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  1. Hey everybody Chris here once again, just after some advice on worming my Frontosa's, Electric Yellows and Bristlenose (the bristlenose have fry in the tank and makes sitting on more eggs can I still worm this tank?) What products do you's recommend and where's the best place to get it from.. I'm just down the road from AOA so if it's something they have in stock that'd be great (usually go down their atleast once a week even if I don't need anything lol). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.. cheers once again Chris,
  2. Was wondering whether anyone could help me in purchasing some different sorts of African cichlids. Due to my location, Im not too sure whether the delivery would be an issue.I am in Biloela Central Queensland. Is this possible?
  3. Hey guys, Ive just started up a tank after months of thinking on it so I don't know a lot about the technical sides of what species go with what other fish. I know all the basic's. But James from Caramel's Fishy Friends @ Flinders View referred me here. Anyways, for the last week I've cycled the water and got the Ph levels right at about 7.8-8.6. Water temp at 24 degrees. Using a AQUA ONE filter doing 2000L per hour, very big for the tank but thought id go all out I will attach photo of my set up. At the moment I have 2 clown loaches, 1 peppermint bristlenose, 1 red top zebra. I'm wanting to add 5-6 iceberg blue cichlids and 5-6 electric yellow cichlids and maybe have a couple of others like mpangas, flamebacks, peacocks. Is this an okay set up? Will i be facing any issues or if this isn't a good set up what is an example because I've done a lot of research and can't really find out too much help with this.
  4. As anyone knows quality fish food is ridiculously expensive 50 plus per kg. Very easy and cheap method it making your own is to buy a cheap grinder, mine came from Kmart for $35. Last night I done a 4kg batch of food they go nuts for for less than 12 per kg. I have been doing this for the last year without any issues, recipe always varies but always similar Get Zucchini Carrot Fish filets Garlic Prawn Marinara mix Salt And use some of your usual pellets to improve consistancy Food Grinder [ATTACH=CONFIG] From here it about half an hours work, the smaller you cut the meat up the quicker the grinder will work Befor you know it you have this Then product ready to freeze
  5. I have not seen any of these fish around ever and look really nice! Does anyone have these or have they never been imported?
  6. Hey guys, just set up my tank again for the first time in a while and I got a couple of oscars in there at the moment, and I decided the tank needs a bit of greenery in it. Just wondering what's a good hardy plant that doesn't need much attention, and also do I need a special light and chemicals for every type of plant ? cheers.
  7. Hi there everyone. I have a sumped 6 foot tank that I am looking to start again with African cichlid fry and was wondering if I can put clown loaches in also. I have found an abundance of small cone shaped snails through out the crushed coral substrate that I hope the loaches can help with since my 2 hours sifting the substrate last week has not made a dent in ridding of these snails.
  8. Has anyone seen any around lately? I have been swamped with uni so time is short at the moment so would like to avoid doing a big trip around to all the shops.
  9. 3rd Edition by Ad Konings WAS $129.95, NOW ONLY $59.95!!!! AND you can still use your QLDAF discount!!!!!! WOW This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Tanganyika cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 750 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preferences, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior, and coloration. The more than 1200 photos illustrate all known Tanganyika cichlids, and the majority were taken in the lake, portraying the fish in their natural habitat. And the wealth of information on the natural environment this book contains will render it increasingly possible to maintain each species in the most natural way, allowing it to behave as if it were in the lake. Only by thus duplicating their normal environment can we expect to be treated to the natural behavior of these cichlids. Click on the link below to take advantage of this amazing offer http://www.thetechden.com.au/Tanganyika_Cichlids_in_their_Natural_Habitat_3rd_e_p/tang-cich3.htm
  10. Hi, i am setting up a 300 liter freshwater aquarium and am looking into peacock Cichlids. Has anyone had success in keeping them with live plants? I have a co2 system setup and really want to have a planted tank.
  11. Hi All, just putting some feelers out there for some fish I am/will be chasing in the coming months and hoping someone can put me onto the right person/s to speak to. After a 5 year break I am getting back into fish specifically Tanganyikan cichlids again. Seems alot has changed in the time I was gone..... I am currently chasing the following for my smaller tanks Black Calvus Altolamprologus Compressiceps ''Sumbu'' /Shell Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold Also looking at getting into Tropheus again (haven't decided which species) and possibly some goby cichlids to go in my new 5x2x2 display tank. This tank needs to be cycled yet so won't need for another month or so. Thanks
  12. Whilst there is already a multitude of "longfin" fish available from a range of families including Loricariidae, Osphronemidae, Cyprinidae and Cichlidae, I cannot say that I had seen or heard of the longfin gene being exposed in any African cichlids until this morning when I stumbled across a photograph of a long finned Protomelas sp. 'steveni taiwan.' Longfin cichlids are not a new thing; longfin rams, oscars and angels have been around for years, and even some of those nasty hybrids have received the longifn treatment, but all of those fish hail from the Americas - longfin African cichlids didn't seem to be a thing. After this morning's discovery I started to wonder if I had been living under a rock and completely missed the headlines, so I did a little further research and discovered another image, this time of a longfin Tropheus. Beyond these two photographs I have not been able to find anything else in regards to long fin Africans - has anyone else seen or heard of any longfin African cichlids? I could only imagine the possibilities if the longfin gene popped up in some Aulonocara, or even some mbuna could look pretty stunning with excessively long fins.
  13. Hey guys just wondering what the best African cichlid for a beginners set up would be. I mean I haven't kept them before. Plan to start a 4 foot tank already running, so have to learn how to change the ph Thanks
  14. Does anyone else out there seem to cycle between keeping cichlids and tropicals? I've got tropicals now and feeling like I want an oscar or red devil back. There more like pets
  15. So a couple of years back I was big into Dwarf Cichlids and planted tanks, and I'm thinking of getting into it again; I always used to go to Fishchick Aquatics in Annerley, since it was a great little place for that kind of stuff, but looking around there these days its very sparse in the dwarf department, plant selection is pretty thin too compared to what I remember. Is there anywhere worth going to these days specifically for these sorts of things?
  16. hi all..ive just aquired 2 15cm blueyed ciclid boys..into my 5 foot tank..they seem hard to feed.. they have been in there since last sunday..they r not being bullied..everything else in the tank is way smaller than them they have safe areas to go to..im feeding hakari sinking pellets plus flake my tank is malawi- american mix..any positve comments will be much appreicated ty in advance
  17. I have a Texas that is about 250mm, Male 6 bar about 250mm, Female 6 bar about 150mm, electric yellow 150mm and a Pleco about 350mm. All the fish are roughly 3 1/2 - 4 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  18. Hey do you guys know if you can successfully have two male jags in a tank. I have a 6×2×2 with a jag, festae, jd, zonatus and have just acquired a second male jag. They are the same size but one jag is darker and the other has a real bronze about him. What you think the success rate would be?
  19. Hello All, Just wondering what you think are the most common and most highly demanded African cichlids
  20. hello all --- I bought some Parrot cichlids last Saturday night at the auction held at Virginia School and would like to get in touch with the seller ---- I would like to know if you have any more and where you are located.
  21. Hi just wondering if anyone could tell me which Cichlids get along in the one tank, and how many could I have in 220 litres?
  22. If you need help setting up a African tank setup read this Thread, First of all pick a good tank size to suit your fish (most Africans are good in a 4x2x2 but don't overstock) Filling your tank with water is the next thing (it is best to put 1/2 a teaspoon of Epsom salts, 1/2 a teaspoon of Sea salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of bi-carb soda per 20 liters in your aquarium, This will help to get the conditions of the water to the closest water conditions in Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika) If there is any more help you need feel free to ask a question.
  23. Hey Guys, Not sure if this topic has been discussed before ? If so please point me at the correct direction... If it hasn't been done let's discuss ... I have Tropheus. I am feeding them Sera Flora Vege Pellets, ocean nutrition flakes at the moment.. However in the process of changing over to Sera Flora flakes in the next 2 weeks... why ? I have heard a lot of good reviews about Sera Flora Flakes, hence I want my boys and girls to have the best .... Thanks folks...
  24. Hey all, looking for some pics and a list of plants that I can successfully add to my 12ft monster American cichlid tank, need hardy plants that they won't eat. I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to plants so need some help! Cheers!!!
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