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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. Lake Victoria Basin West African Madagascar Asian
    I am often wishing this forum had more members actually sharing their tank updates/pictures etc, so I’m going to try and do that for mine! I started a 55G a month or so ago and just stocked it yesterday. Found a decent deal on a full 55G setup and decided to try my hand at a full dirted tank...
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  5. Hi. Im new to holding cichlids and was wondering how many males i should have in my tank. I am mostly conserned about nitrite buildup from the bioload. I am fully commited to weekly water change, but it whould be nice to able to go on a 2 week holiday once a year, and not comming home to a dead...
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