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For general questions and issues. Post here if you are unsure of their origin or if you have questions about mixing.
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Unidentified Cichlids

Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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    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. 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...
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