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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    For cichlid hobbyists that collect stamps or even if you are not a stamp collector, cichlids depicted on stamps are fun and interesting. As expected, several African nations put out a variety of stamps with cichlid artwork (just google "cichlid stamps"). Most stamps depict species local to...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    The 5th annual Aquatic Experience will be held November 3-5 in Chicago, IL. The event brings together all types of aquatic hobbyists and manufacturers under one roof. Marine fish, freshwater fish, cichlids, plants and invertebrates will be represented. This years also includes a 25 class...
  3. Equipment & Supplies
    My Aquarium Box is a monthly "mystery" box service available for hobbyists. The subscription based, monthly box service is nothing new. Many other industries offer this business model; in exchange for a monthly subscription fee you receive a variety of products. The advantages are usually that...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Ever wonder what you fish are up to when you aren't home? A new product should be hitting stores soon that will allow you do know exactly what they are up to. Although setting up a streaming camera isn't exactly revolutionary, a new product will allow you to record content from inside your...
  5. Equipment & Supplies
    The Product Reviews section on Cichlid-Forum.com has always been a great resource for new and advanced hobbyists. Over the last few years activity on this section has dropped off. However, here at Cichlid-Forum.com we continue to update it with the latest products from the biggest manufacturers...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Short underwater footage showing cichlids in a 5500 gallon backyard pool converted into pond. Almost 10 years ago an article titled Raising Cichlids Outside by Greg Steeves was added to the library. At the time, a 400 gallon kiddie pool was turned into an outdoor cichlid pond. Since then the...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video on the winners of the largest aquascaping competition. Every year hobbyists from around the world create breathtaking aquascapes for the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest. After watching the video, visit the Aqua Design Amano website to see pictures of the top 27...
  8. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Photo by Chris Bowling; The Daily Nebraskan . This article about cichlid test subjects up for adoption is about 10 days old, but there still might be some left. The Central American predatory cichlids were used to see how their presence would affect the development of platyfish. Once the study...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Scaleless black fish. Photo by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation This fish is definitely not a cichlid, but its discovery along with other unusual fish found in an extinct undersea volcano are worth noting. The discovery of the fish is only part of the story. An...
  10. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Google Maps has taken its Street View to another level. With their Trekker camera in a collaboration with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, various 360-degree views of the Amazon forest have been captured. Everything from a zip line ride through the forest canopy to a trek in an old forest...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    A great new product that offers the best of both worlds when it comes to cleaning your aquarium glass or acrylic. The Flipper aquarium cleaner has a soft cleaning pad on one side and on the other a scrapper for tougher jobs. As you can see from the demonstration on the video below, you can flip...
  12. Equipment & Supplies
    What started as a Kickstarter project that has already met its goal, Isis Aquarium looks to change the look of aquariums. This new design breaks away from the traditional aquarium and offers something a little more sophisticated. Made entirely of acrylic, the Isis Aquarium will hold 25 gallons...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pale Wind, Takayuki Fukada. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Gold Prize The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) holds an annual competition to determine the best aquascapes in the world. The 2013 results are out, and everyone is a winner. The participants in this competition take their art...
  14. Unidentified Cichlids
    Bioluminescent phytoplankton in Maldives beach. Photo by Will Ho. We reported on bioluminescent phytoplankton that appeared in Australia a year ago and now it's back. This time the phytoplankton bloomed on the beaches of the Maldives Islands in the Indian Ocean. Photographer Will Ho captured...
  15. Unidentified Cichlids
    Wow! Stuff iPad Aquarium. Pocket-lint If you need something to help you relax or you just can't be away from your tanks, Wow! Stuff's iPad aquarium might be just what you need. This device, which is currently under development, will turn your iPad into the aquarium you've always wanted; sans...
  16. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit by ECOLIFE is designed to turn your 20 gallon aquarium into a productive organic garden. ECOLIFE's organizational goal is to resolving conflict between conservation needs and community needs. While the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit won't solve the world's problems, it was...
  17. Lake Tanganyika Species
    As anyone who has ever kept these little Tanganyikans knows, unshelling a shell dweller isn't going to happen unless they want to leave their shell. Shellies can go into their homes and wedge themselves so well that even a predator can't pull them out. There are several techniques to getting...
  18. Unidentified Cichlids
    Today it was brought to our attention that the instructions on how to post pictures to the forum were outdated and not working (thanks Chuck). Turns out most of the image hosting websites like Photobucket and Flickr have changed the way pictures are shared. So, we've done some updating of our...
  19. Unidentified Cichlids
    Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year from the Cichlid-Forum staff
  20. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photograph by: Kevin Hill, North Shore News I've heard of fish falling out of tanks and nets, but never something like this. Apparently a Midas cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellum) fell out of a tree in Vancouver, Canada. For the full story, visit the Vancouver Sun website.
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