cichlid

  1. R

    Red Devil info please!

    I purchased what I thought was a yellow lab from petsmart few months ago and recently it's gotten much bigger than my 6 inch parrot fish and started bullying her. My parrot fish is currently in a hospital tank because her fin is injured. I posted the ad on kijiji and plenty of people inquired. I...
  2. AndyRascal

    The bug is back

    Hi everyone Used to use this forum years ago but, what with work and one thing and another, got rid of all our tanks. Used to breed some quality Betta splendens, and also had a reef tank. Only have a 40g cold water tank at the mo with different coloured White Clouds, Peppered Cory's and an...
  3. Phalloceros

    Gender fire mouth cichlids

    Hi all, I have 4 thorichthys meeki (fire mouth cichlids) in my 130 gallon tank, they are about 3inches now, so the gender should be visible? fish 1 (female?) Fish 2 (female?) fish 3 (male?) Fish 4 (no clue) All of them together: I would like to have both genders, how many of what gender...
  4. M

    Sexing GBR's

    Picked up a pair of GBR's and was wondering if anyone else can confirm the sex of them. I did spend some time taking a look at both of them and think I have both a male and female. The supposed female holds the back of the tank and they both seem to get into a "fight" when they see each other...
  5. G

    Anyone have an idea what species this guy is?

    Girlfriend came home with a new fish for my 80 gallon cichlid tank and all she know is it was labeled a convict cichlid and I got another convict (black and blue variety) a few weeks ago that the pet store claimed was in the same batch as this guy. Let me know what im in for please!! Thanks
  6. Phalloceros

    130 gallon planted tank

    Hi everyone, I would like to share some pictures with you about my 130 gallon tank. I would like to hear what you think. Total Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus, bristlenose pleco Mikrogeophagus altispinosus, Bolivian ram Botia almorhae, yo-yo loach Thorichthys meeki, firemouth cichlid
  7. Deezy7

    NEW FLOWERHORN

    Hi guys just recently purchased this beautiful SRD flowerhorn. What does everyone think? Havent got a name yet
  8. HoldenOn

    Tank build time

    Hey all, I'm going to build a tank with my dad, custom. 150+ gallons. Was wondering what dimensions you all thought would be optimal, and any other hardware/material suggestions. Stock would be an oscar, some keyholes, and maybe a few firemouths. A green/red terror or dempesy would be nice if we...
  9. G

    Name that fish??

    Any ideas on this beauty?? 4" tip to tail.
  10. Tttay89

    Thinking of starting a cichlid tank... In a 100 litre?

    Hi I have a spare tank which I am thinking of having a cichlid only set up consisting of maybe a tropheus duboisi, julidochromis and maybe a couple labidchromis. I'd be happy with just 3 or 4 fish in there to not overstock it. Main question is.. Although small as juvenile and no worry of...
  11. HoldenOn

    Would I be able to stock a cichlid?

    Hey all, I have a 29 gallon tank that is super close to finishing its cycle (thanks @mbsqw1d). I have 4 corydoras paleatus, and will be looking to get 4 more. Would I be able to stock a Blue Acara? If not is there any cichlids I could stock? Thanks!
  12. Tttay89

    Name of this yellow cichlid?

    Is it a yellow Labidochromis? I thought they usually had a black dorsal fin.
  13. Liv15

    Can I treat for fungus with a holding female?

    I’ll start with TLDR: -Can I use an anti fungal treatment with a currently mouth brooding female, and clown loaches and a pleco? -Can I also use salt with these species to enhance treatment? -Should I just improve water quality and see if the small amount of fungus on one fish goes away...
  14. S

    Stocking Advice for 75 gallon

    Hey guys, I have a 75 gallon tank which I want to use for a South American Cichlid tank. I’m debating on keeping 2 electric blue acara, a jack Dempsey, and a firemouth / green terror together. Would this be doable, or would there be constant fighting and unnecessarily territorial behavior? Don’t...
  15. Allaboutcichlids

    Help! My fish is ill, any ideas on how to treat it?

    Hi everyone, As you can see from the images my cichlid is very ill. It has been like this for a couple of months now, slowly getting worse and worse over time. As you can see, there are lumps (which are very hard to touch!) all along the fins of the fish and its mouth has swollen which has...
  16. D

    New cichlid owner

    I’ve kept fish for years but I recently bought a tank and it came with 12 baby Malawi cichlids, a green severum and what I think is a black bullhead catfish. Anyway, my other tanks (which are much smaller) have crystal clear water for long periods of time but this tank has a different appearance...
  17. Jan Cavalieri

    I should have known better -is it true that you can't use most kinds of red rocks in an aquarium?

    Bought a new 55 gallon acrylic tank and they are so slow shipping I've been buying accessories for months - bought some red sandstone like rock and just opened it and realized this should probably not go in an aquarium but it was a bargain and said "sized for building caves" which is exactly...
  18. Jan Cavalieri

    Can you help identify this cichlid?

    I've had this fish for over a year and got her/him when he was about 3 1/2" long. The local store owner (with 40 years experience ripping people off) told me it was a Gourami (that's what I went in there looking for) - and I saw the spot and assumed he was right. Well it's a year later and...
  19. Meg0000

    Angel fish question

    Hi, I did a thread about 50 gallon tank stocking Idea and I loved the pearl gourami idea but I am still open to new stocking idea so I would like more information on angelfish in community tank. Byron talked a bit of it in my other thread but I would like more information. Exemple: Tankmate...
  20. S

    URGENT-My cichlid is swimming upside down.

    All my tank parameters look good , only the ph is at 8.2 temperature is at 25 . I don’t add any aquarium salt. The tank had developed some brown algae a month and a half ago, but I keep cleaning the tank and it keeps coming back , but it’s a lot lesser now . People say it’s harmless and my...
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