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  1. Peacock Cichlid Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I am very new to this forum and am looking for some information regarding a 55gal tank I am setting up. After much research, I have hopefully settled on a Peacock cichlid tank. However, I am finding conflicting answers regarding stocking and I am looking for some straight forward...
  2. albino African clawed frog tried to eat cory

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I have two albino African clawed frogs. Both are around half a year old (from the time I purchased them). After some many months of having Cory catfish as a sort of clean-up crew, one of my frogs thought it was a good idea to try eating one of the corys (the biggest one of the two, of course)...
  3. African Cichlid issue (Aggression and Stocking)

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi, I've had a 55 gallon tank and a 30 gallon tank for around 2 years now. In the 30 gallon I have 12 African Cichlids, and a single tiny one on its own in a breeding tank. In the 55 gallon one i have 6 Cichlids, 5 males and one female. I also have a catfish. (Yes i understand that I have way...
  4. African Butterflyfish

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hi all, I have a medium planted plants are still filling out) 20L tank. It currently is housing some African dwarf frogs, some Juilli Cory Cats and a couple of nerites. I'd love to get something for the top of the tank. I was recommended, and saw for sale, some African Butterfly fish. I've...
  5. My African Cichlid has hole in the head disease!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had this cichlid since the beginning of January, and for the first couple of months, he looked fine and was swimming around and finding his own little hiding spots. By the way, I switched from a 10 gal. to a 29 gal. about 3 weeks ago. It is only a blue gourami in with him and they seem to...
  6. New 55 Gal Tank Setup for African Cichlids.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium So i cleaned out my 55 Gal tank, painted the back Black, laid out the rockwork, connected a Fluval 406 Canister filter (bck right corner) and have a Topfin 60 HOB filter on the back left. used Pool Filter Sand and Aragnite for...
  7. Lake Tanganyikan style tank?

    Hello all! My parent's family friend is giving us his old tank! It's about 50-60 gallons-HUGE! (by my standards :-D) and I'm thinking of turning it into a kind of African cichlid kind of tank. I like the Calvus, the Julies, the Labidochromis, and some other fish. I also like the Peacock...
  8. Male or Female for all the African Experts??

    Not the best photo he/she is a busy bee. This cichlid is a Star Sapphire Placidochromis "Phenochilus Tanzania". Hoping for a male as they are beautiful as an adult. Looking for some expert opinoins. Will try to upload a better pic soon.
  9. Cichlids Hiding

    Hi i have a 30 gallon with 8 mixed african cichlids. They seem to be hiding a lot. the only time they are active is when i feed them. Other than that only 1 or 2 are active while others are hiding. PLEASE HELP!
  10. African Dwarf Frog Mating??

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I think I may have just interupted my African Dwarf Frogs Mating. At first it looked like the little one was attacking the bigger one. The bigger one was upside down and the little one was bear hugging it. So I got a net and scooped them out and put them in a separate bowl. After that I...
  11. "Hey there" from South Africa.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I started keeping fish when I was about 8 years old. I was walking through the shopping centre with my father and I saw the pet shop. My father said we could go in and have a look. Guess what caught my eye! A little Blood Red Siamese Fighting Fish. My father saw me taking an interest and...