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  1. Hi, I've had an mbuna tank for quite a few years; here's the situation: I just moved houses with a 75 gallon aquarium containing 6 mbuna cichlids. It's been over one and a half months since I moved. For the first few weeks, things seemed to be a bit better than they were in the old house. I had...
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    hi! i was hoping to get some advice/answers/help with this guy. I recently ordered this yellow fin mbamba from an online cichlid shop. Once I got him situated in my take i noticed he had black spots on his face and body. i immediately took him out and put him in a quarantine tank, where i kept...
  3. Unidentified Cichlids
    I saw this orange fish in an African cichlid tank on Instagram. All the fish in the tank look happy but this looks pretty different than the other cichlids. Any guesses? TIA!
  4. Central American Cichlids
    My LFS got some nice looking Salvini's in and I have always thought they were a cool fish but I don't know if they would work with my set up. Just how aggressive are they? Some people say they evil little fellows at the best of times and others say a single salvini isn't all that aggressive...
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