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  1. ChasingFish

    Decided to set up a 120 gal with sump tank as an African cichlid tank. Need advice!

    Wills, I always appreciate your long posts and the time and information you are sharing, so thank you and don't be sorry! I'm at work at the moment, just on break, so I can't reply to all...but yeah my current thought is to have a South American/Central American cichlid theme in the big 220...
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    Hello

    I bought 5 ramshorn snails once upon a time, turned into about a 1000 (I might or might not be exaggerating)...not all in one tank - I have many tanks. Anyway, long story short, I bought 2 red-tail red-finned puffer fish, and they eat them so prolifically - that I am now struggling to keep up...
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    Hello all!

    Welcome Tzano :) I love it here, hope you get lots of enjoyment and advice out of the site as well.
  4. ChasingFish

    Decided to set up a 120 gal with sump tank as an African cichlid tank. Need advice!

    I've been keeping freshwater fish for a long time, but never dove into the world of African cichlids before (specifically lake Malawi type). I'd like to do a mix of Mbuna, peacock, and haps. I've seen varying reports of "it can be done" or "don't do it". I've read that there are ways to...
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    What is your experience with Macaw cichlids?

    I'm including ine that I think is a male (#1) my favorite, #2 I think is a female, and #3 seems to have some vertical bars...this is not all of them of course. They are so hard to photograph or even count, because they are so fast.
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  11. ChasingFish

    What is your experience with Macaw cichlids?

    That's helpful, I did read elsewhere that females usually keep the line down the side whereas males usually lose it. But multiple searches online didn't mention it at all and I thought maybe that wasn't a very reliable method of sexing them. I'll be home soon and try to remember to take those...
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    Red jewel cichlid size?

    according to this website, they get to about 4 inches https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hemichromis-lifalili/
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    What is your experience with Macaw cichlids?

    Wills! I will have to post some updated pictures soon, some of them are up to 3-4 inches now and they are starting to get quite pretty...and I've seen some of the color/pattern variations that you mentioned here - but they are all siblings from what I understand from the person we bought them...
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    Disagreements with SO about keeping discus and african cichlids together

    Yeah, I am aware of the water parameter needs of the fish, that is why I was so concerned and started this thread. I actually do a lot of research to try to accommodate all the fish and keep them in separate tanks according to their compatibility with each other. We used to (both) be much more...
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    Disagreements with SO about keeping discus and african cichlids together

    Thank you for your lengthy reply and lots of info! I'm at work so I can't answer all the questions right now (I'd have to retest the water to tell you exact GH and KH, I do have the test for that, but I don't remember the numbers from last time I tested, just that I'd call it midrange...
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    blood parrot cichlids...controversial fish??

    No, I haven't heard/seen this gill deformity in other fish, but both of mine are like that too, with the gills open and showing a darker red inside - but just as you said it doesn't seem to bother them.
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    Disagreements with SO about keeping discus and african cichlids together

    Okay, thank you all for the feedback. At least I have more points to bring to the discussion. I will win in the end, neither of us wants to see any of the fish hurt or suffer, he just thinks it can maybe be done if they "grow up" together. But I've made the point, if it could be safely done -...
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    Disagreements with SO about keeping discus and african cichlids together

    So...my boyfriend wants to keep african cichlids and discus together in our large 220 gal community tank. I keep telling him that we both know that the water hardness/ph parameters are too different and we shouldn't do it - but he feels that since they can both (technically) live in our tap...
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