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  1. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hi all, I've started to keep a couple of shell dwellers again last year in a 70 liter aquarium to begin with. After that went really well i set up a 120L for them since there was a lot of offspring. Sadly for a still unknown reason all the fish slowly died off. After consulting with the LFS we...
  2. Lake Malawi Species
    Seen people keeping the 2 species together is there anyone who is doing this with success long term
  3. I've wanted frontosas for a long time. Never really actively pursued it. I've had a 125g ready to stock. Figured what the hey. I finally bit the bullet and ordered. I am super excited to get them. The tank should look pretty empty for awhile. They are headed mybway at about 1.5". Any words of...
  4. Lake Malawi Species
    Ok so as some of you may know I wanted to put crabs in with my african cichlids (acei, yellow lab, red zebra, and eventually kenyi) and people said they weren't a good idea because when they molt the africans would eat them. However, I found a place that sells feeder fiddlers for like 75 cents a...
  5. I recently started a 55 gallon central american cichlid tank with the intent to upgrade to a 75 or 120 at some point. While I intended to have 2 blood parrots with the group, I saw a terribly taken care of Polar Blue Parrot at this one of the shops I check every week so I decided to take her...
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