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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Astatotilapia aeneocolor. Photo by Dave Hansen A new article on Astatotilapia aeneocolor by Greg Steeves has been added to the site's library. Originally found in Lake George and Kazinga Channel, this Lake Victoria Basin species spends most of it's time feeding along the papyrus reeds, while...
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    Astatotilapia tweddlei. Photo by Greg Steeves Astatotilapia tweddlei is a mostly unknown species found south of Lake Malawi in the Lakes Chilwa, Chiuta and surrounding rivers. The species appeared in the hobby during the 70s and 80s, and was formally identified in 1985. It is unknown if more...
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    Male and female Astatotilapia latifasciata. Photo by Robert De Leon A new article on Astatotilapia latifasciata has been added to the library. The original article by Marc Elieson can still be found here. In addition to more details about A. latifasciata, the new article includes more and...
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    Astatotilapia stappersii. Photo by Adrian Indermaur. CC by 4.0 Astatotilapia stappersii is a cichlid that has been found and collected along the rivers and swamps surrounding Lake Tanganyika. The specimen pictured above was collected in the northernmost part of Lake Tanganyika along the...
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    Astatotilapia sp. "Chizumulu". Photo by Greg Steeves A recent find, Astatotilapia sp. "Chizumulu" has been making its way into a few select hobbyist's aquariums. As of now, this is not believed to be the same species as Astatotilapia calliptera Chizumulu. Whether this is a distinct species or...
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    Astatotilapia brownae. Photo by Greg Steeves Some might say that the name of the species pictured above is Haplochromis brownae, but for now I will refer to this species as Astatotilapia brownae. Many species from the Lake Victoria basin are classified under the catch-all genus Haplochromis...
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    Astatotilapia calliptera. Photo by Greg Steeves Astatotilapia calliptera looks like a cichlid that belongs in the Lake Victoria Basin, but it makes its home in Lake Malawi and surrounding rivers. Because A. calliptera lives in various rivers around Lake Malawi, there are different variants...
  8. Lake Malawi Species
    Astatotilapia calliptera. Photo by Greg Steeves The debate surrounding the origin of cichlids in Lake Malawi continues today. Astatotilapia calliptera and Astatotilapia swynnertoni, both cichlids found outside of the lake, have been linked to all cichlids in Lake Malawi. A recent paper titled...
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