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  1. Hi there Are there any reliable pics, maybe first hand aquarium resident type, of the Labeotropheus Trewavasae Chirwa Island females. Males if you are them as well. This pic is from a recommended vendor. I actually like this females look. Can anyone confirm or deny the coloration? Thank...
  2. Lake Malawi Species
    So this is a first for me, I have a red zebra who has been holding since the 5th at the earliest the 9th at the latest. So if I'm right about the 5th then tomorrow will be 21 days. Anyways I removed her to an isolation tank waaaay to early. I have two water heaters in her 10 gallon and it's...
  3. Hi there Standard 6ft 125 gallon tank. What is the possibility of successfully keeping breeding groups of Venustus, Moorii and Borleyi? Or maybe a Red Empress or Taiwan Reef group instead of the Borleyi? Is this a recipe for heartache? Thanks Jim
  4. I recently acquired a 40gallon tank set up with some (what I was told) African cichlids. The previous owner passed and his wife knew nothing about them. I'm new to the hobby, so I want to get more info. I believe these to be Malawi cichlids, but want to ask if anyone can identify them. I have...
  5. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    I'm having trouble with some of my zebra mbunas hiding and not eating. Maybe it has something to do with the species because all my acei, labs, and rusties are doing fine. I suspect that it might be bloat again because the dominant one has just stopped eating as well, but was wondering if it...
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