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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Iranocichla hormuzensis. Photo by Dave Hansen Iranocichla hormuzensis is the only species of its genus and the only cichlid found in Iran. Finding them on price lists is almost impossible although occasionally some hobbyist do have them for sale. If you are lucky enough to locate this rare...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Video of an Archerfish in action. Archerfish are a family/genus (Toxotidae/Toxotes) of fish that get their name because of a unique ability to accurately spit water at prey. These little archers can be found in brackish water habitats from Australia to India. As you can see in the video...
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    Etroplus maculatus. Photo by Raghu Kuttan We've all heard of animals that have a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship. For two species of Asian cichlids, this relationship is a little twisted. While observing Etroplus maculatus and Etroplus suratensis in the wild, a unusual behavior was...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Iranocichla hormuzensis. Photo by Dave Hansen Iranocichla hormuzensis is certainly a fish that is out of the ordinary. Native only to Iran and the only member of its genus, I. hormuzensis can be found in slow moving rivers and streams which often dry up and become shallow pools. As a result, I...
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