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  1. Cichlid4life

    ID Please

    looks like a juvenile Vieja cichlid, possibly an argentea vieja.
  2. Cichlid4life

    Ph crash

    well then you must be about a week away from being done with the cycle
  3. Cichlid4life

    Ph crash

    i was originally responding to the OP when i sent my previous message, but good to know you are almost done with the cycle.
  4. Cichlid4life

    Fish Deaths, Algae On Sand & Specie Identification

    this thread is from 2009
  5. Cichlid4life

    Ph crash

    do you have any nitrates at all? Ammonia is 0 and that is good, because that means that the nitrosomonas bacteria is pretty much done establishing itself, if you have any readings of nitrates, then that means the nitrobacter bacteria is just starting to grow. If you don't have any nitrates, then...
  6. Cichlid4life

    Ph crash

    Are you using test stripes or a liquid test? Test stripes can be very inaccurate sometimes. A change in ph can be caused by the introduction of something to the water, some rocks can do this after 24 hour of being in the tank.
  7. Cichlid4life

    Help, Confusion About Treating Ich

    once you can see the ich on a fish, it is too late to move the fish out to save the tank, and when the ich is visible on the fish, they will soon fall to the ground/substrate of the tank and lay eggs, 2 weeks later they will hatch and when you thought your tank was ich free, your fish will all...
  8. Cichlid4life

    Help, Confusion About Treating Ich

    it is too late to remove any fish from the tank and give them away as they all are contaminated by the ich now. although this is true and it works, paraguard can be very expensive and cost too much for some people or t=local fish store may not sell paraguard, which is still a problem for many...
  9. Cichlid4life

    Help! My hillstream loach has skin peeling-off

    i know it was not columnaris, and i did a 40% water change the previous day, i changed the filter out about a week ago, and i have sand that the loaches always sift, and every day my sand is different because they sift a lot of the sand arround. ph is at about 6.8, ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0...
  10. Cichlid4life

    Help! My hillstream loach has skin peeling-off

    the temp is at 75°F, but the loach died over night.
  11. Cichlid4life

    Help! My hillstream loach has skin peeling-off

    here is the other one to compare to.
  12. Cichlid4life

    Help! My hillstream loach has skin peeling-off

    one picture of the loach. (yay the image works!)
  13. Cichlid4life

    Help! My hillstream loach has skin peeling-off

    i didn't know how to call this, but it seem like my loach has a skin peeling problem or something. Please help, i have a 16 gallon biocube, and i have two pseudogastromyzon fangi in the tank, one of which has some sort of white stuff on the snout. i will get images and params as i can.
  14. Cichlid4life

    HELP! What is my Paradise fish Doing?!

    oh sorry, it looked like you just posted it in your post, sorry.
  15. Cichlid4life

    HELP! What is my Paradise fish Doing?!

    if you mean paradise fish as in kribensis cichlid, then this is normal behavior for them as they could be two males, but even if it is one male with one female, they are still cichlids, and they can be aggressive with each other. the picture you posted is from secondnatureaquariums.com , and...
  16. Cichlid4life

    choosing algae cleaners

    This subject could on and on for a while, so lets just forget the hillstream loaches and continue with some other algae cleaner fish.
  17. Cichlid4life

    choosing algae cleaners

    air stone/sponge filter for oxygenation, as hillstream loaches live in and must have oxygen rich water to thrive. Hillstream loaches
  18. Cichlid4life

    choosing algae cleaners

    The loaches may still work in the tank if the temperature is adjusted to 75-76°F, if a sponge filter/air stone is added for oxygenation, and if the filter can have a medium to strong current. Although doing so to add the loaches is a bit of a stretch, i have done it before successfully to...
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