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  1. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Hi All! I would very very much love to get hold of a colony of Astatotilapia Flaviijosephi. I fully acknowledge my sin in classification here - I know this fish is not generally African. I just thought I'd try here because nobody appears to have done anything in the board including Asia in...
  2. Hi. Im new to holding cichlids and was wondering how many males i should have in my tank. I am mostly conserned about nitrite buildup from the bioload. I am fully commited to weekly water change, but it whould be nice to able to go on a 2 week holiday once a year, and not comming home to a dead...
  3. I have a 48W18D20H aquarium with Malawi Peacocks. My overflow is on the left and return is on the right. What would you suggest would be ideal nozzle placement direction? I currently have a y adapter with loc-line to two flare nozzles pointing slightly up and across towards the overflow. This...
  4. Lake Malawi Species
    Who’s using salts with hap and peacock set ups and which brand did uses see any difference in using the salt
  5. Lake Malawi Species
    My steveni is looking thin to all my other fish it’s eating still been feeding more to see if it’s not eating but seem ok look a lot thinner than all my other fish it’s more down towards the lower end of the fish can try get some pics but finding it hard to get some which could see it Also one...
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