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  1. I work for Boeing and I will be relocating out of state within the next six weeks. I owned a retail Cichlid shop in Merritt Island, Florida and I closed the store in preparation of moving. If anyone is interested I still have 100’s and 100’s of F1 & F0 cichlids inside and in my Cichlid ponds. All fish were purchased from Old World out of Miami and I need to move these fish. The list is too numerous to list, i.e., 5 species of Tropheus Mooriis, Cylindricus, Trets, Frontosas, Peacocks, Haps, you name (all come in Large and Medium size). Feel free to contact me through my email if anyone is interested in fish. Additionally, I have a 72 bowfront combo, 90 gallon combo, and a 65 gallon combo for sale. I have 10 gallons and 30 gallons I will give away.

  2. Keith,

    Do you have and Pseudotropheus demasoni? I am quite interested in this fish. If so do you atleast 6 of them. Another thing would you be willing to ship them?

  3. I’m interested in peacock cichlids I have 1 male and one female, how many fish can i add and what would be good tank mates?

  4. I have about 8 africiancichlids and i notice some times afew of them turn on their sides and sort of skid across the gravel at short darting motions why do they do this?

  5. Mine is not really a comment. I built a 2400 gal above ground pond and inserted glass to the front of it. I currently have many african cichlids. I have read in many articles that certain cichlids will only breed when they reach a certain size. The fish I am speaking of are mainly the blue dolphins, and the giraffe Haps. I have fifteen juvenile dolphins ranging in size from 1 1/2″ to 3″ I have just noticed that two of my young females are holding also My Giraffe Haps, these range in size from 2″ to 3″ and one of my female is holding also. is this normal? I have been told that when the water quality is good and the fish are fed properly that this will happen?

  6. i like your site… except i will not be back… damn popup on every page… nice work…

  7. Has anyone tried breeding feather fins? They are quite beautiful. I was thinking of giving it a go. I’m breeding Placidochromis “electra” and Neolamprologus brichardi “Daffodil” right now. Hopefully, I will get a F-1 generation from the wild pair of Ruben Red Aulocaras I got. The male is displaying!

  8. Does anyone know if Apongetom bulbs grow in hard, alkaline water? I would like to grow some plants in my african cichlid tank.

  9. I have only recently bought some chichlids and can,t tell the difference between male,female and should i have my filter on a stong flow or just a stream.how will i know if one is pregnant

  10. Susan – your aponogeton should grow in your tank, but so many Africans will just mow them down that plants are often hard to keep in ARLC tanks. I know someone who has done this successfully despite the odds, but I have a terrible time of it.

    Pierce – different cichlids have different colored males and females, then others you almost can’t tell until they spawn, so it depends on what kind you have. They are not going to be “pregnant” but usually females will look much rounder before they drop eggs, and mouthbrooding females will stop eating and have a distended buccal pouch (throat area) so you can tell they are “holding.” The current will also depend on the kind of cichlid you keep, but for the most part Africans can tolerate a decent flow – good filtration is always a good thing, if that is the reason for the current.

  11. Very specific cichlid behaviours – !

    Greetings to all from sunny South Africa !

    1. I have noted that whenever I change water or rearrange the decoration in my tank, that some of the fish lose their colour, especially the ones with orange, red or black hues. I have asked a PhD student in Zoology at my school about this and she replied that it was due to the chromaffin cells that are in the outer layers of the skin (scales) of the cichlids. They are used for mating and courting rituals, and as a defense mechanism in the cichlid’s natural habitat. Thay are under the control of the fish’s autonomic nervous system. They should return to normal within a few hours or around 2 days at most.

    2. When the cichlids turn on their sides, skid across the gravel or rub themselves against rocks, always check the nitrate and nitrite levels in the tank. Certain class of bacteria called the Enterobacteraciae use nitrates as a substrate and converts them to nitrites (maybe this is too much info !) Humans have a rich abundance on the surface of their skins, u also find it in tap water and as soon as bacteria are introduced in the water they will metabolise nitrates. U probably need to take precautions against putting your hands (arms) into the tank too much and also making sure that u condition water properly before u add it in. Another possible cause could be having a filter system in your tank with overgrowth of this class of bacteria.

  12. I would love to have the answer to Pierce’s question. I have 7 chiclids and can’t tell male from female. I have one yelow lab, 1 yellow pseudotropheu, 1 blue hap, and 4 striped haps

  13. HELP!!!!!!! my cichlids are sick.HELP!!!!! some are on the bottom some have scales falling off, and sone have bubblely eyes.Can anyone HELP me?

  14. I am a beginner with african cichlids I “had” 4 all but 1 died. I was told they were agressive toward other fish but not each other. They were fine at first but eventually started battling against each other. Always when I am sleep or gone for the day. I would get up and nothing would be left but the skeleton. I want to get more but I thought I should find out more info first. They are beautiful fish but I don’t want them killing each other just so I can see them. I don’t know which breeds I had but 2 were all the glowing blue color 1 was yellow with brown almost like army fatiques and the other was blue with stripes.. Any advise.

  15. What is the rule…or is there a rule for how many fish should go in a certain size aquarium. I do not want to over-crowd, but I want enough fish so they do not become too territorial.

  16. how do I get on this site to ask a question- I have a cichlid that hasnt eaten for seven days now and will not open her mouth pleas someone help

  17. I have a medium sized african cichlid who has recently been changed to a tank all by his or her self can’t tell the sex but she was being roughed up by one of the others that she grew up with – recenlty I put one of her buddy from the other tank to see if she needed a friend and she wouldnt let the other eat for three days and made her stay in the corner I took her out and now left ebony alone in the tank- 7 days ago I cleaned her tank and since she has not opened her mouth and has not eaten. It does look likd she has something in her mouth – but I can not tell as she won’t eat or open at all- Right after the cleaning she was a little crazy and moved all the rocks where she wanted them but since has not eaten- she moves around like shes healthy and there are no signs of any type of diseaess how long can a fish go without eating and why is she acting like this please someone help me!!

  18. I have a 75 african ciclid tank. How many fish or inches of fish can I have? They are still growing.

  19. Hey! I love this site. i just started a blog about cichlids! Check it out sometime and give me ideas about stuff you would want to read! Thanks!
    Matt

  20. Just killing some in between class time on Digg and I discovered your article . Not usually what I choose to examine, nevertheless it was absolutely worth my time. Thanks.

  21. I have never bought fish through the mail. Good or bad idea. Has anyone done this and do they live. Seems like a bad idea.

  22. My cichlid has been moving all the rocks from one corner and has killed 3 or 4 of my other fish. Today I found one of my little pink tropical fish floating with the eyes missing. my cichlid has been chasing that fish around the tank for about a week now. why is it doing this and should i put it in a seperate tank before it kills all the rest of my fish?

  23. I, Pesonally, Always! Buy “Pimafix” & “Primafix” B4 I ‘Buy’ fish! As well as “Ich Cure”! Between the 3~have Not (yet) come across an “Illness/Issue” that 1 or More of the 3 Can’t/ Won’t “Fix”!
    Hope! This ‘Helps’ w/’Sick’ fish! Also, as have read on this site, & Others! “Some” females ‘carry’ their eggs in their Mouth~on a site I am on~ “Breeders” are Constantly! Talking about how they “Get the eggs”! & it ‘Sounds’ like Quite a ‘Process’~with the “Right” ‘Equipment’ ~a “Tumbler”??
    Any “Breeders”~want 2 “Shed some light”??

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