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Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:47 am

Hello everyone,

My fish keeping skills are at a beginner level.

I bought my first fish tank from #SplashingMeadows a couple of days ago. As recommended by the LFS, I have started with 12 Cichlids in a 70-litre ready-made fish tank. That's all I know about my tank and 12 finned friends.

I'm hoping to learn the art of fish keeping from fellow members. So, brace yourself for endless dumb questions :).

LFS: Splashing Meadows, Kolkata
Tank Type: Freshwater
Tank Capacity: 70-litre
Tank Size: 24"W x 15"D x 18"H [rough measurement]
Number of Finned Friends: 12
Goods: Artificial Plant [1], Rocks [2], White Pebbles [2 kilograms], Water Filter/Oxygen Pump [1]

I will soon post photographs of my finned friends. I will deeply appreciate if you can help me identify the species.

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:58 am

Please help me identify this #Cichlid. Is he/she a #RedZebra?

Date of Purchase: September 10, 2016
LFS: Splashing Meadows, Kolkata
Quantity: 4
Price: Rs 25 each

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:01 am

Please help me identify this #Cichlid. Is he/she a #ElectricBlueHap?

Date of Purchase: September 10, 2016
LFS: Splashing Meadows, Kolkata
Quantity: 4
Price: Rs 25 each

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:06 am

Please help me identify this #Cichlid. Is he/she a #AuratusCichlid / #GoldenMbuna?

Date of Purchase: September 10, 2016
LFS: Splashing Meadows, Kolkata
Quantity: 4
Price: Rs 25 each

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby hrishi007 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:07 am

Pic 1 - Maylandia estherae (aka Red zebra)
Pic 2 - Metriaclima lombardoi
Pic 3 - Melanochromis auratus (aka auratus)
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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:17 am

hrishi007 wrote:Pic 1 - Maylandia estherae (aka Red zebra)
Pic 2 - Metriaclima lombardoi
Pic 3 - Melanochromis auratus (aka auratus)


Many thanks Hrishi. Any easy-to-pronounce nick name for Metriaclima Lombardoi? :)

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:42 am

Hi,

A few additional questions:

[1] How many Cichlids ideally I should have in my tank? [24"W x 15"D x 18"H - rough measurement, 70-litre capacity]
[2] What other species of Cichlids will live in harmony with Maylandia Estherae, Metriaclima Lombardoi and Melanochromis Auratus?
[3] Are there good LFS in south Kolkata apart from Splashing Meadows? [At present, Splashing Meadows has the above three Cichlid species only]
[4] How to identify a male or a female Cichlids? [Google suggests that females should outnumber males for peace and harmony in the tank]
[5] How often should I change the water? [According to my LFS, changing water once a month will keep my finned friends healthy and wise]

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:25 am

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a good day. Taking the liberty of posting a candid shot of one of my finned friends [Metriaclima Lombardoi, as suggested by Hrishi]. I hope you enjoy the picture. Also, I will deeply appreciate if some of you can provide answers to the questions I had posted yesterday - Google is not offering definitive answers. Apologies for the trouble.

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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby dbhaduri » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:17 pm

What is the exact location of the store?
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Re: Cichlid Corner

Postby somasroy.chakraborty » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:48 am

dbhaduri wrote:What is the exact location of the store?


Next to Quest Mall in Park Circus Seven Point Crossing/Beckbagan area, opposite Bata store.
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