpecial.com. Check us out and like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CichlidsAreSpecial/. Spread the word about our fish to your friends that keep fish.

Corona Virus Update: We will be shipping orders by UPS only on Wednesdays and if necessary Thursdays out of York, PA. The ground area out of york does not include northern NJ, New York City, Long Island, Southwestern CT, Eastern OH including the Cleveland area and northwestern PA. If you are outside of my york one day ground, you need to use UPS Next Day Saver or wait until the state closure rules are lifted. No local pickups until the state closure is lifted. You can choose to ship a local pick up for the extra shipping or wait until the closure is over. No shipping by SWA Cargo due to limited cargo unit hours. Our office will be closed other than to answer emails. Thank you for your patience at this difficult time. Stay home, enjoy your fish, and stay safe

ATTENTION: We do NOT operate a physical store location, but we do offer local pickups at a nearby location by appointment only.


We carry primarily community tank African Cichlids that can be mixed together to produce an extremely colorful tank. Please visit our compatibility chart for more information about mixing these type of fish in a community tank.

GOAL:  To carry, maintain, and sell one of the largest variety of high-quality African Cichlid Community Tank fish stock available in the Mid-Atlantic Region at reasonably affordable prices.

MISSION:  To provide quality African Cichlid Fish and a few other types of Aquarium fish to the hobbyist at a fair price and with excellent customer service.