Welcome to Samaki Kings where we take so much pride and effort in importing and selling African Cichlids of the highest quality. We are constantly expanding our operation and importing beautiful and healthy African Cichlids from only the best suppliers. Our ongoing mission is to supply you with high quality fish and provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.
Our goal is to maintain the highest standards in Cichlid care. Our aim is to keep providing as many different species to the avid hobbyist and those starting out in the hobby of African Cichlids.
We hope to keep the dream of owning wild caught African Cichlids a constant reality.
What started as a hobby has now expanded into sourcing of African Cichlids with dedicated partners in Zambia and Tanzania who supply only the best quality African Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika.
Cichlids are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Cichliformes. Cichlids were traditionally classed in a suborder, Labroidei, along with the wrasses (Labridae), in the order Perciformes but molecular studies have contradicted this grouping. The closest living relatives of cichlids are probably the convict blennies and both families are classified in the 5th edition of Fishes of the World as the two families in the Cichliformes, part of the subseries Ovalentaria. This family is both large and diverse. At least 1,650 species have been scientifically described, making it one of the largest vertebrate families. New species are discovered annually, and many species remain undescribed. The actual number of species is therefore unknown, with estimates varying between 2,000 and 3,000...Read More