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  1. Unidentified Cichlids
    Hi all, I've been trying to find out the name of this guys and any background info on him. I think he's of the Mbuna family or Hogni group? could be totally in the red. LOL Thanks
  2. Hi my cichlid has been growing these weird bumps on his fins and on his body. Not sure what it is and if it’s harmful, but I’m starting to see it spread to my other fish in the tank. I’m not 100% sure if it’s lymphocystis but yea. He had it for about 9 months but now it’s really bad.
  3. I have a 2 year old midas cichlid in 75 gallon tank. 2 fluval 306 canister filters. He has been fine up until 3 weeks ago. He became agitated as if he was stressed out or angry. Everytime i walked into the room he would face the wall away from me as if he was pissed off. Now, he comes to the...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    So my tank has been set up for about 6 months. It was an upgrade from my previous. All is going well but lately algae has been building and building. It’s now over the rocks and all over my 3D back ground. I have the lights on for around 6 hours in the evening the rest of the time lights are...
  5. Lake Malawi Species
    Current in Mbuna Tank...? I am planning on introducing fish into my new 55 gallon tank this weekend. The tank is well cycled, all levels are perfect, and have been constant for almost 2 months now. I am a bit concerned that the current in my tank might be a bit strong. I have a 528 gallon...
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