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    Who switched from community fish to cichlids ?

    I definitely understand the no more yellow and blues haha. Glad I could help, those two very low aggression for sure. Red zebras can be a handful.
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    Who switched from community fish to cichlids ?

    Really awesome, the plant really breaks up the line of sight which will come in big handy haha. What did you have in mind for the other groups? Any mbuna would be fine, but if you want to maintain a more peaceful mbuna group like you have here; certain types I would stay away from. Red top...
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    Who switched from community fish to cichlids ?

    Haha yes it is the worst waiting, but it will be worth it! Or you could just pull the trigger now and go for it. As for your question; yes I would actually highly recommend 20 mbuna in a 75 ... BUT as always, it does depend on the groups. If you want to do more labs, acei, and demasoni, then...
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    Who switched from community fish to cichlids ?

    Yes they do, they are very interesting mbuna. BigBeardDaHuZi sorry you cant get them in China, I wish I could ship them to you! I think you made the right choice with the acei. Some of your other choices were more aggressive and a bit bigger. The bigger tank is going to be great!
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    What’s wrong with my betta ignoring food

    No, he definitely looks significantly better in the second group of pictures! Amazing, I am so happy for you! My betta didn't make it through dropsy, unfortunately. and Betta'sAnonymous we don't want him to make a 360, we want him to make a 180 because then he would be in the same position he...
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    Peacock cichlid eye issue

    Yeah, that's the plan, the water is really clean, but who doesn't love doing more water changes? Just gonna use melafix and hope for the best. I didn't get the fish at the most reputable of places... He was more of a diamond in the ruff hahaha. Do you see what I see though? Like I am not crazy...
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    Peacock cichlid eye issue

    Hello, I noticed as I was turning off my aquarium light for the night that one of my cichlid's eye has a white fungus of some sort below and around the eye. It looks like the fish has white eyeliner only on the bottom half of the eye. I thought it was pretty weird. Also, the eye doesn't look...
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    What’s wrong with my betta ignoring food

    At this stage in the game, no there really isn't much you can do. That's the problem with dropsy, the symptoms are pretty noticeable but don't present themselves until very late into the disease. I am very sorry.
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    What’s wrong with my betta ignoring food

    From these pictures, he looks pretty bloated and his scales look like they are pineconing. Looks very much like dropsy. The lethargy, uninterested in food definitely indicates that too.
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    Ammonia 1.0ppm in new tank

    Oh Australlia, yes that makes sense haha I am from the states. Those are oto catfish, much better choice then common plecos because they dont grow up to 2 feet long haha! That is a relief.
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    500 gallon predetor tank

    Off the top of my head, here are a few I would keep if I could have a tank that big. God bless your floor support: Jaguar cichlid Arowana Peacock bass Piranha Red tail catfish There are a few others like snakeheads, but those are illegal in some states. Also alligator gars and goliath...
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    Names of my tank occupants

    Please get one more moss ball and name him rick moss.
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    Ammonia 1.0ppm in new tank

    Prime and a masterkit are the two products that any fish keeper needs. Can you show us a photo of these suckerfish. I am thinking they are just common plecos or maybe oto catfish. Definitely sketpical of the fish store you got them at if they are labeled suckerfish haha. Maybe there is a fish...
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    Ammonia 1.0ppm in new tank

    Hi, welcome! So typically you want to cycle your tank before adding fish. But it is possible to do a "fish-in cycle". It just makes it a bit harder. Unfortunately, the tank you have is not big enough for the fish you currently have. I would start by familiarizing yourself with an aquarium's...
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    55 Gallon Tank My Filter Media Was Thrown Away!

    Oh boyyyyy. Try and load up on media in your current filter, so when you set up the new filter alongside the old one, you can transfer some of that media so the new filter isn't starting at zero. Keep testing your water and doing water changes. Don't scrub your tank to the bones. Get an...
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