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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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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Should I euthanize my fish?

For almost a year, my pet cichlid has been favoring laying on his right side at the bottom of the tank, but still swims around (clumsily) and eats. I do monthly water changes, I've used Pimafix and ...
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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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Separating the fry from parents - German Blue Ram

If I leave the eggs to hatch with parents and let the parents raise the fry, when should I take the fries out? I mean, for how long they can live with their parents? I know at some point parents will ...