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Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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    So doing my weekly normal Water change and opened up one of my canister filters, cleaned it all as normal in tank water and put everything back in, stupidly filled it back up with normal tap water that I thought I had added prime to but had not!!!! Realising my mistake I added a dose of prime...
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