Questions tagged [cichlid]

A diverse family of fish, popular among aquarists for their interesting social and breeding behaviors. Cichlids often require particular water parameters, diets, and tankmates to thrive in the home aquarium.

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Why did my Oscar change color?

Both pictures are the same Oscar. I was hoping someone can tell me if it normal for him to change colors like that.
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My aggressive fish has become very shy, afraid in the last week. What changed?

I have a 225 gallon aquarium. I have 10 large fish inside. The most aggressive fish is my Red Devil. He normally chases all other fish and the others will rarely if ever attempt to go after him. This ...
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How often should I feed my juvenile discus fish to grow their full potential

I have juvenile discus fish(2.5" to 3") and based on my online research it is said by many that three to four feedings in a day with wide variety of foods will help them grow healthy & to full ...
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Feeding Mashed Green Peas To Discus

I have been feeding my juvenile discus (3 inches each) and other cichlids in my tank with a wide variety of food like pellets, flakes, bloodworms, beef heart mix etc (4 feedings a day). As all my ...
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Cichlids fishes are dying in summer weather

I have a different kind of cichlid fish and I live in Lahore, Pakistan. It's summer time here and the temperature is 50°C in day time and 32°C in night. My fish tank is about 45 Gallon and the ...
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Blood Parrot Cichlid Behaviour

I have Two blood parrots among other kinds of fish as well, one of them hits on the other however, the aquarium is big enough (50gal) and decorated so each can have their own hiding place. Once I ...
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Will my Mikrogeophagus ramirezi be okay by itself?

I had a couple Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (German Blue Ram / Ram chiclid) in my tank, but unfortunately, the female died. Can I keep the male solitary, or is it really important for them to be held as a ...
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How do I control the Convict fish population of my aquarium?

I made the mistake of introducing Convict Cichlids to my aquarium from a friend who was trying to get rid of them (should have been a big tipoff). Over time, these things overtook my tank and are ...