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  1. SinisterCichlids

    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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    Tank stand makeover

    Hello all, I wanted to share my upgrade on my 40-gallon breeder metal stand. A lot of you may have this stand, so I hope you enjoy it! I am attaching photos below. What I upgraded: • I wasn't crazy about the plain black stand so I painted it white to match my furniture. • I didn't like that...
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    New Peacock Tank

    Hello all, I am setting up a new 75 gallon male peacock tank. I wanted to get all young males so I can grow them out. I haven't bought any new hardscape yet but I am going to go with dragon stone or seiryu stone in the next week or so. In the meantime, I threw some old decor for them to...
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    Juiced / hormoned fish

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has bought or seen juiced African cichlids, specifically peacocks. How long do juiced fish hold their color? Were the juiced fish bought/seen either online, in a LFS, or big box store? Any other telltale signs of juiced fish? How common is this? I ask...
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    Marineland biowheel filter

    Hello, Does anyone know if the biowheels from the older marineland filters fit onto the new marineland pros? Does anyone have the new pro filter? Seems like a really nice upgrade and would appreciate the quieter noise. They made the filter really customizable. Very impressed.
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    It finally happened ... I got ich

    Hello all, Obviously ich is the most common disease to infect our aquariums. I have been the one lucky soul who never had to deal with it ... until today. Usually, because I ALWAYS QT, but this time I said "eh who cares, there is only pictus catfish in the tank" BIG MISTAKE I want to treat...
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    What do you feed your cichlids?

    Hello, I am interested in what food you feed your cichlids? Please state what type of cichlid such as mbuna or peacock and let me know. I want to hear your stories and opinions on why you feed what you do. Also, I want to know what food you offer your fish besides the standard pellet/flake. I...
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    Air bubbles from the HOB filter

    Hey everyone, So from being stuck at home and staring at my fish tanks. I have decided that my water is not clear enough for my liking. My problem is those small little air bubbles that float around the tank and are created by the HOB filter. The water line is right on or right below the lip...
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    Can someone ID this Mbuna

    Hello, can someone help ID this mbuna for me? Specifically, the Latin name would be preferred, but anything will help. I just picked him up from the store and can't seem to remember what he is! I think it is a metriaclima aurora? A201 I know you got this one!!
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    Swim Bladder from physical trauma?

    Hello all, I had something very weird happen today and I need some help. So today I introduced a few fish from my grow out tank into my main tank. Mbuna cichlids so, of course, there is going to be some hierarchy displays from the get-go. Nothing unusual but I noticed my OB Marmalade mbuna...
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    Selling Mbuna

    Hello, I am looking to sell some stock off out of my mbuna show tank. I do not have pictures of all of my fish, but if you are interested in any, I can definitely get you some pictures and videos. I would prefer to meet up locally in the New York/New Jersey region, but shipping is on the table...
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    Mbuna and catfish

    I tried getting some pictures of my some of my mbuna today. Please let me know what you guys think, getting a picture of the pictus catfish was no easy task!
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    Pictus Catfish stuck in net. Please help

    Hey guys, so I was upgrading to a larger tank. Everything is going well, I am scooping out all of my cichlids into buckets temporarily. Until one ADHD pictus catfish decides to swim right into the net tangling himself up. What kind of fish runs INTO a net?! I have been dealing with this for...
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    Mbuna - cloudy right eye

    Hey guys, so I noticed today that my male Williamsi cichlid's right eye is cloudy and possibly swollen? I attached photos so please take a look at those. You can see the difference between his two eyes. He also has a few marks around his eye/face. Tank Background: The tank has been established...
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    Topfin 5 gallon question

    Has anyone used the topfin retreat 5 gallon for cichlid or really any fry for that matter. I have one for a betta tank and I think it is good for the price. I am just concerned about them getting sucked up into the filter. I'm looking for a cheap but esthetically pleasing temporary home for...
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    Mbuna cichlid fry

    Hey guys, so since my last post, I ended up stripping my yellow lab. I now have 17 fry in a breeder box in the main tank. I only put it in about 20 minutes ago, but my other much larger cichlids are very interested it and nudging the box. I think they know there are potential threats and easy...
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    Mbuna pregnant

    Hello everyone, So today I got a good look into my yellow labs mouth and actually saw a little eyeball staring back at me; I honestly couldn't believe what I saw. I have never bred fish before. I always try and only keep males, but I guess one female slipped through the cracks for a few months...
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    Python No Spill

    Hey everyone, So I decided to stop doing the "bucket method" and save my back a few trips a week. I bought a 50-foot python no spill and I am having some problems. So yesterday I started using the python and all is going well. Takes much longer than my regular siphon, but it gives me the time...
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    Fish-keeping struggles...

    I hope you guys get a good laugh from my nightmare ... Okay, so this is a weird one ... My friend wanted to set up a fish tank, and I told him to wait and buy a filter for now. I then put it on my already cycled tank. Everything is going great and the filter has been on the tank for three days...
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    Acurel F and oxygen alternatives

    Hey guys, so this is a two-part question here: (1) Does carbon filters neutralize acurel F? As far as I know, carbon filters neutralize everything ... Does anyone have any experience with the product? I have tried it once, but then I saw a cichlid breathing at the bottom of the tank and my...
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