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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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  1. Central American Cichlids
    Hi looking for stock ideas looking at central american cichlids I have convict what will be good to go with him THX
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Hi all. I was at work all day today, and when i got home, got all settled in, had dinner, and then went to feed my cichlids at their normal time, i found one of my mbuna dead.. :( I am not sure what happened obviously, but i was wondering if there was any obvious sign of any kind of infection...
  3. Lake Malawi Species
    I just got my first African Cichlids for my new tank (It is fully cycled). I had to have them shipped since I have no good fish stores near me. They are doing really well, look so healthy and happy. The only concern I have is that many of them have very minor rips in their fins (I'm guessing...
  4. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Sorry for creating a new thread, however I would like to ask if Blood Parrots and Peacock cichlids are comptaible. I know that they have Diffrent water parameters but I believe BP's can adjust to Diffrent water parameters as long as it's not too far from their normal ones. I have another...
  5. DIY - Projects & Ideas
    Hey, so I went to go and change out substrate on one of my 75g tanks, and found the bottom seals to be ripped and torn off (Date code i think is 1207) I spent the weekend removing the top brace, and all the silicon on the inside of my tank, and brace (many hours) Then wiped everything down with...
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