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Old 03-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #11
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If I have typos, it's because of my iPod I'm using, but my iPod usually does a good job with spell check. I'm not very familiar with the iPad. Never used one.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #12
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Any idea what would chew up my fancy guppys tail fin as well as my Beta fins? It seems to only happen at night. I have sat and observed the tank during the day and none of them attack them during the day. This is a new tank most fish are small.
Heres whats in the tank
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I 100% guarantee that this is your problem. Malawi cichlids are not compatible with community fish. Malawi cichlids should be kept in a minimum of a 4 foot, 55 gallon tank IMO, with other Malawi cichlids.
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I 100% guarantee that this is your problem. Malawi cichlids are not compatible with community fish. Malawi cichlids should be kept in a minimum of a 4 foot, 55 gallon tank IMO.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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I said something about the cichlid earlier, but as I said, I don't know much about the specific breeds. I have heard of some breeds being more... Docile. But as I said, I don't know much about them.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:49 PM   #15
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Not breeds. Distinct species.
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Like i said earlier i have observed them for a long time and havent seen them be agressive to any of the other fish. They are beautiful, if thats the case i will have to choose teh cichlids over the others, they are just cool and beautiful. The nipping took place overnite the tank is in my basement how do they even see each other to do that?
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #17
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36 gallons is not large enough for Malawi cichlids.

Just because you don't witness aggression doesn't mean it isn't happening. I still 100% guarantee that your Malawi cichlids are the fin nippers.
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Oh, oops. I'm used to calling other animals breeds. Okay, species. I'll try to remember to type that, so I don't get corrected.

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Ok did 50% water change on 36gln bf tank this am and now the Nitrite is .25ppm.
I also added a new AC50 hang on filter with Purigen not the carbon that comes with it. I swear within 20 mins the water was clearer and looks awesome now the fish seem to float. I cut out the filter material from the Aqueon 30 cartridge and saved what I could of it and placed it in the AC50 along with the other materials to attempt to save the bacteria. It was plenty dirty.
I think I should wait till tomorrow to do another wc what do you guys think? I dont want to change too many variables all at once. Thoughts?
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Just leave it for now. Your nitrite is still at a safe level, and it'll go down.
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