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Unidentified Cichlids

Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program

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  1. Hi everyone I just put 4 more male peacocks in me all male tank so only a total of 8. I have a concern about my dragon blood being a tank boss chases everyone and really goes after the other dragon blood. I feel bad cause he's been hiding and suggestions?? I don't want to lose any of them.
  2. Lake Malawi Species
    About a month ago I stocked a 90g with 10 yellow labs, 9 yellow tail acei, 9 rusties, and 8 pearl zebras. Most of the zebras and acei are are around 1.5-2 inches. Most of the labs and rusties are around 1-1.5 inches. I am worried about some of the fish not eating enough and/or dying off. In...
  3. South American Cichlids
    Hi all :) new here, and new to cichlids I currently have a 576l planted tank, with 112l sump. So far I have 50 cardinal tetras and 11 bronze corys and 6 ottocinclus in there. Also 10 amanos, they're getting pretty big now, and a brunch of rcs.. I was wondering if any of you have any...
  4. Hi All, I have been wanting to setup a 100 gallon tank (6' x 1.5' x 1.5') for some 16 Tropheus Cichlids. However, I have a problem with my water parameters. I have very high phosphates and silicates. Eventually, I get green water at high light or brown algae at low light. I've decided on...
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