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by Pam Chin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: xenotilapia papilio tembwe
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: xenotilapia papilio tembwe

Hi Paul, It don't think that the Xeno's; flavipinnis & spilopterus, pair up for life in the wild. When they are spawning there are many pairs spawning in the same area, and they are not sure if they spawn seasonaly; or year round, because, in these off times, they can school up in large groups and p...
by Pam Chin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Algae Eaters
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Algae Eaters

Hi Haibane, Unfortunately I do not know my algae eaters. But I do know if I cut the back light, and feed lighter, that less algae will appear. And cleaning your glass should be part of your regular maintenance chores, only take a little extra to wipe your glass down, when you do your water change, s...
by Pam Chin
Wed May 27, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Community cichlid tanks
Topic: Shell Dwellers Which Naturally Co-Inhabit an Area
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Shell Dwellers Which Naturally Co-Inhabit an Area

Hi Zachary, Right here on Cichlid Room Companion you can look up a species, and there is a tab for location, and click on that and then there is a tab for species found at this location. But, keep in mind, just because these fish are found all at one site, does not mean they would be compatible. The...
by Pam Chin
Wed May 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Diseases
Topic: Tropheus swolleness
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Tropheus swolleness

Hi Adrian,

It so hard to diagnose fish, it certainly appears to be bloated up, but if it has had this condition for awhile and it is still alive, it hard to say.

I wish I could be more specific, but it is just really difficult to say.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Laetacara araguaiae
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Laetacara araguaiae

Hi Haibane, I am not very good with plants at all. I looked around a little and I found this article link below, for a biotope of Rio Tapajos. https://www.reef2rainforest.com/page/2/?s=biotope Right now biotope tanks are very popular and there are several world wide contests. check out the links bel...
by Pam Chin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: Hello pam
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Hello pam

Hi Randy,

Sorry I don't see a picture, please try to upload again.

Thanks,
Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Long Winded Stocking Question
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Long Winded Stocking Question

Hi Ad Johnson, I do think larger tanks are easier to maintain, smaller tanks can be more tedious, but it is the life of a fishkeeper. With a tank that size you do have a lot of options, and the issue with all male tanks is getting the fish to color up. You could have multiple males of the same speci...
by Pam Chin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Stocking please help
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Stocking please help

Hi PuiEdylie, I think you have a pretty good list there. The only think I might suggest is to switch out a few of the Aulonocara, and swap them out with some Aulonocara jacobfreibergi. Peacocks can be quite timid sometimes in these situations, and don't show their potential color, but the Jakes are ...
by Pam Chin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Tank maintenance
Topic: Product “API Proper pH 8.2”
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Product “API Proper pH 8.2”

Hi Jan,

I looked around some, but I couldn't find any info regarding how much is in a scoop. I did find their toll free number though for customer service :1-800-847-0659

Give them a call, I am sure they can help you.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Etymology of the msobo name
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: Etymology of the msobo name

Hi AFOL, I did a some searching and I could not come up with anything. It is not a collecting point, so it may be named after someone. It could the be the diver who found it, there are many possibilities. There are also many different languages spoke among the native people, and it could be somethin...
by Pam Chin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: Trying to post
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Trying to post

Patrick,

Sorry for the delay, I had to check on this, as I have forgotten myself!

Best would be a 600 pixels with and 256 kb.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Fri May 31, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: mixed african stocking in large system
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: mixed african stocking in large system

Hi Jim, If you don't want fish breeding, then going with all males is certainly an option. There are many different peacocks, mellow haps, and predator haps to choose from. It really boils down to personal taste. Personally I think peacock wise, the Aulonocara jacobfreigbergi types are the nicest, t...
by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Black Substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Black Substrate

Hi Fred, I am not sure of the name either. But I do know that if you go to a gravel store or landscape store, they often have jars that you can see the gravel/sand in. It really helps if you can look at them, because it sounds like you have a specific one in mind. Sand comes in a variety of colors a...
by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: A Beginners Guide to Keeping and Breeding Cichlids from Lake Malawi
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: A Beginners Guide to Keeping and Breeding Cichlids from Lake Malawi

Hi Snailos,

Thanks I will pass this long to get it fixed.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Community cichlid tanks
Topic: Dwarf cichlid suggestions for community tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Re: Dwarf cichlid suggestions for community tank

Hi Sharon, Sounds like a fun couple tanks in the making. It can be a bit confusing, part of it is the word dwarf. To me a real dwarf is any cichlid 3" or under. Some cichlids are known as dwarfs, and some even have dwarf in their common name. Many people think there are only dwarf cichlids in South ...