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by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: pseudotropheus crabro question about sex
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: pseudotropheus crabro question about sex

Thanks, and yes it was black when I first saw it but when I got it home and put it in my small 40 gallon tank it showed more yellow but not as much as a second one I got.
by chiefbigsmoke
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: pseudotropheus crabro question about sex
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

pseudotropheus crabro question about sex

I recently got two of these pseudotropheus crabro (aka bumblbee cichlid) that measure just under two inches. One of them when I got it was almost all black making me suspect it was a male but after I got it in my quarantine tank its colors turned yellow with black bars. Is this common or is venting ...
by chiefbigsmoke
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Thanks for the reply grummie, it's nice to know exactly what I have. Thanks to experts like you guys out there to help me.
by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Photo update. With and without flash.
by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: found a suprise in my tank.
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: found a suprise in my tank.

My pleasant surprise.
by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: found a suprise in my tank.
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

found a suprise in my tank.

I bought a new fish recently and added it to my tank. A lot of the time I like to just sit and watch the fish while their eating to make sure their doing good and to be sure that the newbies to the tank are eating and adjusting well. As I was doing this I looked into the nest built by my acei and fo...
by chiefbigsmoke
Mon May 20, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: who am I? cichlid id needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: who am I? cichlid id needed

Thanks for the help he's going back to the store today.
by chiefbigsmoke
Sun May 19, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: who am I? cichlid id needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: who am I? cichlid id needed

I was told by someone else it may be a saratherogon species and possibly on the red list as a very rare fish.
by chiefbigsmoke
Fri May 17, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: who am I? cichlid id needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

who am I? cichlid id needed

Not sure what this one is. Even the pet store didn't know. And I made sure to get a lot of pics. Still can't figure out how to place pics upright. Sorry.
by chiefbigsmoke
Tue May 14, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: just redecorated tank and added fish what do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: just redecorated tank and added fish what do you think?

I'd love to have one of those custom backgrounds inside the tank, but for me money is tight because I'm on temporary disability. The 70 gal. Tank I bought for $20 and the stand and top I made myself out of a wood bunkbed I bought at a yard sale for $25.
by chiefbigsmoke
Sat May 11, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: just redecorated tank and added fish what do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

just redecorated tank and added fish what do you think?

I decided to take the advice of others and add rocks to the tank to make it more fish friendly. I also decided to purchase a wave pump to add a current to the tank. So far the fish love it and so do I, it helps so much at keeping my tank bottom cleaner. The best part was buying it on Amazon for abou...
by chiefbigsmoke
Thu May 02, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: what size fish can I add to my tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: what size fish can I add to my tank?

1 Aulonocara "five colour", "multi colour" or "OB" 2 of Pseudotropheus sp "acei", one of the Yellow tail variants. Melanachromis auratus,1 male and 1 female. 3 of Some Albino variety, probably of a Metriaclima species? No idea which one. Labidochromis caeruleus, Yellow lab. And another yellow cichli...
by chiefbigsmoke
Thu May 02, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: what size fish can I add to my tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: what size fish can I add to my tank?

The tank is 70 gallons but I don't believe I have enough decor for hiding. I plan to redecorate the thank with a large rock formation along the back of the tank and forward along one side. I have about 700 pounds of rocks I acquired to aid in making the new decor. Length of tank is 4 foot if that he...
by chiefbigsmoke
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: what size fish can I add to my tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

what size fish can I add to my tank?

I have a mostly Malawi tank with fish ranging from 4 to 6 inches what would be the recommended minimum size cichlids to add?
Thank you.
by chiefbigsmoke
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: are there any cichlid breeders in california near bakersfied
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

are there any cichlid breeders in california near bakersfied

I'm hoping to find a knowledgeable African cichlid breeder near where I live with good healthy fish. I'm tired of going to the fish store and buying ciclids and they point at a fish and tell me its an electric yellow and it turns out to be a Melanochromis auratus. I consider myself a new be in this ...
by chiefbigsmoke
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

I definitely plan to have him for the rest of his life so I'll be happy to post a few pics as he or she matures.
by chiefbigsmoke
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

After looking at several pics and comparing them to my fish I've got to say it looks more like the perlmutt in head shape and coloration.
by chiefbigsmoke
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

This is the best shot I can get is a fast-moving little booger. Sorry about sideways pic I haven't figured out how to fix that.
by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

The fish facing away in pic 1 is the same purple fish in pic 3. My camera didn't pic up its coloring very well but its a light purple with a yellow dorsal fin and wide black vertical stripes that are surprisingly identical on both sides. I looked at the links provided and it looks very much like th...
by chiefbigsmoke
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: need id on some new cichlids i just got
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

The fish facing away in pic 1 is the same purple fish in pic 3. My camera didn't pic up its coloring very well but its a light purple with a yellow dorsal fin and wide black vertical stripes that are surprisingly identical on both sides. I looked at the links provided and it looks very much like the...

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