1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. J

    Help needed - Malawi cichlids

    Hi! I was just wondering whether anyone could help me! I got these cichlids a month ago and was just wondering what the gender of them were - two of them have gotten a little bit fat so I was wondering whether they were developing eggs or hopefully not cichlid bloat. Any information would be...
  8. J


    Hi, I was just wondering whether anyone could help me identity whether these fish are male or female and whether one of them might be pregnant or not! I’ve noticed that two of them have gone a little fatter than when I first got them last month.
  9. C

    Green Severum, parasites? *Need help* any ideas on what it is/ how to treat?

  10. D

    Ballon/angle gold rams?

    I’ve been looking everywhere for golden balloon body rams, and I’ve only been able to find one around my entire western New York area and it’s not looking to healthy. Where else could I find these fish? I tried eBay and the only person who was selling is most likely taking them off due to...
  11. Inkweaver313

    Sick Cichlid: any idea what this is?

    I was doing a water change yesterday on my cichlid tank (75g, with 5 African cichlids, not 100% sure of specific fish names) and I noticed this little guy. I quickly got him out and placed him in a hospital tank. Before I did my water change the parameters in the 75g were: Temp: 80 F (26.6 C)...
  12. Krishna Kumar

    Am new & am interested in setting up at “Multifasciatus” or "Ocellatus gold" specific tank.

    Hello all, here is a small update on my Multi's tank. I used the media of the tank there were quarantined, & the media of one my oldest matured tank to cycle. I released a fish y'day afternoon along with 4 liters of the water from their quarantined tank & by the look of it they are doing fine...
  13. P

    First time Ich!

    Hello, I'm new to the forum! I've got a Blood-red Parrot Cichlid that my family has noticed has been acting strange the past 2 days. He was erratically swimming (spinning around, rubbing on the ground or tank walls) every now and again and he seems to eat normally. And today I finally decided to...
  14. J

    Is this an Ellioti cichlid?

    Bought two Ellioti cichlids form my local shop, after a few hours the fish coloured up and one of them was clearly a convict cichlid. So I tool it back and it was replaced for this fish, however it looks a lot different form the other ellioti I have so just want to make sure its definitely an...
  15. SteakNShrimp


    I just noticed that the ram cichlid that I bought Saturday has ICH. What should I do? How do I treat the fish? How do I treat the tank? I am not able to purchase any medicine today... I have taken the Ram out of the tank and put it in some dechlorinated water with 4 tablespoons of devolved...
  16. pjwilford

    Babies upon Babies!

    Babies abound!! Here are some peacock cichlid eggs we found and incubated. Here are some peacock cichlid babies that just started free-swimming: And we have a guppy that is about to BURST!
  17. casdeswinchester

    Help, is my fish a jaguar cichlid or dovii?

    I brought two fish from my local pet store one is a male jaguar cichlid but the female looks like a dovii, the female is very agrressive towards the jaguar male. She is only about 6" right now, if she is a dovii i will have to return her.
  18. E

    Ram Bloated and Sitting at top of tank

    My female Mikrogeophagus Ramerizi is looking very bloated, and she’s only sitting at the top of the tank with her body tilted towards the surface. All other fish in the tank are fine. Could this be because I’ve started using frozen foods more often, or those little tabs you stick on the side of...
  19. E

    Male Ram attacking Female after eggs were eaten overnight

    I made some posts about my GBRs spawning recently. Basically this morning I turned on the light and all the eggs were gone (corys ate them most likely). But now the male is seeking out the female ram and chasing her - I can distract them with food and they leave each other alone for a few...
  20. E

    Removing Eggs - Will it stop aggressive Rams?

    My GBRs recently spawned - but now they are stressing out all my other fish and actively seeking them out to chase them, even though they can't go anywhere. Will removing the eggs halt this territorial behavior until they next spawn?