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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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  1. Lake Malawi Species
    My dragon blood is not him self everything looks ok with him but he’s not acting the same not eating now and hiding a lot not getting bullied either what I can see from it I have lost 3 fish other the last couple of months to the same effect he’s having I thought it was bloat I treated tank with...
  2. Central American Cichlids
    Hello, This probably a very common question but would someone help me with identifying my fishy gender please? I am trying to get her/him a mate Thanks Dan
  3. Aquarium Decoration (Rocks, Plants and Substrates)
    I got out of the hobby 4 years ago. I did save all the sand from my previous African Cichlid tank. Fast forward to present.... I am starting agin with African Cichlids,,, I want to reuse this sand. Sand is all dried up and was stored in a basement. Will this be ok ? What do I need to do to...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    We have not had a guessing game for a long time, so I thought I would start one. Just a few rules: 1. Has to be a Cichlid! 2. Scientific name required (unless it is such a common aquarium strain that the common name is well known to just about everybody) 3. Should be an actual species, not a...
  5. Purchased a Jack Dempsey cichlid about 2 months ago but as he is growing he is starting resembles a juvenile Texas cichlid. I know these fish can look somewhat similar when they are young. Can anyone identify if I do indeed have a Jack Dempsey or is this little guy truly a Texas cichlid.
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