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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Great video from the Chester Zoo showing the rare Sarotherodon lohbergeri with a mouthful of eggs. Sarotherodon lohbergeri is one of those species of cichlids that isn't seen in the hobby very often. Like the other species of cichlids from Lake Barombi Mbo, S. lohbergeri comes from an...
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    Pungu maclareni. Photo by Dave Hansen Esq. Almost two years ago we did a blog about an out-of-the-ordinary species from a small crater lake in Cameroon. The species is only one of 11 native cichlid species found in the lake. Thanks to Troy Veltrop, we now have a detailed article on Pungu...
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    Stomatepia pindu. Photo by Dave Hansen Stomatepia pindu is one of the 11 endemic cichlids of the crater lake Barombi Mbo in West Cameroon. Lake Barombi Mbo is not only the largest crater lake in the region, it is believed to also be the oldest crater lake in Africa. S. pindu, like so many other...
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    Out of the ordinary: Pungu maclareni from Lake Barombi Mbo, Cameroon. Pungu maclareni. By Dave Hansen Just like Myaka myaka, Pungu maclareni is the only species in its genus. Lake Barombi Mbo is unusual in its isolation. All 11 endemic species of cichlids are believed to have evolved from a...
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    Myaka myaka from Lake Barombi Mbo. Photo courtesy of Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish Myaka myaka is a rare fish endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo, the largest of the crater lakes of Cameroon. Lake Barombi Mbo, like other crater lakes in the area, was created in an extinct volcano. In 1986, nearby Lake...
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