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  1. Stock the 55 G with Mbuna!

    Cichlids
    I have a community setup, but looking to make a transition to cichlids.. -FILTRATION: Currently have an emperor 280 and Aquaclear 70 HOB filters...calculates to about 10x turnover/hour. Pretty good, but I've heard many switch to canister filters with cichlids...?? Do they work better? Do i need...
  2. Setting up new tank and would like help on compatible African Mbuna cichlids

    Cichlids
    I recently purchased a 55 gallon aquarium and want to stock it with lake Malawi Mbuna cichlids. In the research I have been doing it stresses being careful that the cichlids are compatible. I would like as colorful as possible with red, blue, and yellow. From what I have read most blue cichlids...
  3. Cichlid stuck in hiding place with gash on its belly

    Cichlids
    I have an African Cichlid that is seemingly stuck in this coral hiding place. I have tried getting it out but it won't budge. The worrying thing is that it has this bloodless gash on its underside. It is roughly oval shaped and the color of the rest of its underside with a darker, deeper spot...
  4. High nitrates in red devil tank

    Cichlids
    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/members/45632/album/rex-4966/rex-31353.jpgHi all! This is my first post, I have been looking to find someone who can help me with some problems I have been having with my red devil cichlid, Rex. ANY HELP OR ADVISE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!! I recently...
  5. What African Cichlid is this?!

    Cichlids
    He is in a tank with a yellow lab and They seem to be doing great. He has named himself the alpha male and claimed most of the tank as his. He's not mean, just chases the yellow lab around when he gets too close, no biting though. This is the best picture i was able to get. Mobile...
  6. New Addition!!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    HI I just adopted 2 Jack Dempseys from my neighbor, he decided to downsize. Now I have them!YAY!! From what I can tell they are a bonded pair. They are full of color and have not shown any aggression with each other. ( been a week ) They look so much better than when he had them....wink wink.;-)...
  7. Are there any cichlids compatible with a rainbow shark?

    Cichlids
    Hello everyone I currently have a 4 inch male rainbow shark and a 4 inch female African featherfin catfish in a 29 gallon awaiting to be re-homed in a 55 gallon tank. They have lived together for almost two years with virtually no problem. The catfish is definitely queen of the tank with out a...
  8. The second wave :D

    Cichlids
    Okay so about 3 weeks ago I established the first part of my 55 gallon africani cichlid tank, My current stock is.. Pair of strawberry peacocks Pair of cyno Afras 3 cobalt zebra 3 red zebra 3 yellow belly alberts Trio of adult leleupi This tank has been running well for about a month...
  9. Astatotilapia Naneocolor

    Cichlids
    Okay so I'm pretty rattled right now cause a few weeks ago I purchased a trio of these Victorian haps, and recently my female was holding so I stripped her about 10 fry and kept them in a guppy baby trap for a few days, so today I decided to clean the guppy trap and rid of bad water ect, so I...
  10. Small cichlid setup :)

    Cichlids
    Okay so I have 55 gallon and I was wondering if a small cichlid setup is possible . I have looked up a few cichlids and can anyone help me form a stock for my tank? I'm just looking towards smaller and semi peaceful cichlids. Ok so I was wondering something like this . Pair of jewel cichlids...
  11. Central/south American tank ;)

    Cichlids
    Okay so I'm wondering what central and south American cichlids can fit into my 55 gallon? I have only sand right now and it's cycling :p but I was thinking like one or two pieces of driftwood on the sides, but I'm kinda just a newb at these kind of cichlids, but I'm not a fish newb if that makes...
  12. cichlidmatical choice...

    Cichlids
    okay so ive been wondering for the last few days what to put in my 55 gallon tank... mbuna central american Tanganyika see all these options are to great for me to decide :evil: like my tank has been cycling for last few days and still will because my dad said if i do good on exams (this...
  13. 55 gallon remodel?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay soo recently, we came back from vacation to find a fish tank with no fish :( All that's left is many plants, sand and driftwood :( We had no idea what happened during the vacation but it was a tragedy! And we've had this tank for almost two years!! So now I'm thinking of restocking it :)...
  14. Tanganyika biotope? :O

    Cichlids
    Hey guys!! I have a 15 gallon hexagon! And I was wondering if I can make it a tanganyikan biotope tank? I know it doesn't have much floor space but what I I made a rock wall at the back? I would only purchase maybe some julidichromis or small cichlids like caudopunctaus or Shellie's or leleupi...
  15. Where should I put you????

    Cichlids
    Hey there!! I have a convict that has outgrew her previous tank, and I was wondering what to do with her! Like I have a 55 gallon community do anyone think she'll be okay in there? Or will she go on a massacre? And if not idk what to do with her!!! Does anyone know what I should do? Thanks for...
  16. African cichlids combination!!!

    Cichlids
    Hey there!! I have a 55 gallon tank setup,it has large rock structure and is filtered and everything! And I had made a list of African cichlids to inhabit this tank! Can anyone tell me if there will be any problems, with behavior, size , and comparability? If so can you make some changes! And...
  17. Help!Can Cichlids coexist with Rope Fish

    Cichlids
    Hi, I'am currently setting up a new 30 gallon tank that I'am planning to stock with Cichlids. I currently have a 5 gallon Hex tank that was housing my 10in. Rope/Reed fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) that i transfered over to the 30 gallon tank for him to have more room. I have had mixed...
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