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by Pam Chin
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Help!

Hi Butterfly, It is really easy to mix up many of these species. They all look a like when they are fry and it can be impossible even for seasoned aquarist to ID them. It is best if you set some rules. Never mix fish unless you can easily tell them apart, even when they are small. You can't mix gray...
by Pam Chin
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Chindongo
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Chindongo

Hey Maurice, Ha ha! That would be cool!!! Etymology: masculine, The name Chindongo is a commonly-used name for “small, rock-dwelling fish” in the local vernacular of Malawi, much more so than the word "Mbuna" which is used only in the northern part of the country. It is easy to pick up the...
by Pam Chin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Switching from sump to canister filter question
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Switching from sump to canister filter question

Hi Howieb4, I am not a filtration expert by any means, but I think it is best to run your new filter say a month or so, to insure that it is seeded properly. I don't have any of these larger canister filters running so I can't give you any personal experience, but I have heard good things about them...
by Pam Chin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Lithobates Zimbabwe Rock
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Lithobates Zimbabwe Rock

Dipanjan, Sorry, they are really too small to be able to sex. But the good news is... They grow pretty fast, and if you watch them everyday, sometimes you can tell who the males are. Once a male starts to show their color, remove them to another tank. Then the next male will come forward, and you ca...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus ratio Male/Female
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Tropheus ratio Male/Female

Hi Tropical Tropheus, I don't really dwell on the ratio, especially if you have a group of 20+ fish and you have them in a big enough tank. My goal is to get a cohesive group and I like the Tropheus to figure out who is in and who is out. I don't like to remove any members of the group unless they a...
by Pam Chin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Tanganyika Fish
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Tanganyika Fish

I agree, I love all cichlids! I am just stuck in a rift right now.
by Pam Chin
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Tanganyika Fish
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Tanganyika Fish

Yes I do Like Tanganyikan Fish myself.
by Pam Chin
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Tanganyika Fish
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Tanganyika Fish

I like Tanganyika fish, this is a test.
by Pam Chin
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Cyatopharinx furcifer strange behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Cyatopharinx furcifer strange behaviour

Luis,

Hard to say, but likely it is two females.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Chaetobranchus Flaviscens
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Chaetobranchus Flaviscens

Hi hiplecoman, Chaetobranchus flavescens sounds like a fun one to work with. They do get fairly large, 7+ inches or so, and as you have probably noticed they have a large mouth. The good news is they are a filter feeder and by providing plankton type foods it will increase your success with this spe...
by Pam Chin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: xenotilapia papilio tembwe
Replies: 1
Views: 409

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 a...
by Pam Chin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Algae Eaters
Replies: 1
Views: 392

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: 569

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: 536

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: 371

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...