cichlid

  1. G

    HELP!? Is she sick???

    I bought a pair of african peacocks last week, and I just noticed the female's fins look like there may be something wrong! I'm freaking out a bit, as I've never had a sick fish before. I need some help please! I looked at some threads about fin rot, and I'm afraid this may be that. Thanks for...
  2. J

    Shy Red Shoulder Severums

    HI, I have two young Red shoulder severums in my tank around 1-1.5 inches. They are in a 4 ft tank with some smaller south american tetras and are very shy. Why is this? They come out to feed and then go and hide again? I want them to be right as they will be having some geophagus tank mates...
  3. E

    90 gallon stocking?

    i recently set up a 90 gallon aquarium with a fluval 405 and a fluval 206 for filtration. I already have 5 red eye tetras, 2 red minor tetras, a silver flying fox, and two uaru. Is it possible to have 3 angelfish in this setup, or will it be overstocked?
  4. M

    Soon to adopt 2 mature blood parrots- any advice please?

    Hi everyone! I am getting a 240 litre Aqua One Aquatica tank delivered next week, to house 2 BP I fell in love with at my local fish store. They were trade-ins that had been sitting in a small holding tank at the store for months. Apparently they were badly neglected and sick when they came to...
  5. C

    Mbuna tank

    Just got my mbuna tank setup, I have some bumblebees, kenyi and another I can't spell haha. So farm my all black bumblebee is running the tank chasing everyone if they cross him. Won't let me post pictures says they are to big of files :(
  6. M

    Whirling Green Terror

    Tank Size: 65-gallon pH: 7.6 ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 0 tank temp: 79 F I 've had a female green terror in a 65-gallon tank for about a year and a half. It is about 4-5 inches and was very healthy until a few months ago. She laid eggs several times a year and of course with no male they...
  7. A

    Pacu with other fish? etc

    I am getting a 3-4 inch Pacu tomorrow and I will be putting it in a 10 gallon with 2 other Firemouth Cichlids (small) and yes I know I need a way bigger tank but for now I will keep it in a 10 gallon until it gets about 6 inches then into my 20 gallon, but what other small fish or snails do you...
  8. E

    Need Help Identifying Fish

    Hello to Everyone - I just got back into keeping a freshwater aquarium. I wanted my boys to see some of the fish that were living in a small pond on the property that we just moved to. I identified the mosquito fish without issue but there are another type that look like some kind of cichlid...
  9. ShannonKoletti

    Angel Fish Fry Help!

    Hi, my tank at work is stocked with 5 very large adult angel fish, two being a pair. Last week I removed wrigglers from the parents into a net fry nursery until I had a sponge filter for a 16 litre tank I had. I used the water from the main tank for the 16L tank and after a few days after the...
  10. Halie201

    DIY Rock work (perfect for cichlids)

    Made these myself.. They're small for now as I didn't have a whole lot to work with. But after getting in touch with my crafty side, I'd like to make more. They're held together with Marineland sealant and it'' s pretty strong stuff. These rocks are much darker in the water with notes of orange...
  11. Flinkbag

    Need help with Green Severum

    Hello all, I have a beautiful young Green Severum cichlid in a 200l community tank. He's usually very active and friendly, but recently he's been hiding under some Anubias leaves towards the back of my tank, and I've noticed he has small, whitish indents all around his head. These seem to be...
  12. E

    Yellow Labidochromis cichlid

    I am thinking of getting 3-4 of this yellow cichlids but I want fish that swim near middle of tank to see colors, not ones that stay in rocky areas or plants near bottom essentially hiding. Do these swim around or hide? Thanks!
  13. Auratus

    Lighting suggestions (Beamswork?)

    Old timer here, joined about 15 years ago, haven't posted in about 6 years!!! Time flies :p I recently upgraded my 5ft 100 gallon to a 6ft 125 and I need new lighting. I'm wanting to switch to LED from T5 and I've read mixed reviews on Beamswork lights. I see a new 2016 release called the...
  14. rayza1985

    Cichlid Frontosa Eating feces .....

    Hi All, Need some assistance if possible, i have 2 Frontosa's but not to big ...2 - 3 inches but one of them since the start of the week just keeps collecting feces and storing it in its mouth .....any idea why as i cant see anything on the internet .... Thanks Ray .
  15. S

    What Cichlid Species Is This Fish?

    I need help to identify what type of Cichlid is this fish.
  16. Robbo85

    Biggest Comunity Cichlid

    Hi, what's the biggest SA cichlid you could safely keep with community fish such as tetras without them being dinner?
  17. Flinkbag

    Re-Stocking 4Ft Tank With American Cichlids

    Hey all!   So I want to re-stock my tank after moving my Bala and Rainbow Sharks onto new homes, and I was considering getting some small-medium sized American Cichlids. Problem is, I have no idea who to choose! So I need some suggestions as to who would be suitable to live in a 200 litre mixed...
  18. M

    Established Tank Problem, Asking For Any Advice

    Okay, I'm not new to having a fish tank, but I'm not the most knowledgeable person either. In the past I've had 20 gal, 29 gal, 55 gal, all freshwater and decided to take a break from fish for about 8 years. I have a 29 gallon currently that I've had for about a year and a half now. I HAD a...
  19. hudsona85

    Trouble Classifying This One...

    Hello group,   It has been awhile! Hope all is going well in fishforums.   I was hoping to see if anyone could classify this cichlid. I believe this is a type of a Earth-eater possibly redhead? I have searched all over the net to find a picture similar to this feller here but had no such luck...
  20. S

    Lighting My 55 Gallon African Cichlid Tank

    I currently have a 55 gallon African cichlid tank and i am looking to get new bulbs for them. I don't know what I currently have in them. Unfortunately, they only hold a single florescent tube. At the moment I don't want to upgrade, so what would be the best bulb to replace the current ones with...
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