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Old February 17th 04, 05:35 AM
Greg Barney
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I've had a cichlid tank now for 10 months. I faithfully maintain water
changes, salt buffer, algae control,etc. I have about 14 common cichlid
varieties in an established 55 gallon tank.
To this point, it has been a very harmonious tank, everyone seemingly
getting along, no strange behavior.
I have a pair of Acei that have recently started what I perceive to be,
mating behaviors. They seem to curl up, fins flipping rapidly, etc. However,
NOW it seems like everyone in the tank is performing that behavior
regardless of race, creed or color. Today, I found one of the Acei on the
floor. It had apparently leaped out from the only small open area around a
filter. Fish that were previous "out in the open" now seem to be hiding.
Can anyone shed some light on what is going on?

Thanks,
Greg B.



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Old February 17th 04, 01:48 PM
battlelance
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On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 23:35:16 -0500, "Greg Barney"
wrote:

Can anyone shed some light on what is going on?


A lot of people forget to give us basic information when they ask a
question

What's your pH, KH, GH, temp, nitrates, etc?

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Old February 19th 04, 04:11 AM
michael
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"battlelance" wrote in message
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On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 23:35:16 -0500, "Greg Barney"
wrote:

Can anyone shed some light on what is going on?


A lot of people forget to give us basic information when they ask a
question

What's your pH, KH, GH, temp, nitrates, etc?


i do not concurr, ph kh gh bs fu ha dt pt ra blah blah blah is not basic
info. just 50 yerars ago aquarists just as able as u or anyone else would
have responded to this question without the need for all the blah blah blah

so without needing any chemistry data, i can tell you that your fish are
feeling sensitive and stressed and would recommend a 20% water change,
vaccumm your gravel, clean your filter sponges. Many other factors affect
them just as the environment affects you, so temperature, feeding, light,
etc should be checked as well. I f you keep a common sense equilibrium and
maintanance schedule, you can do without a test kit for sure.


 




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