The firemouth cichlid is a long time favorite amongst beginner aquarists because of its unique red throat. These fish do best with other larger cichlids but be sure to leave plenty of room for them to have their territory.
An easy breeder as well, the firemouth cichlid is usually a good parent and will often raise their own fry with little to no work.
The oscar fish is a popular freshwater cichid originating from the Amazon in South America. Full grown, these fish can easily reach 12 inches and are capable of eating smaller fish.
Oscars are best kept in a non-planted tank as they will most likely dig up or chew on them.
They come in a few different colored patterns usually consisting of red, white, and black.