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  1. Curious if anyone has any thoughts or experience to share on this. I definitely have noticed the C. Regani fry occasionally giving a nibble the parents side over the first 10 days or so outside of the cave. They also seems to enjoy hydra, green algae, scavenging off the bottom, baby brine shrimp, bloodworms, cyclops, and krill flake. The skin nibbling is not like what I've seen videos of discus doing but it happens enough that it is noticeable. Both parents seem to allow it and not have any problem with it so far. The fry are getting pretty close to moving to a 20 gallon grow out and or possibly the 2 Ziss breeder boxes in the parents tank. I have them for such a surprise fry appearance. We are now 14 days in and about 1/2 inch long x 80 or so fry. Half way to submitting my first ever breeding report to the Colorado Aquarium Society 🙂. Hopefully we get there learning each day either way though.
  2. Inverts and Snails Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Green Jade Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Nerite Snails (Red Spot and Zebra) Bettas Veiltail Crowntail Halfmoon Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Round Tail Black Dragon Koi Cichlids Dwarf Victorian Mouthbrooder Apistogramma Agassizii "Double Red" Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Orange Flash" Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Super Red" Jurupari "Peru" (Wild) German Blue Ram Assorted Large Angels (Randys Line) Assorted Small Discus (Red Turquoise and Snow White) Corydoras Bronze Cory Albino Cory Leopard Cory Panda Cory (Tank Raised) Pygmy Cory (Wild) False Julii Cory (Tank Rised) Sterbai Cory Plecos L018 Gold Nugget Common Colombian Otocinclus Loaches Kuhli Loach Clown Loach Tetras Cardinal Tetra Congo Tetra Ember Tetra Glowlight Tetra Green Neon Tetra (Wild Colombia) Lemon Tetra Neon Tetra Rummy Nose Tetra (Tank Raised) Silvertip Tetra Black Spot Hatchetfish Three Lined Pencilfish (Wild Peru) Rasboras Chili Rasbora Exclamation Point Rasbora Strawberry Rasbora Danios and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danio Zebra Danio White Cloud Other Cyprinids Siamese Algae Eaters (Tank Raised) Roseline Shark Panda Garra (Wild) Gourmais Sunset Honey Gourami Livebearers Assorted Fancy Female Guppies Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Cobra Gold, Cobra Green, Flamingo, Gold Panda, Snow White, Blue Variegated, and Red Snakeskin) Blue Coral Platy Killifish Egger's Killi Pair Oddballs Zig Zag Eel Pea Puffers Photos top to bottom: Clown Loach, Assorted Large Angels, Cherry Shrimp, Snow White Discus, Egger's Killifish, Green Jade Shrimp, Black Spot Hatchetfish, Jurupari, Apistogramma Cacatuoides Super Red.
  3. I've got a heavily planted 55G with 9 smaller cichlids 3 yellow labs, 3 Duboisi, and 3 bumblebee bee cichlids. And a bristle nose plecos. The fish live in harmony amongst each other and I was curious if a shrimp colony could survive or if anyone has ever had any luck. I know people pull of strange stuff all the time and I was considering dropping some in. I just bought like 30 fire red Neocaridins from LRB aquatics. I guess it will work or they will become fish food!
  4. I am interested in getting a big-ish, individual fish that is personable towards humans and happy alone in a tank. I have considered as housing somewhere between 40-100g, and I want something "pretty". I get that some people like the look of a flowerhorn, and that personality is great, but the head bump is not my thing. I like colorful fish, and I would prefer an easy keeper that isn't going to be super fussy about...well, anything. So unfortunately that leaves out larger puffers, who again have great personalities (Murphy!). I was considering larger goldfish, cichlids, want to know what I might be missing, since I have mostly kept small fish thru my life. I have an angelfish, he is a character! I want a fish that notices when I approach the tank and swims forward instead of hiding, like a guppy but big. Those of you who have kept bigger fish what are your favorites?
  5. I keep losing cichlids. The only groups I have doing well are wild caught or offspring born into my water from parents that spawned and died soon after. The latest issue to arise is my last angelfish has started showing what I believe to be beginnings of hole in the head disease. I have lost two angels already to severe tissue erosion on their heads and treatment with General Cure, salt and frequent water changes only seemed to drag out the inevitable. This angelfish had been through the rounds of GC previously because of its exposure to the other angels. It has been living in a 38 gallon tank with cardinal tetras. The tank was moved to a new location and rescaped recently but other than that things have been consistent. Temp 77 Nitrate 10-20ppm Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 Gh/Kh 3/3 Weekly 25% water changes I'm wondering if my source for cichlids is the issue. Angles, Kribs from the same place have all had fell apart and passed within a year. Offspring of those fish are going strong, as are wild fish bought from same place. What to do? Is there a medicated food to try for hole in the head anyone suggests? Does this even look like hole in the head? thanks
  6. I have two tanks. In my 40gallon I have a 3 inch kribensis. He’s very chill and doesn’t disturb any of his tank mates. In my 29 gallon I have a 1.2-1.5 inch male kribensis that I took from a friend that didn’t want him. the issue is he’s aggressive towards the corydoras. My corys are full grown but their fins are getting destroyed. should I put the little male kribensis in with the big one in the 40 gallon? anyone with experience would be highly appreciated. this lil krib is stressing me out. thanks 🙏🙏
  7. Hi Forums, I had this idea to setup a new 55 gallon "cichlid" tank, with these fish in the tank: Panda Cory - 12 Amano Shrimp - 2 Dwarf Cockatoo Apistogramma - 2 Blue King Tetra - 24 Bolivian Ram - 6 Marble Angelfish - 2 It's not 100% cichlid, more of a community tank, but the majority of fish are cichlids, so I'm calling a "cichlid" community tank. Could you give me some insight on if this tank seems suitable on paper, because obviously cichlids are SO unpredictable. Thanks!
  8. Hope everyone is having a good Thanksgiving week! Frogs, Inverts, and Snails African Dwarf Frogs Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shirmp Red Rili Shrimp Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Assassin Snails Mystery Snail (Gold and Ivory) Goldfish Panda Butterfly Tails (Back in stock!) Bettas Veiltail Crowntail Halfmoon Halfmoon Dumbo Ear Koi Nemo Gouramis Sunset Honey Gourami Cichlids Dwarf Victorian Mouthbrooder (Super cool easy to keep Lake Victorian Cichlid) Apistogramma Borellii "Blue" Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Super Red" Apistogramma Nijsseni "Panda" German Blue Ram Assorted Small Discus (White Butterfly) Corydoras and other Catfish Emerald Green Brochis Habrosus Cory Salt and Pepper Cory Pygmy Cory (Wild) Sterbai Cory (Tank Raised) False Julii (Tank Raised) Panda Cory Dwarf Anchor Catfish Plecos Long Fin Blue Eye Bristlenose L177 Gold Nugget L128 Blue Phantom L200 Hi Fin Green Phantom (Been a while on these!) L190 Royal Pleco Common Colombian Otocinclus Tetras Bleeding Heart Tetra Cardinal Tetra (Wild Brazil) Ember Tetra Green Fire Tetra Green Neon Tetra (Wild Colombia) Neon Tetra Red and Blue Colombian Tetra Rummy Nose Tetra (Tank Raised) Long Fin Serpae Tetra Candy Cane Tetra Marble Hatchet Fish (Wild) Dwarf Pencilfish (Wild) Rasboras Chili Rasboras Pork Chop Rasbora Barbs and other Cyprinids Odessa Barb Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater Rainbow Shark (Tank Raised and good sized ones) Roseline Shark Danios Giant Danios Burmese Goldring Danio (Back in stock!) Livebearers Assorted Male Endlers (El Tigre, Flametial "Wild Type", and Silverado Double Red Tail) Assorted Female Fancy Guppies Assorted Male Fancy Guppies (Cobra Green, Luminous Purple, Tequila Sunrise, Flamingo, and Green Lace) Black Lyretail Molly (Nice looking!) Black and White Platy Red Swordtail Rainbows Neon Dwarf Rainbow Thread Fin Rainbow Killifish Clown Killi Guentheri Killifish Pair (Awesome Looking!) Oddball Endlicheri Bichir Burmese Zebra Eel Ornate Rainbow Goby Centipede Knife (super cool and rare) Pea Puffers Amazon Puffers
  9. New to cichlids a few weeks ago my fish started changed their behavior . So I set up a small tank as a time-out tank just in case. Yesterday I noticed a very small fry ( only 1 ) hiding under a rock up front and found (mom ?) dug in a nest under a plant in the back .... All my fish are now acting skittish , she has not feed or come out of hiding . I have not seem any more fry, just the one . My first thought was to move the mom but I read that she might swallow ...the dominant male is chasing everybody. The only way to move the mom will mean destroying her nest I don't know if she has a brood in her mouth or eggs in the nest. She is so dig in that I can barely see her under the plastic plant base. I have the room for the brood what should I do.
  10. I've been looking into getting some fish to help me keep my 55 gallon mbuna tank clean. I've heard plecos could be good, but I know the common ones get very large. I have 15 cichlids in the tank all about 2 inches or smaller. I put some pest snails in and only the biggest one is still alive. I have some kuhli loaches in another tank that I've been thinking about putting in there but I'm worried that the cichlids will kill them.
  11. Hey everyone, I was thinking of adding either german blue rams or possibly apistogramma agassizii to my 40 gal breeder community tank and was wondering through your fish keeping observations which ones did better in community tanks? I read multiple articles that said both breeds individually should do fine in a community tank given they have big enough space. Currently my tank has rummynose tetras, black neon tetras, serbai tetras, cory cats, and otto cats. Its is also heavily planted tank. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.
  12. Got some killer looking killifish in this week Shrimp, Snails, and Frogs Amano Shrimp Cherry Shrimp Orange Shrimp Red Rili Shrimp Snowball Shrimp (back in stock, cool white shrimp) Blue Velvet Shrimp Bamboo Shrimp Nerite Snail (Red Spot and Zebra) African Dwarf Frog Bettas (all betta splendens are male unless noted) Veiltail Crowntail Halfmoon Koi Gorumais Powder Blue Dwarf Female Gouramis Cichlids Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Super Red" Apistogramma Macmasteri "Red Neck" Assorted Small Discus (Pigeon Checkerboard, Red Turquoise) Bolivian Ram German Blue Ram Corydoras and other Catfish Albino Cory Bronze Cory Corydoras Habrosus Corydoras CW0009 "Green Laser" (hard to find cory species) Salt and Pepper Cory Panda Cory Pygmy Cory (wild) Sterbai Cory False Julii Cory Dwarf Anchor Catfish Plecos Clown Pleco Common Colombian Otocinclus L260 Queen Arabesque Pleco L444 Rubber Lip Pleco L106 Orange Seam Pleco Loaches Borneo Sucker Loach Kuhli Loach Tetras Cardinal Tetra (wild) Ember Tetra Glowlight Tetra Green Neon Tetra (wild Colombia) Neon Tetra Rummy Nose Tetra (tank raised) Silver Tip Tetra Long Fin Serpae Tetra Pygmy Hatchet Fish (wild Peru) Dwarf Pencilfish (wild) Rasboras Neon Green Rasbora Chili Rasbora Danios and other Minnows Celestial Pearl Danio Giant Danio Zebra Danio Gold White Cloud Long Fin White Cloud Other Cyprinids Siamese Algae Eater (tank raised) Panda Garra (wild) Livebearers Assorted Fancy Female Guppies Assorted Fancy Male Guppies (Flaming, Neon Red Dragon, Blue Variegated, Neon Metallic Blue, and Yellow Tail Tuxedo) Assorted Male Endlers Gold Sailfin Mollies Show Tricolor Platy Rainbows Dwarf Neon Rainbow Killifish Egger's Killifish Pairs Red Tail Turquoise Killifish Pairs Norman's Lampeye Killifish Oddballs Zig Zag Eel Pea Puffers
  13. ELI5: Explain Like I’m Five From what I have read the rule is definitely never mix African and American cichlids. Don’t mix African cichlids from different lakes. Don’t mix central and South American Cichlids. Some of the logic is water parameters which makes sense to me, and some of it is just some of these fish are more aggressive or can fit in each other’s mouths. That makes sense too. I wouldn’t try to breed discus in the same tank as like, an aggressive rock-hard water cichlid. But for instance, I have multifasciatus in one tank. I have kribensis in another. And I have another tank with hybrid parrot things, a severum, and angelfish. The tanks are basically identical aside from occupants. Is there any reason like, the kribensis that don’t pair up and the angels that don’t pair up can’t be housed in the same aquarium at some point? Derp tax.
  14. Hi, this is my first post. So, I have a 10 gallon tank with Neolamprologus Multifaciatus. They have not bred in a while, but they did recently, and babies have gotten older. Since my aquarium club has been having inconsistent in person meetings due to COVID, it has been hard to get rid of babies and juveniles. I am worried that the growing juveniles will start fighting with other adults because of the smaller space and limited shells they can use. Any creative ideas anyone?
  15. I got started with fish keeping in 1995 when I was about 8 years old my parents bought me a 10 gallon tank and 4 guppies I ended up with about 100 in about a year. 🙂 I learned a lot about water changes and the cycle of life. We moved when I was 9 and my tank didn't come with us so the hobby ended there...fast forward 22 years and I was given a 55 gallon tank and I bought 12 rainbow tetras and 4 guppies. I fell out of practice over the 22 years and forgot all about the nitrogen cycle. I went on YouTube and found Cory's peanut butter M&M video (nitrogen cycle) and I was hooked. I then spent the next month watching Aquarium coops channel. I'm coming up on 2 years STT and loving my hobby. I really like being able to create an ecosystem in my living room for each specific group of fish I keep. I'm about to conquer African Cichlids and Haps. I have a 75 gallon (This is going to be the Cichlids tank) and my son now has a 55 gallon (Community Tetra tank) This hobby has really taught me patience and how to just leave nature alone and let it do it's thing. Any tips or suggestions in my new Cichlids tank I will appreciate the input. Glad to call myself a NERM! 🙂
  16. I know everybody will have a different opinion... but what's the smallest you would go for a rainbow cichlid to happily live in? I have one that is getting bullied by the bigger boys [acaras and a blue eyed] in the 75g [he stays black all the time, they must ding him at night because he comes up missing scales a lot] and I know he would be happier somewhere else... thoughts? thanks guys! here's my little dude, he's probably about 2.5" 😊
  17. I picked up this pair from my LFS last week. I've never had Kribensis before. I have been kicking around an idea for a ten gallon build and they had this nice pair so I scooped them up. I put them in a holding tank on my fish rack until I can get their permanent tank up. I noticed the male seemingly guarding the opening to the cave. I thought "they can't have spawned already". Well I guess they won't be moving so soon now! 😃
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