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  1. I have a 75 gallon tank with 4 cichlids all under 4 inches. I have a Jack Dempsey, Convict, Salvini and Green Terror. There is also a Royal Pleco of similar size in there with them. All of the fish have established a territory/pecking order. The JD is a little skittish and the Salvini tends to...
  2. South American Cichlids
    I have a young pair of GBR's who have spawned for the first time in a 75 gal community tank. They dug a pit and deposited eggs. The male appears to be the one to fan and guard the nest. The strange thing is the female repeatedly goes to one leaf of Jungle Val, pecks at it many times, then...
  3. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    I love my JD, and now he is broken. Everytime I come near the tank, he charges and strikes glass to get my attention. And 2 days ago he did exactly that, and the next minute he was going around in tight circles non stop, like chasing its tail. After about 5 minutes of that he began floating...
  4. South American Cichlids
    Is it normal for my green sevrum to be like this
  5. Hi. Im new to holding cichlids and was wondering how many males i should have in my tank. I am mostly conserned about nitrite buildup from the bioload. I am fully commited to weekly water change, but it whould be nice to able to go on a 2 week holiday once a year, and not comming home to a dead...
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