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Central American Cichlids

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General African Cichlid Discussion

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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Lake Malawi Species

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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. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Before going to bed last night I noticed one of the new pictus cats I got was acting a little off and I was preparing to possibly find him dead soon but this morning when I woke up I saw his tail sticking out of my JDs mouth. My JD is about 7 inches and female and the pictus cat was probably...
  2. Central American Cichlids
    Before going to bed last night I noticed one of the new pictures cats I got was acting a little off and I was preparing to possibly find him dead soon but this morning when I woke up I saw his tail sticking out of my JDs mouth. My JD is about 7 inches and female and the pictus cat was probably...
  3. Hi all, Figured I’d ask the experts around here! I received a pair of amazing Cockatoo Cichlids and my local LFS were selling them as a pair (Male and Female). When I got home, I did my research on them and noticed that my female wasn’t looking like other females online. Could you please all...
  4. South American Cichlids
    I’ve sourced a pair of supposed Bimaculata. i understand they’re extremely rare, this man said that he traveled to Guyana and captured the parents himself. anyone aware of care requirements? Any special treatment? I understand they prefer very soft water but there’s not much info online
  5. Hi all, (it might be a bit long, please bear with me :) It's been 3 years since I started my first malawi cichlid tank where 20 yellow lab fries and 6 star sapphire fries happily lived together for almost 2 years. They all grew really well (not even 1 death in 2 years!!!) and got me so...
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