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The Common Pleco – Should You Buy One?

tobiaseigen Almost all fishkeepers have heard of the Pleco but they are also known for growing rather large. Steven Caller, Editor of Aquarist Magazine takes a look at whether the Pleco is suitable for your tank. The Pleco, more technically … Continue reading

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Tiger Barbs

caring for and breeding them in captivity By Steven – lil_rocker_uk Common Name: Tiger Barb Scientific Name: BarbusTetrazona Family: Cyprinids Subfamily: Capoeta Origin: Indonesia, Borneo, Thailand and Sumatra. Habitat: Warm, shallow, fast flowing rivers, which are well planted. Diet: Omnivorous, … Continue reading

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My First Tanganyikan set-up

I first became interested in these fish late in 1999, when I saw an article about breeding Neolamprologus Multifasciatus.   “Photo/Map copyrighted by Ad Konings and Cichlid Press (www.cichlidpress.com)” I quickly became fascinated by these and other Cichlids from Lake … Continue reading

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Care and Breeding Basic Fact Sheet

BACKGROUND: More has been written about the Discus than any other tropical fish in the last 50 years, and it is now one of the most popular cichlids in the hobby, with many books devoted to it. This is intended … Continue reading

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LABIDOCHROMIS CAERULEUS

(Yellow lab, Yellow Labido, Electric Yellow, Labidochromis Nkali, Labidochromis white, Golden.) Female Dominant Male This is one of the most commonly kept African Cichlids and is THE most common Malawi Cichlid to be kept in home aquariums. It is a … Continue reading

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Lamprologus Leleupi

    Background: This species was first discovered (and named) after an entomologist called leleup working at the IRSAC station in Uvira, Zaire in 1958. The Ornamental fish trade soon started collecting these fish from northern Zaire whilst working in … Continue reading

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Keeping & Breeding of the Egyptian Mouthbreeder

By Simon Hawkins (Simon1929) Photo © Wiljo Jonsson Introduction This cichlid is one of few, which truly fascinate me. I have longed for ages to keep this species, but unfortunately they appears to be fading out of the hobby. They … Continue reading

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The Red Top Zebra

By Alex (Devil) Photo © The Cichlid Exchange Scientific name: Pseudotropheus Sandraracinos. Introduction: This fish is from Lake Malawi, the male is colourful with a yellow dorsal fin with a light blue streak up the top, while the female is … Continue reading

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The Blue Dolphin

By Alex (Devil) Photo © AKWA Foto Scientific name: Cyrtocara moorii Introduction: This species is found in all parts of Lake Malawi, it has always been a favourite with enthusiasts that keep Malawi cichlids. They are known for there peaceful … Continue reading

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The Convict Cichlid

By Alex (Devil) Photo © Aquaworld Scientific name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Introduction: This cichlid is from Central America, it is a well known cichlid in Central America for its ease to reproduce and is quite a prolific breeder, and also, demand … Continue reading

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