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Central American Cichlids

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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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  1. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    I've been treating my fish with metro according to the library (250mg per 10gal) for 5 days and have noticed that all the affected fish have just started coming up to feed again. The article recommends to start feeding with metro soaked food and I was wondering if I could continue water...
  2. Central American Cichlids
    My local LFS had a cichlid in from a surrender that they couldn’t identify. It’s shaped like most CA cichlids and it’s bottom half is jet black and top half is a bluish silver. No stripes or spotting. Any idea what it could be? I’m realizing now that I should have took a picture, I’ll probably...
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