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#2022 mixing fish

Posted by dtoguin on 07 October 2009 - 07:54 AM in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

I have a white comp. in with my peacocks... they get along fine... I also have a beautiful hap with them.... and a blue dolphin ( the blue dolphin is becomming a little to agressive ) may have to move him.

#2021 dying frontosa

Posted by dtoguin on 07 October 2009 - 07:47 AM in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Test your water for ammonia/nitrate/nitrite. These are more important than pH. If you don't have the necessary kits, most pet stores will test for you for free.

Other than that its pretty hard to give you any good advice, we would need more information: other tankmates, size of tank, how long its been set up, etc...

Buy a API tube test kit it will be invaluable to you and your tank water. I test my water once a week and do a water change every 4 weeks. I have a tank of 9 peacocks and my water is staying very good.

#2020 need help

Posted by dtoguin on 07 October 2009 - 07:18 AM in Lake Malawi Cichlids

The reason you Male lost his color is probably because your tank is to small. Peacocks need a larger tank to keep their color.

#2012 Nitrites

Posted by dtoguin on 28 September 2009 - 06:28 AM in Emergency Room

I have a 46 gal. tank that constantly tests 1ppm of nitrites. Everything else is normal. We have done water changes twice 20% & 25% in last 2 wks. still has the nitrites. We have removed some of the rocks in the tank that came out of the backyard. ( boiled them for 15 mins.) We had the tank set up for about 3 wks before this problem started. Does anyone know what it could be. We do not have any sick fish from the level of nitrites.

#2005 Protein skimmer

Posted by dtoguin on 21 September 2009 - 09:09 AM in Lake Malawi Cichlids

Does any of our memebers use a protein skimmer to help control nitrites and amonia? I just added 3 more fish to our 46 gal. tank making the total 7 fish and we have had a spike in nitrites and amonia. We do a water change of about 20-25 % once every 2 weeks.

#1985 new tank

Posted by dtoguin on 17 August 2009 - 04:13 AM in Lake Malawi Cichlids

I have started a new tank and the only fish we have in there is a cat fish about 5" long to help cycle the water. Its been 2 weeks now and our nitrites are still to high. How do we lower the nitrites?