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  1. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I had a pair of convict cichlids and recently my female passed away. She was around 6 years old and has had countless spawns of fry. So now I have a single male and don't want to get another female and deal with the constant hatching of fry. I was thinking maybe getting a school of some sort of...
  2. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Morning: Newer 75gal tank, fully cycled. (reads 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, ~10 nitrates) pH stable at 7.4, weekly 30-40% water changes and large pothos plant growing out of tank. Water has been tested on 4 different types of kits. 95% of the fish I have tried in this tank has died. I've tried...
  3. 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...
  4. Cichlids
    Do cichlids originate from Africa or South America?
  5. 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...
  6. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I searched for hours to find something but I really am struggling, so I signed up for the forums and am hoping someone can help me. I already have rather high Ph where I live. It's actually above 8.0 and it's making choosing species pretty difficult. I recently acquired a 46 gallon bowfront and...
  7. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    My moms tank has cichlids, and some of them have fin rot. We put some medication in for fin rot and other diseases twice, and it didnt work. A few weeks later she bought the API Tetracycle medication and all of her fish, even the healthy ones, went to a corner of the tank and sat at the bottom...
  8. Cichlids
    This is the largest fish in my fish room, he is also the meanest fish I have ever owned. He will not tolerate any other creature in his tank. Even snails fall victim to his wrath. So, he lives alone! However, he is incredibly smart and beautiful. When he passes I will probably cry, and he will...
  9. Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    I am thinking about replacing my HOB filter with a used Eheim 2217 canister filter off craigslist for $40. Is this a good idea? How can I clean the filter? I will be getting new media/using my current media. Do I need to replace anything else (tubes, other parts)? Thanks.
  10. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I am new to this site, but I've been raising and breeding tropical freshwater fish for the past 25 years or so. I have recently begun to film my tanks and I would like to share my videos and knowledge with the users of this site. Here is a link to one of my more popular videos...
  11. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I am new to this site, but I've been raising and breeding tropical freshwater fish for the past 25 years or so. I have recently begun to film my tanks and I would like to share my videos and knowledge with the users of this site. Here is a link to one of my more popular videos...
  12. Cichlids
    I have very little spare time, and I suffer from anxiety and stress, exams and coursework prevented me from doing a water change for a while, totally my fault and i feel so stupid right now. Anyway, i finally tested my water , and realised the nirate levels were awful, a danio was missing, so i...
  13. Catfish
    Hi all, I have a pictus catfish currently being homed in my 75 gallon aquarium, hes homed with several African cichlids and a few clown loaches. I was mislead to believe that they are not a social fish that enjoys being with a few other Pictus catfish, and only got one at the store. I have...
  14. Cichlids
    I bought some German Blue Rams online about two weeks ago. They seem very healthy and active. They're eating and are not behaving abnormally at all. However, they seem to be lacking color. They're still fairly small, but they're almost totally grey minus the fluorescent blue dots and black...
  15. Cichlids
    This is my first forum of any kind, but I am a little concerned. I have a 50 gallon tank with 2-3" convicts, 2-5" jack dempseys, and about 6 other variety of African and n American cichlids. I've had the tank set up from a move about 6 months ago, all was well, and in the business of the summer...
  16. Cichlids
    I have a dwarf balloon cichlid, who recently developed a bump on its head. I believe it also just had eggs with my convict cichlid. It seems strange, but those are the only two cichlids I have, and the convict is DEFINITELY guarding a clutch of eggs. I don't know if the bump is something...
  17. Cichlids
    I have a 125g with Africans and my filter is an FX5. Everything is in tip top shape except for the water is pretty soft(GH: 6, KH:4) and my ph could be a bit higher(it's at 7.6). I bought some Caribsea Curshed Coral and have read that you can put some in the filter with pantyhose. How much...
  18. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Tank: 125gallon Filtration: FX5 12 Assorted African Cichlids(about 2-3 inches) Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 Ph: 7.6 Lava Rock with sand Fishless cycle took about 2 months and followed it to the letter. Tank has been up and running with fish for 2 months now. Ok here is the scoop. About...
  19. Cichlids
    I have a 125 gallon tank stocked with assorted African cichlids. They average about 2-3 inches in length right now and there are currently 12 in there. Every week I change out roughly 20-25 gallons. Is this sufficient? Also, I have been feeding them once a day but notice that they always...
  20. Cichlids
    Greetings Everyone. Getting ready for my 125 gallon tank to become a Cichlid tank and just have some general tank questions: 1. I am using black lava rock which is not heavy at all. Is this ok to place directly on the bottom glass? I heard that I should do it that way because cichlids...
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