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Sabrina Dunkerley - 2013-04-28
Hey, i just bought one of these electric yellow fish, and it is digging up all the rocks etc, and my pet store told me it was a female making a nest. How can you tell the difference between males and females cause i wanna buy a male now! :)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-29
    The Electric Yellow Cichlid is a very nice fish, however sexing is difficult.  They need to be mature and as you can see from the topic above: Sex: Sexual differences, the male will be a bit bigger and when spawning be more colorful with a bluish cast. Because they are so hard to distinguish, that's why in the breeding section above they suggest you get 5-6 juveniles and raise them up together. That's your best chance of getting a male/female pair.
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liz - 2013-04-22
I have six blue moori juviniles in a five foot community tank. my tank is very mixed with fish that arent supposed to be compatible, but i have never had any problems with them. the moories have been a great addition to the tank, swimming around in a group together they don't disturb any of the other fish, and vice versa. my bossy parrot fish tried to show them who the tank boss was at first, but they quickly put him in his place and peace has reigned ever since. I realise that at some point i will have to get another tank for all the bigger species in my tank, but that is a few years away yet and I am enjoying watching them all together at the moment.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-22
    Very nice that your Blue Moorii additions are doing well and everybody's happy! I've had similar situations Liz, fish that aren't supposed to be compatible doing fine if the tank is large enough and there is enough diversity in decor and tankmates to keep everybody occupied.
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Max miller - 2013-04-20
Hi i have a 45 gal long with 3 black anglefish i have a tank divider with cichlids like convcits and parrots and green terror they are all about 3-4 in and the angels are 3-4 inch can the angles be with the cichlids

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Desire - 2011-11-16
Here in Holland we called them Cherry Belly Cichlids, because of the cherry coloured-and shaped- dot on their... belly...

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  • Jane - 2013-01-15
    Dude, right on there brother.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-17
    makes more scence :)
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ash - 2013-04-13
My Severum was attacked down one side by another Cichlid in my tank. Its been a few months and the scales have not been totally repaired. Any suggestions?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-13
    I would add an additive to helppromote slime coat.
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Saeed - 2013-04-13
Hi I bought two melanochromis auratus, one looked like a female and the other a male. Then I bought two females. Now they have all the colors usually attributed to males. What is really going on? I don't know if they are male or female? Please help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Sounds like you bought juveniles, and they are changing colors. When mature (they get to over 4' in length) you'll probably be able to easily distinguish the sexes.
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Torin - 2013-03-30
So I have a male midas and a female jaguar. are they able to breed when mature?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-31
    It can happen!
  • Torin - 2013-04-12
    So if they breed would it be a texas jaguar or something else?
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kal - 2013-04-09
I just got 4 of these cichlids and they seem to be very scared every time I walk up to the tank they run and hide is that normal.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-10
    Perfectly normal as they adjusting to their new tank!
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Tammy Hyde - 2013-04-07
I have about 4 Borely - Red Kadango cichlids. they are pretty peaceful guys, and subtly colored. Some have Blue heads and brownish red bodies On, my biggest is silver in body, with bright yellow fins. I love them!

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  • David Brough - 2013-04-08
    What a beautiful fish... I envy you :) Is 'Borely - Kadango' a hybrid or a cross?
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Xueming - 2012-06-06
I juz bought 9 blood parrot fish... but they seems very scared of me and lighting and always hide in a corner of the tank... is there anything i can do to reduce this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-06
    It takes them awhile to acclimate to new surroundings - your new tank and decorations etc. Give them a few days and you will see them start to adjust and then they will start to come out and be around.
  • stalloney - 2012-06-08
    My mum bought 8. They were shy but when people not nearby the aquarium they came out from shying away. I tried to put other fishes such as red tail barb but they were attacking it so I guess they were not good around other fishes.
  • Anonymous - 2013-04-06
    I don't feed my fish that much and it is bigger than yours. I only feed maybe twice a day she is in a 35 gallon tank and has been in there for three months without me changing the water. I keep the water 2 inches from the top so the filter can slash for bubbles, and I have a heater that evaporates the water over two weeks and I add water over two weeks because it becomes too low for the filter. I bought this fish {Peachie} thinking she can go in with the 4 Oscars {Nomination}, {Grouch}, {Myers}, {Stars}, And Jack Dempsey{Jackso dempsey}. Well the Red blood kept on fighting with the Oscars so that I had to buy another tank for Peachie.

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