Many people will have a liking towards the African cichlid species of fishes. Very little is known about the cichlid iconology, behavior, interactions, and evolution. Here are some trends that provide an insight into the life histories of these species and their evolutionary and behavioral alternatives. These species spend all their life history in one habitat that belongs to the species flocks are spectated greatly. But, the groups that live in different habitats are spectated little. Parental care in this species has followed many evolutionary alternatives, and all these are geared to enhance the chances of survival of the fry in the micro-habitats that they belong to.