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: Local pick up PA is now available again for customers living in areas now in the green phase of reopening. Local pickup is by appointment only at the church parking lot in York, PA. See my local pickup page for more information. The expanded UPS ground one-day delivery area out of Lancaster is now available as well. UPS shipping is on Wednesdays only, except by special request. SWA cargo is available to limited locations. For SWA Cargo, there will need to be several flights from BWI to the airport with the cargo unit on your end. The hours the cargo unit at your end is open must work with the flights. I will check this when I get a request for an SWA Cargo Shipment. Some large size fish is now available again. Please bear with us as we grow out more 2.5 inches and larger fish from our smaller size stock. Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time. 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.