Cichlidiot (cich·lid·i·ot)

Fishkeeping for the masses

  • cich·lid : Any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, many of which are popular as aquarium fish
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My Tanks

Compared to some of the other aquarists I’ve met, my case of MTS (multiple tank syndrome) seems to be rather mild. Here’s a list of the aquariums that I currently maintain.

Tank 1: South American Community

Size: 100 gallons

Decor: 1 large driftwood, silica sand substrate, black styrofoam background

Filtration: 1 5′ overhead filter, 1 Seaquest 2200 powerhead

Inhabitants: 6 Heros sp. “Rotkeil”, 6 Megalechis thoracatum (Hoplo Catfish), 6 Hemigrammus caudovittatus (Buenos Aires Tetra)

Tank 2: Brichardi Specie Tank

Size: 50 gallons

Decor: 2 skull rocks, silica sand substrate, black cartolina background

Filtration: 1 Eheim 2215

Inhabitants: 6 adult Neolamprologus brichardi (Princess of Burundi) with 4 juveniles and 15+ fry

Tank 3: Lake Tanganyika Community

Size: 75 gallons

Decor: 4 skull rocks, crushed coral substrate, stone poster background

Filtration: 1 Eheim 2217

Inhabitants: 6 Julidochromis transcriptus, 3 Neolamprologus leleupi, 1 Altolamprologus compressiceps

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