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Unidentified Cichlids

Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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    I'm moving my fish from a 46 planted bow to a 20 planted high. I've reduced the population down to 5 harlequin rasbora, 7 neon tetra, 3 male guppies, 1m swordtail, 6 bronze corydora, 2 BN pleco, 12 amano shrimp, 12 cherry shrimp. Do I need to reduce more and can I put any of these fish with 1 m...
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    I brought this up on another thread but didn't want to hijack the thread so I'm starting a new thread for the question. I know that Epsom salt acts as a laxative. Could it help to prevent bloat?
  3. Central American Cichlids
    My new rescue. Picked this guy up for free from a local place free of charge. Took him out of a cramped, overstocked tank and gave him a home all his own. He clearly appears to be a male (but I'm always open for correction). I have yet to name him. Around 6 inches in length and very well...
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  5. Lake Malawi Species
    Looking for a some good quality fish supplier in the uk
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