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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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  • Anonymous - 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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Jason Aldridge - 2013-04-05
Two convicts and water make babies. If you put two male convicts in there they would probably find a way to make babies. So yes Max it is an easy thing to achieve breeding convicts, No matter what color they are.

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Max miller - 2013-04-04
Can you cross breed convict cichlids? Like a pink convict cichlid and a black convict cichlid, will that work?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-08
    Yes Convict Cichlids are easily crossed with their own species, and they are a very prolific breeder!
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Md M R Nahid - 2013-04-04
I have got 1 inch in size of 7 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey and 3 jack dampsey on a 410 L tank, so far so good. I came to know that they fight among themselves when they grow older so how many more do I have to keep to make a large group? Please it will be a good help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-04
    You have 7 Electric Blues and 3 Jack Dempseys? 10 fish should be a good amount. I would just keep an eye on them and see how they do.
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brett - 2013-04-01
This is such a great article! its really helped me A LOT in starting my new tank and as a first time Cichlid keeper. thanks heaps! :)

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