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  1. Lake Malawi Species
    One of my female yellow lab cichlids (Labidochromis) was hiding in one corner of my tank for 2 days the next thing I know I came home and found her mouth full of eggs. The first day I left her in the main tank but I noticed that the males kept on chasing her. The last time she was holding (was...
  2. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Can I keep a cylinder cichlid alone( without anything else in the tank) as a wet pet? In a 20 gallon, if not I am open to other suggestions. I heard cichlids can stay in a tank alone. Will it fit in a 20? I read had somewhere it will. But I just wanted to check. If not are there any other fish...
  3. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hello, I've managed to source a 45-gallon tank to be the last tank on my breeding rack (others are 35, so this is the bottom tank). I wasn't originally aiming for a tank like this; however, I came across this tank with a tight-fitting lid and working lights for a low price and grabbed it while I...
  4. South American Cichlids
    Can I put a single dwarf pike cichlid in a 20 gallon. Not looking for a trio just a solo cichlid. Is it possible? I read that a group dwarf pike cichlids fit in a 30 or 40 gallon, so I am wondering if just one could live in a 20 gallon regular?
  5. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    How to identify Columnaris vs bloat disease in african cichlids. One of my fish is having whitish lip, bulged abdomen and has stopped eating food. I have started the treatment for bloat, however i want to ensure it doesn't have columnaris. Can someone help me to identify the exact disease here...
  6. Lake Malawi Species
    I have a 55 gallon all male cichlid tank with 5 (3-4 inch) cichlids (all malawi species) and a pleco. I am getting a shipment of 4 more cichlids this coming week and want to make sure my tank is in the best shape possible for my new guys. My main concern is my kh, it is at 7 consistently and...
  7. Lake Malawi Species
    Hi everyone I'm a new fish keeper trying to learn. I started a 36 gallon mbna tank. I walked into a local store & picked up: 1 snow white albino (unsexed) 2 yellow labs (unsexed, one of them has a black horizontal stripe on the fins & the other one is clean yellow. Which indicates based on my...
  8. Lake Malawi Species
    Hey everyone, this is my first post. I have some various questions I hope some people can help me answer or provide their opinions. i have a 55 gallon tank with currently 13 cichlids in it. I have 2 adult M. Lombardoi cichlids, male and female, and 5 juveniles that appear to be female for now...
  9. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Hi, I just got a beautiful mixed african cichlid medium fish yesterday and with anywhere I've looked I have came up empty. How many pellets do I feed him? I currently have him in a 20 gallon tank with water temp at 78° fahrenheit. He's also been just sitting in the bottom corner most of this...
  10. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new to keeping cichlids, earlier I have kept different community fishes like milky koi, goldfish red cap etc. But now I want to have my first cichlid tank. I was thinking to mix mbunas and peacocks cichlids in my tank I have sand gravel by seachem and a lot of hiding spaces...
  11. General African Cichlid Discussion
    I think my frontosa has a blue ram stuck in its mouth! It’s been like this for at least 4 hours! How long does it normally take for it to eat another fish 😩😩😩 Please help! First time frontosa owner! Thanks in advance
  12. South American Cichlids
    so i picked up a juvenile flowerhorn online and of course i knew the risks of getting a female but this guy looks super colorful and is maybe only 2.5 inches long. Might be too early to tell but "he" fights his own reflection a lot and shows lots of aggression in the tank alone by himself. any...
  13. General African Cichlid Discussion
    How do you ID types in Petco assorted cichlid tanks? I know at least the majority of these cichlids are mbuna. Does anyone have any advice on finding out exactly what type of cichlids these are? Any advice would be appreciated from book suggestions to cichlid ID apps. Thank you.
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    This year's Aquatic Experience (AE) will feature an American Cichlid Association fish competition. Each year the AE brings together aquarium product manufacturers and consumers under one roof. Everything that has to do with freshwater and saltwater aquariums is welcome to participate. It is a...
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