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  2. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Hi All! I would very very much love to get hold of a colony of Astatotilapia Flaviijosephi. I fully acknowledge my sin in classification here - I know this fish is not generally African. I just thought I'd try here because nobody appears to have done anything in the board including Asia in...
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