african cichlid

  1. spencer0t

    Mbuna eating lily?

    Will mbunas in a pond eat my lily pads?
  2. i Aqua

    For Sale  For Sale iAqua Carbon

    " About our product:iAqua Carbon supplies a custom-designed range of carbon and a mixture of Lava rocks to maintain the carefully controlled conditions of the aquarium environment. Decomposed organics and even trace levels of residual disinfectants such as chlorine and chloramine. The Superior...
  3. _bsafarijoe

    Help With New Cichlid Tank

    Five days ago I took my previously unused but full of water and bio medium 55 gallon fish tank and did a whole rehaul on it. I left in the original substrate and bio medium after cleaning out the filter and I set it up for African cichlids, I have not added any fish to it yet but I was wondering...
  4. Rayfishowner

    New to African Cichlids

    Hey all, I will be getting a group of yellow lab and ob peocock hybrids tomorrow. This will be my first time caring for African Cichids so please let me know if there’s anything particularly different between their care and that of central and South American cichlids. Do I have to worry about...
  5. agent1207

    Fry Question Help?!

    I currently have 30ish, maybe a little less, African cichlid Venustus fry in a 20 gallon aquarium they have been in the plastic breeder box for 3 days now. I have been having trouble feeding them as they all tend to swim away when I try and feed them, but just recently a few notice that when I...
  6. S

    How to Promote Peacock Cichlid Breeding

    40 Breeder 83 degrees Sand Substrate with large rocks covering 60% of the tank floor (I move rocks around every water change) 1 male sunshine peacock (4 inches) 3 female aulonocara (3 inches, 3.5 inches, 4 inches) Bi-Weekly water change at around 30-40% (Wednesdays and Sundays, I do colder...
  7. Cichlids keeper

    CA/SA paired up with African Cichlids?

    Didn't know which section to post this in but I chose this one. Anyway has anyone ever paired up a Central/South American Cichlid with a African Cichlid?
  8. agent1207

    NTT Datnoid with African Cichlids? Aquarium Upgrade Help! Pics attached.

    I am currently looking into upgrading my aquarium set up to a much larger system and was wondering if this could/would work. Right now, Aquarium #1 100 Gallon African Cichlids/ Central American 2x yellow lab 4in (known to get aggressive when larger) 1x zebra mbuna 3in (most aggressive in tank...
  9. Jacob._.merc

    Fish gender help

    greetings again, I have a 6 inch Fossorochromis rostratus and I am having a bit of trouble identifying the gender. It has female coloration right now but I've seen some males with the same coloration. If it could be a male, how long does it take for it to get that bluish color? If it is female...
  10. R

    For Sale  African Cichlids, Clown Loaches, Jack Dempsey, Pleco

    Hey guys. Looking to unload some fish. Willing to deliver in the NYC area. Please see below. I'll text or email some pictures if interested. ~ 35-40 African Cichlids all ranging from 3-7inches. Includes huge 7 inch male Frontosa. Mainly Mbuna, however there's a nice mix. Take the lot of...
  11. C

    For Sale  Blue African Cichlid

    Random Cichlid I picked up from somebody moving. I was buying some Central Americans from him but he needed to move a couple Africans as power was getting turned off that day so I thought I’d give the fish a chance. $5 or trade for something Central/South American for community tank. He also...
  12. Jacob._.merc

    Cichlid identification

    Can anyone identify this cichlid? I know it's an African cichlid, at the store it was labeled under it's scientific name but I of course forgot it. Any ideas? Never seen one like it before.
  13. Jacob._.merc

    African cichlid floating

    I have a dragon blood African cichlid in a 20g for now. I had to move him from a large terror blood parrot. They used to be housed in a 40 gallon but the blood parrot got mean and chased him around. I didn't see what the problem was, the blood parrot clearly has no way of inflicting damage to...
  14. spencer0t

    African cichlid pond

    I had a idea to make a African cichlid pond I live in south Florida I have another pond but it isn’t for African cichlids if I add a lot of rock to the African cichlid pond will it work any suggestions or help is appreciated
  15. Zack333

    Taiwan reef hap sexing

    Messed up on title suppose to say hap not happy oops I usually just wait until I find the fish with eggs in her mouth or becomes fully colored up to tell if the peacocks/haps are male or female, but my Taiwan reef seems to really want to stretch out the time for one of these to happen. So my...
  16. vinnie coyle

    Introducing Flowerhorn to new Aquarium

    Hi All, Need a quick bit of advice. Do any one recommend adding salt to an aquarium while introducing a flowerhorn to his/her new home. I currently have around 600 ppt of Salt in my 68 Gallon tank, which was previously a African Cichlid Tank. I had an issue with an overly aggressive Kenyi...
  17. Zack333

    Zebra Loaches and African Peacocks

    I have a 55g tank (lots of rock caves) with some african peacocks and wanted a bottom dweller to sift through the substrate and saw a lot of people have clown loaches in their cichlid tanks. Me personally, I am not a huge fan of clown loaches as they get massive and would take up a ton of space...
  18. Z

    Need advise for my 180G setup

    Hi guys! Need some advice and hope u lot can help! Am setting up my first 180G, with a 40G sump! Planning to house 40-60 African cichlids..pea pebbles as substrate, and rockscape smack in the middle! Tank will be in between 2 common areas, so it needs to be eye pleasing especially both sides...
  19. Zack333

    2 African peacock cichlids

    After a miscommunication I got a fish too early so now I have one larger established female and a smaller male peacock cichlid in a 55g. more fish should come early next week but untill then any opinions for either puting them together or keeping them apart. Thanks
  20. J

    African cichlid tank mates?

    i have a 125 gallon tank with 6 peacocks and 10 mbuna can I add a chocolate cichlid how would they get along aggression wise ps - all the fish would be around the same size
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