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General African Cichlid Discussion

For general questions and issues. Post here if you are unsure of their origin or if you have questions about mixing.
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Lake Malawi Species

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Unidentified Cichlids

Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program

The purpose of the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program is to encourage hobbyists worldwide to devote tank space to one or more species-at-risk, while forming an information network between aquarists, scientists and conservationists. Hosted by C.A.R.E.S. speaker Klaus Steinhaus
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