1. 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...
  2. Flinkbag

    Hole-In-The-Head On Firemouth Cichlid?

    Hello all!   So I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and like all was well with the world. I stepped outside my bedroom and BAM! I instantly noticed than my Firemouth Cichlid seemed to have a white, indented dot on his head. I'm fearing the worst, but I really want someone to prove me...
  3. Flinkbag

    Love - Hate Relationship

    Hey all!    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I just wanted to show off my Purple Spotted Gudgeon, Dobby, and my Firemouth Cichlid, Susan. They're practically inseparable, yet tend to squabble with each other like an old married couple. Its more just displays than anything...
  4. Robbo85

    Bolivan Ram With Panda Dwarf Cichlid

    Hi,   I am trying to keep my 40G tank a SA species tank and have recently been given a Bolivian Ram as a suggestion to add as I wanted a slightly larger fish to go with the rest of my community. but I already have a male / female pair of apistogramma nijsseni (Panda Dwarf Cichlid) will the...
  5. Flinkbag

    Water Colour Is Gross

    Hey all! :D   So for a while now my tank has been an odd colour. If i could describe it, it would be a greeny-yellow-blue XD Its honestly more on the yellow side, but sometimes looks a little blueish green. It has been like this since I had a massive ammonia spike a month or two ago. The water...
  6. K

    Update On My Tank

    HI, :)   This is just an update on my tank to those who have replied to my recent topics.   I rehomed my Reedfish, I know he's happier with a bigger tank and 3 other Reeds to keep him company.   My keyhole has started showing signs of improvement. I treated her in the medical tank with a broad...
  7. W


    I am new to the aquarium world and am in the process of cycling (fishless) my 75 gallon tank.  The plan is to stock with African Haps and Peacocks (approximately 20 total) when the tank is established.  Currently I am running 1 Cascade Canister 1000 (265 gph) filter and one Penguin 350 (350 gph)...
  8. K

    Very Sick Keyhole Cichlid

    Hi, :)   I've owned my Keyhole cichlid, Fluffy, for about a month and a half now. and for about three weeks she's been extremely ill and I cant figure out what it is. I've tried everything, from anti bacterial, to anti fungal, to ich, to fasting her for bloat. she just wont get better. I also...
  9. K

    Looking For Advice

    hi,   I'm just posting to get advice on my aquarium, what I can add/take away, give my fish a more happy life, ect..   -I have a 55gal long -over filtered- one whisper 90gal filter, one adjustable, up to 60gal aqueon filter on the highest setting. -two heaters that keep the water at 78F not...
  10. K

    What Species Is This?

    I'm not extremely new to the hobby, but I'm no veteran. I have a 55gal over-filtered tank with a school of different colored tinfoil barbs as the main attraction. But my question is this: I have a fish that was sold to me when I first started keeping fish. He was sold to me as a convict cichlid...
  11. AshleyNZ

    My Cichlid Adventure - 52G/220L Journal

    Have been inactive for a long while now, but I have returned from the grave.  After a few months of having my tank set up as a tropical community, completed with green-colored silica sand from a pesky algae, and nasty looking plants, I have decided that this is not the setup ideal for me!  ...
  12. hudsona85

    New Firemouth Cichlid!

    Went to my LFS and found this little guy/girl. Couldn't pass it up! Plan to put this one in the 75gal when I get it going!  
  13. Fiji

    55 Gallon Re-Stocking

    Hey everyone!  I've had a 55 gallon tank set up for about 2 years now (ph-7.9ish) running a Fluval 406 and Fluval U4 that had about 5 rainbowfish, 1 bn pleco, 2 juvenile clown loaches, 1Synodontis Angelicus, and 1 elephantnose. About a week ago my tank had a heater AND filter malfunction/tragedy...
  14. C

    One Cloudy Eye And White Growth On The Body

    Here are pictures: He's also lost colour, any idea what this could be? In the past he had growths near his mouth but I think they were harmless as they went away on their own.
  15. Hadexicon

    Finished Tank, Tips?

    Well I just finished my tank, I replaced the gravel with sand and everything I'll post the before and after photos, the fish are pretty beat up due to my firemouth BEING A LITTLE **** even my Oscar Toby is messed up.. Might get rid of Felix the firemouth anyway pictures: Before...
  16. D

    Mixed Malawi Tank

    So i want to know if i can add these fish to my current tank, Lemon Jake Peacock, OB Peacock, German Red Peacock and Blue Dolphin hap.   So my tank is a 72 gallon bowfront with a 55 gallon sump.  In the main tank i have tons of rocks for my Mbunna and swimming space for Haps and peacocks.  Also...
  17. C

    Female German Blue Ram Laying Eggs Without A Male Pair?

    About a month ago, I bought three female german blue rams and one male german blue ram. They were just random fish from my LFS, ie they weren't sold a breeding pair.   Recently one of the females started showing her colors and I noticed her and the male seemed to stick close together. Her belly...
  18. tetraodon_biocellatus

    Red Hump Eartheater Not Eating

    Hello world,       Two days ago I purchased a Red Hump Geophagus around two inches in length. According to my LFS he was eating readily but is now refusing food. I had him in my 55 gallon but my geophagus brasilensis was roughing him up so I moved him to my 40 breeder yesterday. All the fish are...
  19. M

    Need Some Planning Help

    Hi all,    So I am moving into a bigger apartment in a few weeks, hoping to have everything in and sorted mid Jan, at which point some space will be measured up and a new tank will be ordered.    Because I am super stressed about moving, I am preoccupying myself with what I may want to run on...
  20. Stoty

    Injured Fish! Fungus? Help!

    Hi,   I have an injured mumba from an attack.  I have had him in my QT tank for the last 2 days and have been treating with melafix.  A friend spotted him laying down in the sand in my mbuna tank.  He wasnt moving much when i put him in my QT tank, but now he is moving better.  His fins are all...