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  1. How Long do African Cichlids Live?

    Cichlids
    It depends on the species, but most should live for around 8 years in an aquarium. Typical Behavior They are very active fish. Whenever they sense movement outside of the tank, they will follow it in the hope that they are about to be fed. This behavior can make you feel like you’re...
  2. In Business for 38 years

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    I am Kirit Vaitha. We are collectors and exporters of Tanganyika fish since 1980. Recently, we have also started collecting from Victoria and Malawi. We cover collections on the Tanganyika lake from Burundi to Zambia. We have found, discovered and re-discovered many fishes in the last 38 years...
  3. Kribensis ( Pelvicachromis pulcher )

    Cichlids
    The Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) is probably the easiest cichlid to maintain and breed. In fact, due to their small size ( 3-4 inches / 7.6 - 10 cm ), hardy, adaptable nature, and ease of breeding, this fish is probably the ideal cichlid for anyone that is taking their first steps into...
  4. API Tetracycle?!??!?!?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    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...
  5. What am i doing

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello! I have no idea how to use this website. I really like fish though, so , I'm getting somewhere, right? It all started a year ago, when i won a goldfish from a fair, and did a little research. I found out that a fish bowl wasn't okay for him, and I was pretty interested in it all to...
  6. Tanganyika Cichlids

    Introduce Yourself
    I am Kirit Vaitha, owner of Aqua Products Limited. We are pioneers of re-starting collection and exports in 1980 and contributing many, many new cichlid species. Our website is AQUA PRODUCTS LIMITED - Home. Our friend, Mansur Fazal, has started a new firm in Canada and this is like our sister...
  7. Cichlid Bloat

    Cichlids
    Its been to long since I realized what happened to my cichlid, I should have took it into more concern when I saw color drained from her, and instead I changed her food and thought it would help. Then a week later she suddenly inflated tripling her size, I was to much of a fool to buy her...
  8. Angel Agression

    Cichlids
    Okay, I got 6 dime sized Angels 8 months ago, one passed, siphoning issue :(. Nonetheless, they have grown to about 2 1/2 inches. Now they are pairing off, unfortunately since I lost one, my lone wolf is without a mate. He is currently being picked on by the ones who have paired off. I really...
  9. Stocking for 100 gallon tank

    Cichlids
    Hey guys, recently got a 100 gallon fisk tank for the family. I'd like to stock the tank with 5 fish, one for each member of the family, cichlids ideally but I'm open to other options. I'd prefer if each of the fish is a different species, but two of them can be the same as well. I'm also stuck...
  10. My Active Tanks & Stock 5/24/14

    Freshwater Journals
    Here's some shots of the current active tanks that I just took... Got a few on the back burner waiting to go up ASAP so updates will follow. Current stock as follows: SA/CA Cichlids - 6 electric blue jack dempsey, 2 festae, 1 belly crawler pike cichlid, 1 dovii, 1 white tilapia, 1...
  11. All male haps/peacocks with some tangs?

    Cichlids
    Hey I was curious if anybody has tried adding some tangs with peacocks and haps, ie copad azeurus and aul stuartgranti undu reef<< some of what I have, I was wondering if like callochromis would work near the bottom? Or like a school of cyprichromis? I know people have done leleupi,calves and...
  12. 3 foot tank, central/south american tank

    Cichlids
    hey i have a 30 gallon tank, 3 foot long, 14 inches wide, and its been up and running for a year now and was an grow out tank for some mbuna fry, and now i wanna make a nice aqua scape for a american cichlid pair or pairs. im curious for some suggestions for stocking. i was thinking a pair of...
  13. Advice for two aquariums - Nitrates, pH, food

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've got a couple of fish tanks that I could use some advice regarding. The fish in Tank 1 used to be in Tank 2 until they started breeding and needed some extra room. I used gravel and water from Tank 2 to start Tank 1 a few weeks ago. I'll give the relevant statistics up front. Tank 1...
  14. First aquarium and the wait is killing me!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So, im new to the aquarium hobby. I bought my first fish tank a month ago. 2nd hand Fluval Roma 200L aquarium. As soon as i got it home, with in minutes it was filled. With fingers crossed i watched for any leakages. Thankfully it was fine :-D 100cm x 40cm x 55cm (39inch x 16inch x 22inch)...
  15. Tropical fish in a canadian pond (for the summer)?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    okay so i have a150 gallon backyard pond circular, clean full of various pond plants and rock (when setup) right now it still has ice :P , i had goldfish but right before if froze, but raccons decided to eat 6 of my 8 goldfish, which was some shubunkin and comets, which we tried to keep our pond...
  16. New 55 Gal Tank Setup for African Cichlids.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/members/44161/album/ 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...
  17. Super high PH. What kind of fish can I keep?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, I live in the mountains, so my water comes from a well. The water chemistry is very odd: PH:9-10 (I can't tell exactly because my testing strips only go to 9) KH:240+ (testing strips only go to 240) GH:0 I was wondering what kind of fish can live in my water? I can lower the PH...
  18. Questions on Filtration, Substrate and Plants for a new Cichlid tank

    Cichlids
    In the Process of setting up a 55 Gal aquarium and I've decided I'd like to own 2-3 species of Cichlids, fairly mildly agressive and easy to care for, for a Cichlid novice such as myself. I'm thinking Electric yellow (Labs), maybe Firemouth and maybe another.Also Like to add a Pleco if possible...
  19. Cichlids surfacing

    Cichlids
    Hi all, This is my first post and also my first tank. We admittedly ventured in cichlids somewhat misguided. wanting lots of colour and some variation in size we started with tetras and were sold 7 cichlids. The lucky tetras that werent eaten were rescued and replaced by more cichlids :) Have...
  20. New to Cichlids (extremely low pH)

    Cichlids
    I have a friend that has asked me to help her manage her 55 gallon aquarium that is mostly populated with African Cichilds. I have kept tropical and saltwater fish on and off for a couple of decades so I am not exactly green, but I have never managed a cichlid community before and I have grave...
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