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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrochromis famula. Photo by Ad Konings In a genus of aggressive fish, Petrochromis famula is said to be a less aggressive species. Not as aggressive as other Petrocromis doesn't mean much considering the genus' overall intolerance of other Petrochormis. Found primarily in the northern part...
  2. 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...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrochromis sp. kasumbe. Photo by Ad Konings When it comes to being large and very aggressive, the Petrochromis genus arguably is the clear winner from Lake Tanganyika. While some species of Petrochromis are only about 6 inches in length, others can reach well over a foot. Despite their size...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrochromis sp. "Texas Red" (Ubwari). Photo by Ad Konings Having a reputation for being aggressive, Petrochromis live up to it. Their aggression is only compounded by their cost and housing requirements, making them a challenge even for experienced hobbyists. Petrochromis sp. "Texas Red"...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Interochromis loocki. Photo by Ad Konings. Interochromis loocki is one of those species found throughout Lake Tanganyika, yet relatively rare. Its rarity carries over into the hobby as well. When this species does become available, it is often misnamed under some type of young Petrochromis...
  6. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Following The Fish in the Near Shore Waters of Lake Tanganyika video documentary. A short documentary on the study of algae and algae eating fish in the shallow waters of Lake Tanganyika. The study is trying to determine the impact of changes in the quality of algae. Pollution and changing...
  7. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A short video of Petrochromis moshi Sibwesa spawning from PISCES. Petrochromis are large, colorful herbivores from Lake Tanganyika. Some species reach a foot in length and can be very aggressive towards each other; making them more difficult to keep than the average cichlid. They need large...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrochromis sp. "Red" Bulu Point. Photo by Sarah Roberts Petrochromis sp. "Red" Bulu Point is not the type of cichlid most hobbyist are likely to keep. Like other Petrochromis, P. sp. "Red" is a large cichlid with aggression and diet considerations. However, seeing a tank full of them is...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    httpv://youtu.be/zW9ihmIRVmI The video shows a spawning pair of Pseudosimochromis curvifrons. This species isn't exactly rare in Lake Tanganyika, there just isn't much demand in the hobby so they aren't collected. They are rumored to be very aggressive but without more hobbyists keeping them...
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