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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Simochromis diagramma. Photo by Ad Konings The largest in the Simochromis group, Simochromis diagramma inhabit shallow, rocky waters. This species prefers coves and is rarely seen in waters deeper than 15 feet. S. diagramma is a herbivore that feeds on algae and plant matter found in the...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pseudosimochromis curvifrons. Photo by Ad Konings Not as well known as the popular Tropheus, Pseudosimochromis curvifrons is a colorful, grazing herbivore found throughout Lake Tanganyika. Aggressive and territorial, P. curvifrons make their home in shallow, rocky areas along the shore. Unlike...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrotilapia sp. "mumbo yellow". Photo by Ad Konings Found in the waters around Mumbo Island in southern Lake Malawi, Petrotilapia sp. "mumbo yellow" is a large and colorful mbuna. Like other Petrotilapia, this species can reach lengths of 7 inches, which is unusual for most mbuna. P. sp...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops sp. "olive". Photo by Ad Konings Found along the northern shores of Lake Malawi, Tropheops sp. "olive" is a colorful, algae grazing mbuna. Although variations in color can be found among locations, males are usually yellow while females are silver with black bars. T. sp. "olive"...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops sp. "Aurora". Photo by Ad Konings Another group of Lake Malawi mbuna is the genus Tropheops. This genus, like Pseudotropheus and Metriaclima, has undergone some revisions in recent years. At one time Tropheops were considered a subgroup of Pseudotropheus. For now, the fish pictured...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Metriaclima fainzilberi from Hongi Island. Photo by Ad Konings Metriaclima fainzilberi from Hongi Island in Lake Malawi is one of the many location variants of this species. The color pattern shown above is typical for this species. Other variants, like the M. fainzilberi OB "Charo", have been...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheus sp. "Red" (Lupota). Photo be Ad Konings Tropheus sp. "Red" (Lupota) is one of about a dozen "Red" Tropheus that were originally classified as a T. moorii variant. Color differences between the "Red" and moorii variants led to the distinction between the two species. "Red" species...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Metriaclima fainzilberi OB "Charo". Photo by Ad Konings Metriaclima fainzilberi is a Lake Malawi mbuna collected from various locations. Pictured above is an orange-blotched male from Charo on the western side of the lake. While most M. fainzilberi males are blue with black stripes, OB...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Ophthalmotilapia nasuta. Photo by Dave Hansen Found in various locations throughout the Lake Tanganyika, Ophthalmotilapia nasuta prefers shallow, rocky coastlines where it can feed on plankton. In the aquarium this species needs plenty of room to swim and reach upwards of 8" in size. A minimum...
  10. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihq-1spR-QU The second part of the series on Lake Tanganyika travels by Alex Jordan.
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