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    Cichlid ID Check....

    No cichlid-forum info is correct, however the name you provided was not. There is Cyphotilapia Frontosa and Cyphotilapia Gibberosa. All the other names mentioned are collection points like I mentioned above, not species as you were referring. All those other name you see, usually in brackets...
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    Cichlid ID Check....

    Gibberosa SamazI is not a species. SamazI refers to a collection point, not a species type. It is the same as Burundi, Kigoma, Bulu Point, etc... There is no way to tell a collection point from a picture unless you know in advance where the fish was collected. Many of the same species are...
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    Oscar fish and his bubble wand

    Looks good Jers
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    If you put fish in a tank that isn't cycled, that's on you not the fish. same with your next example of 10 Africans and some of these and sone of those. We could throw out silly examples all night that will get no where. Should I add to high quality food and clean stable water a cycled tank...
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    Where these fish originally come from plays little role in the discussion of them here. These fish are so far removed from being wild type after being farmed in huge numbers on farms for years. Your average person here is not going to seek out a wild fish, they just don't care. They get the cute...
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    I understand what you are saying. The whole point I was trying to make here is they require what any fish we keep requires. And therefore we shouldnt be turning people away from this species because they are harder to keep. Clean stable water and a high quality food is what you need for every...
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    Those are saying for the most part thosespecies can adapt to a wide range of conditions. I am asking can you find some info saying a certain species would like and enjoy hanging out in dirty water. I believe you are missing the point here. All I am getting at is not to steer someone away from...
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    Can you find me some sources you have read on some different species where it says so-so water is ok for the fish? Brian
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    Cichlids: Can I have one for my upcoming 20 or 25 gallon tank?

    I mean exactly how it sounds. You can't spawn the same fish back on each other for long periods of time before the quality of the fish being produced begins to decline. The biggest one with these specific fish is the poor coloring seen In them these days. But farming practices of certain...
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    Cichlid Experience

    How's it going Lucy? Figured I should pop in and check on everyone here quickly... Brian
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    Cichlid Experience

    Tisk tisk tisk Lucy...
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    Brackish water?

    That is actually not an entirely true statement, many cichlid are found in brackish waters. Brian
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    Laetacara Dorsigera (Red Breasted Acara) - Breeding

    If you have lots of rock work built up in one area you will have a better chance. They are decent with fry but at some point they will begin to pick them off to start making room to spawn again. Basically like with any fry the sooner you separate them the more you will have survive. I wouldn't...
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