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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video of a pair of Paretroplus maculatus digging out a pit. The video come from the africancichlids2010 Youtube channel. The video was taken at the San Antonio Zoo. Paretroplus maculatus, with its distinctive black spot, was originally found in several locations in northwestern...
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    Haplochromis sp. "KK Beach". Photo by Greg Steeves The Hill Country Cichlid Club will be hosing a very special meeting on April 23rd. Guest speaker will be Jose Gonzales and will probably involve Madagascar cichlids and/or endangered species. That is not all, the HCCC meeting will also include...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Sarotherodon knauerae. Photo by Greg Steeves Sarotherodon knauerae was discovered about 5 years ago in the small, isolated Lake Ejaghan. Unlike other lakes in the region, Lake Ejaghan did not form inside a volcanic crater. Instead, the oval shaped Lake Ejaghan is most likely the result of a...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Freshwater blenny (Salaria fluviatilis) / Wikipedia According to The Olive Press, two types of endangered fish found in Southern Spain and Northern Africa have been collected for captive breeding and reintroduction into their native waters. 300 Aphanius iberus (Spanish toothcarp) and 40 Salaria...
  7. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Platytaeniodus sp. ''Red Tail Sheller'' by Dave Hansen The Hill Country Cichlid Club will be having on auction on Sunday, November 11th. If you live in South Texas or plan to be in the area for the weekend, make sure to stop by and take advantage of this event. Like many fish club auctions...
  8. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Paul Venter / Wikipedia With the discovery of potential oil and natural gas reserves, the stakes for who owns Lake Malawi have risen. At odds are Malawi and Tanzania and talks between the two countries have gone nowhere. There have even been allegations of military deployments. If not done...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Herichthys minckleyi - www.ciclidos-mexico.com Cuatro Cienegas, meaning four marshes, is a unique ecosystem in the northern desert of Mexico. Despite efforts to preserve this rare biological reserve, water levels have been dropping. It is believed that large scale agriculture and climatological...
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