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  1. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs is having their annual convention next week in Burlington, Ontario. Founded in 1959, the CAOAC is an association of member aquarium, reptile & amphibian, pond & water garden, and similar clubs or societies from across Canada. Through the CAOAC, member...
  2. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Ohio Cichlid Association is holding their annual Extravaganza on November 17-19, 2017 in Strongsville, Ohio. This will be the club's 23 year of cichlids and catfish. The event will include lectures, fish show competition, swap meet, and auction. Various speakers are schedule to appear...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    The Ohio Cichlid Association is holding their annual Extravaganza on November 18-20, 2016. That gives everyone just over a month to make their plans and attend one of the nation's best cichlid events. Guest speakers include Ad Konings, Adrian Indermaur, Rusty Wessel and Ingo Seidel. Aside from...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Screen capture from Google Earth of an island off of Kipili in Lake Tanganyika. Google Earth and Maps has recently gotten an image resolution update. Along with the update the service has also made images available without cloud cover. While this isn't exactly cichlid related, having the...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    The first day of summer is just around the corner. Why not visit an aquarium? For those in the Baltimore, MD area the National Aquarium offers many great exhibits. Along with an impressive marine fare, this aquarium also offers an Amazon River Forest exhibit featuring many local species...
  6. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Ad Konings Between now and July 7th we'll be doing a short profile on this year's American Cichlid Association 2016 Convention speakers. Starting off with a person synonymous with cichlid keeping, Ad Konings. Born in the Netherlands, Ad's passion for cichlids began at the age of 14. Although he...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    An informative, yet underutilized, feature of this site is the Cichlid Clubs event page. In it, individuals can update upcoming events for their local clubs. The events page can then be sorted by state to find local organizations and their events. If you haven't used the Cichlid Clubs event...
  8. Aquarium Setup
    The cookie cutter setups are getting reworked over the next couple weeks. These setups are designed to help beginners get an idea of suitable fish combinations based on tank sizes. These guides aren't the only options, especially for larger tanks, but are a good starting point. Keep in mind that...
  9. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    A series of videos show the best entries in last year's JBL Biotope Aquarium Design Contest. First place went to an Australian biotope, but 3 out of the top 5 were cichlid biotopes. Biotope aquariums are designed to recreate the natural environment of the fish that live in the aquarium. Not only...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Following their debut event last year which drew thousands of attendees, Aquatic Experience is hosting their second show in Chicago on November 7-9. The event will bring together many of the largest aquarium product manufacturers under one roof. Expect to see products and exhibits for all types...
  11. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Non-native "jewel cichlid" causing problems in Florida waters. We're all too familiar with what happened to the native cichlids of Lake Victoria after the introduction of a non-native species. The Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) was intentionally introduced into Lake Victoria in the 1950s and led...
  12. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Discus tending to its eggs. Photo by Diskuslaich1a CC BY-SA 3.0 A recently published paper for review by Culum Brown from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia should be of interest to cichlid hobbyist. Titled Fish intelligence, sentience and ethics, Brown proposes that fish are a lot more...
  13. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Mark your calendar for the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies 39th annual convention. The convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT from March 28 - 30, 2014. The NEC was established in 1956 to assist and strengthen member societies. Currently there are 29 member...
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    The other day I stumbled on some unique cichlid art and thought I would share it with other cichlid fans. A South African artist by the name of Lucas Grant paints cichlids and other creatures on old dictionary pages creating these out of the ordinary works. Lucas not only does paintings, but is...
  15. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Scientists have long theorized that cichlids evolved on the ancient continent of Gondwana. Once the continent began to drift apart, it carried cichlids with it to the regions of the world they are found today. Today cichlids are found in South America, Africa, Madagascar, and India. All areas...
  16. General Aquaria Discussion
    Started over a year ago, the Cichlid Guessing Game topic is still going strong. If you think you have what it takes to identify cichlids, stump the rest of us or just want to see what unusual cichlids other members keep, stop by and check it out. The topic creator, bernie comeau, kicked off...
  17. General Aquaria Discussion
    Started almost 40 years ago, the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association is a not-for-profit, educational organization, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to the biology of the fishes in the family Cichlidae, with particular emphasis on maintenance and breeding in...
  18. Lake Tanganyika Species
    New wildlife import regulations would severely regulate the import and commerce in "non-native wildlife taxa". As feared by some in the pet industry, new federal legislation that could halt the importation of many species of livestock and pets, including fish and aquatic organisms bred or...
  19. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    The oldest know cichlid fossils date back 45 million years and were found in Mahenge, Tanzania. The fossils are made up of different cichlids that lived in a small crater lake centrally located between modern day Lakes Victoria, Malawi and Tanganyika. The fossils are complete and well preserved...
  20. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Composite image. Todd Anderson, Stanford University News Service Researchers have found that female cichlids undergo changes in their brain after witnessing their preferred male fight. Where those changes take place and what they mean has to do with who won and who lost. For more information on...
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