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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Crenicichla dandara, female (A) and juvenile (B). Photos by Oliver Lucanus/Publication Formerly known as Crenicichla sp. 'Xingu III', the newest described pike cichlid has been named Crenicichla dandara. This species is a member of the lugubris group, the largest-sized pike cichlids. C. dandara...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Trematocranus pachychilus. Photo from publication . A new species of Trematocranus has recently been named. Joining a small group, Trematocranus pachychilus becomes only the forth species in the genus to be described. This species of haplochromis has only been collected in one part of Lake...
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    Satanoperca curupira. Photo by U. Werner A new species from the Madeira River basin in Brazil has been described. Satanoperca curupira belongs to a genus of fish known for their feeding behavior as eartheaters. They feed by picking up mouthfuls of sand and sifting through it to find small...
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    Crenicichla ploegi. Male (left) and female (right). Photo by Marcelo Krause A new species of pike cichlid, Crenicichla ploegi, has been recently described. This species can be found in streams and rivers of the Mato Grosso State in central Brazil. C. ploegi is part of the Crenicichla saxatilis...
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    Metriaclima koningsi. Male and females. Photos by Alf Persson Metriaclima koningsi, formally known as Metriaclima sp. 'membe deep', has been officially named and described. Named after Ad Konings, M. koningsi is found around the islands of Likoma and Maingano in Lake Malawi. This species has a...
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    Maturing Haplochromis sp. "Kisuule". Photo by Greg Steeves Despite all the loses of native species since the introduction of the Nile Perch to Lake Victoria, new fish like Haplochromis sp. "Kisuule" are still being found. H. sp. "Kisuule" has yet to be officially described, but some people have...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Hemibates koningsi. Photo by Ad Konings After many years of being considered a variant of Hemibates stenosoma, or as a closely related unsubscribed species, Hemibates koningsi has been formally described. H. koningsi differentiates itself from H. stenosoma, the only other member of the genus...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Male Labeotropheus artatorostris. Photo from publication / Ad Konings Labeotrophus is a genus with only a handful of species, of which L. fuelleborni and L. trewavasae are the most well known in the hobby. A new species has been proposed by Michael J. Pauers from what were originally...
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    Male Apistogramma megastoma is breeding colors. Photo from publication . Found in the Río Jutai along the border of Peru and Brazil, Apistogramma megastoma has finally been described. This species has gone by temporary and trade names including A. sp. "Diamond Face" and A. sp. "Jutai"...
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    Female Thorichthys panchovillai. Photo from Revista Peruana de Biología publication . A new species of Thorichthys, found in the Coatzacoalcos River of Southern Mexico, has been formally described. Presumably named after the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, Thorichthys panchovillai appears...
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    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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    Nanochromis teugelsi. Photo from publication A new species, Nanochromis teugelsi, from the Kasai River area in DR Congo has been described by Anton Lamboj and Robert Schelly. Published in Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, the article can be found on the Researchgate.net website. From...
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    Xyliphius sofiae. Credit: Mark Sabaj/Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. A new species of catfish from the dark, murky waters of the Amazon River has been named after the discoverer's daughter. Xyliphius sofiae was first discovered years ago but not until recently given a species...
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    Iranocichla persa. Photo from research article . A new species of cichlid from Iran has been described. Iranocichla persa joins I. hormuzensis in what was once a single species genus. Like I. hormuzensis, I. persa has only been found in drainage rivers along the Persian Gulf coastal region. The...
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    Chindongo bellicosus, formerly Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Aggressive". Photo by Ad Konings A new Lake Malawi mbuna genus has been described and several other species of mbuna have been reclassified. A recent publication by Ad Konings, Shan Li and Jay Stauffer describe a new genus in Lake...
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    Astatotilapia sp. "Chizumulu". Photo by Greg Steeves A recent find, Astatotilapia sp. "Chizumulu" has been making its way into a few select hobbyist's aquariums. As of now, this is not believed to be the same species as Astatotilapia calliptera Chizumulu. Whether this is a distinct species or...
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    2 new Labeotropheus species. Photo from publication A recent publication in BioOne proposes two new Labeotropheus species. Currently there are only two species in the genus, Labeotropheus fuelleborni and L. trewavasae. The new proposed species are L. chlorosiglos and L. simoneae. The proposed...
  18. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Midas cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus). Photo by George Chernilevsky CC BY-SA 4.0 Sympatric speciation happens when different species evolve from a common ancestor without any geographic barriers to separate them. Each new species still inhabits the same areas and can come in contact with...
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    Cichlid fossil. Photo credit: LMU/B. Reichenbacher A study attempting to determine what the Rift Valley of east Africa looked like during the mid to late Miocene Epoch (11 to 16 million years ago) found that cichlids made up the majority of fish species in the area, like they do today. Cichlid...
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    Drawing of Wallace's Pike Cichlid c.1852. Originally collected in 1852, Wallace's Pike Cichlid died during transport to England. It wasn't until 160 years later that the specimen collected in the upper Rio ***** was identified from its drawings. The new species name of the 160 year-old mystery...
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