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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Cichlids
    Hello ! We just bought ourselves a pair of blue zebra cichlids. they're 1/2 an inch now and they're in a 1X1/2x1/2 tank with six other guppies. i have a bigger tank with a rainbow shark (3 inches) , a pair of kissing gouramis (3 inches) and a neon tetra with a glowtail tetra. i need help...
  4. Tropical Fish Diseases
    My 55g has succumbed to ich, I've lost 4 rosy barbs in the last week and I'm worried about my cichlids and my pleco. I have raised the temp to 88F as of Saturday/Sunday and I went out and bought Morton's Kosher Salt and would like to start doing salt baths for the entire tank. I also bought...
  5. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    okay so i got a 55 gallon african cichlid tank... filled with you know you typical mbuna ect... and i wanted something that will do good cleaning for my glass.. like two apple snails would they get eaten? or is there anything else that can clean my glass? i currently have three bristlenose...
  6. 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...
  7. Cichlids
    Okay so I was wondering if I can get like two pairs of central American cichlids in one 55 gallon. Just so I can can have good breeding and entertainment and see territory wars :p I was jw it's not a neccesity, Im just seeing all my options for this tank :) and not convicts! Thanks for all...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Cichlids
    Kk so I'm planning on setting up a 55 gallon cichlid tank and idk what kind, either mbuna, tanganyikans, or central Americans, but I've made like 4 stocks for each of those cichlids and I guess it all depends on what I see at my lfs :p but i was wondering decoration wise so if you can help me ;)...
  11. Cichlids
    Kk so I know youll just say first off NO those lake don't mix but I trie to make a combination of cichlids that may be peaceful together... So can anyone help me stock this tank? Kk so first offi was divinely inspired by this video, and btw I'm on an iPad so idk if this vid will show up or not...
  12. 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 :)...
  13. Freshwater Journals
    hi I've had this pair of Cichlids for awhile now they have grown twice there size since i got em from a ferns tank, his wife didnt like em she likes all the brighter colors, but up to this day i have no idea what kind of cichlid they r. i knw its a male n a female . :| :oops: o yeah i knw my...
  14. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, im pretty new to all this and just wanted to say Hi and wanted to see if anyone could help me out. I have a thread already posted but wanted to see if more people could try and help me out with Compatible Tank Mates for my goldfish. The thread is here...
  15. Cichlids
    Hey all I currently have an 80gal tank with 6 african cichlids ~ 4-5 inches long (5 malawi), a 13" natural parrot cichlid (not african but it does really well with them) and a 5" ornate bichir. Filtration is 2 HOBs, AC 110 and AC 70 (total 800gal/hr). Regular 20% water change/week, could do...
  16. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    hello everyone, i was curious if there are any cichlids that i can put in a tank with a red tailed shark and an opaline gourami (both juvenile)? it is a 3ft long tank. i think cichlids are so cool and i would love to have some in my tank. i am also planning to put my bristlenose pleco in the...
  17. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Yesterday my tank was reading a 7.6 pH. I have two Jewel Cichlids, so I wanted to bring it down to 7 pH. I added a Tetra Correct pH 7.0 tablet, and it brought the water down to the correct level. I tested it this morning, and it's back up to 7.6 pH! What the heck is going on? Those tablets...
  18. Cichlids
    Hi, I was not very fond of cichlids. But i saw them today at LFS and was impressed by their activity. So, i bought two pairs for understanding em. The person at LFS knew little abt em. So, can some expert ID my cichlids for me. Here is the pictures where i ve numbered em 1,2,3,4. ID cichlid |...
  19. Cichlids
    hello i have a 55 gallon community tank planted with guppies tetras kribs and typical community fish . i was wonder if there are any african cichlids that are peaceful and could thrive in my tank for example a sunshine peacock. the fish will be a centerpiece( if not any other...
  20. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Well here is a list of a few cichlids at my petshop: -Electric yellow -Red zebra -Yellow tail Acei -Jewel Cichlid -Electric blue -Kribensis -Angelfish -Oscar -Jack Dempsey -Convict Cichlid So from these fish, what would you rank them from 1-10 based on aggression (1 being least aggressive) I...
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