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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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The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program

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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    We have not had a guessing game for a long time, so I thought I would start one. Just a few rules: 1. Has to be a Cichlid! 2. Scientific name required (unless it is such a common aquarium strain that the common name is well known to just about everybody) 3. Should be an actual species, not a...
  2. I'm getting back into the hobby and want to do it right. I’m double the original budget already (was going to go 75gl) so I’m hoping I have a good plan. Tank: 130-gallon 72x24x24 w/ glass top Background: Universal rocks Texas wall in brown and a few stacking rocks (may do real or fake...
  3. Equipment & Supplies
    Does anyone know where I can get some of the media bags that come with the FX6 and FX4? I can't find them no where. Thanks in advance.
  4. Hi Everyone, I have two beautiful Flowerhorn's in my tanks. I am moving soon and I want to find a home with someone who will really take care of them. I've had them since they were juveniles and would still keep them if it wasn't for my wife. I could always take them to a fish a store but I...
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