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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tugenchromis pickfordi fossils. Photo from publication . The discovery of new cichlid fossils is supporting the idea that early hybridization contributed to the diversity of cichlid species found today. Genetic testing done of Lake Victoria cichlids pointed to similar conclusions (See Feb. 12th...
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    Diagram from article New research published in Nature Communications claims to explain how so many different species evolved in Lake Victoria in a short period of time. The study titled "Ancient hybridization fuels rapid cichlid fish adaptive radiations" determined that an explosion of species...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia nyererei (Makobe Island). Photo by Robert De Leon Pundamilia nyererei is a species of fish from Lake Victoria made up of many different location variants. These variants look similar, but show many different color variations. Pictures of the different variants can be found in the...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    OB Peacock. Photo by Dave Hansen OB Peacocks have been in the hobby for some time. Their orange-blotched pattern and peacock-like displays make them an attractive fish. However, despite their body shape and common association with Aulonocara species from Lake Malawi, these fish are not native...
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    Pundamilia x Neochromis hybrid cichlid. Photo from publication A recent publication details how a female hybrid cichlid, in this case a cross between a female Pundamilia pundamilia and a male Neochromis omnicaeruleus, developed male reproductive organs and self-fertilized. While very rare...
  6. Lake Tanganyika Species
    There are OB (Orange Blotched) cichlid species in the three major lakes of Africa. Lake Victoria has Paralabidochromis chromogynos, Lake Tanganyika has Tropheus moorii (Kambwimba) and Lake Malawi has Labeotropheus fuelleborni. However, there are no naturally occurring OB Aulonocara (Peacocks) in...
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