The convict cichlid is the easiest cichlid to care for. Convict cichlids are very hardy and can adapt to almost any water condition. They’re also voracious eaters. They’re not picky and will eat anything smaller than them. Convicts also pair off and spawn easily.
With that said, they’re not the best cichlid for community tanks, and you need to be careful when choosing tank mates for them. Additionally, because they’re quick breeders, you need a larger tank to prepare for their fry.
Aside from convicts, here are some other easy-to-care-for cichlids:
- Kribensis cichlids
- African cichlids
- Firemouth cichlids
- Cockatoo cichlids
- Yellow lab cichlids
- Rainbow cichlids