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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia nyererei "Makobe Island". Photo by Robert De Leon A new article has been added to this site's library. Written by Greg Steeves, the article gives some insight on what it takes to successfully keep, breed and raise Pundamilia nyererei "Makobe Island". Greg is a frequent contributor to...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia sp. "red head". Photo by Greg Steeves Pundamilia sp. "red head" is another colorful species from Lake Victoria that has yet to be officially described. Surprisingly, this species hasn't gained much popularity in the hobby. Its bright red coloration and relatively mild temperament...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia nyererei. Photo by Robert De Leon The vast diversity of cichlid species, especially within the confines for a lake or river, has intrigued scientists. Various hypothesis have been put to the test and while they help explain some of the diversity, there are still many questions that...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia pundamilia. Photo by Greg Steeves Pundamilia pundamilia are found in Mwanza Gulf at the southern part of Lake Victoria. Within the gulf there are various locations where this species is found. The male pictured above comes from the waters around Hippo Point. In the aquarium P...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia nyererei Mwanza Gulf. Photo by Greg Steeves. When I think of Lake Victoria cichlids the species that usually comes to mind is Pundamilia nyererei. Their bright colors they so eagerly display make them a treat to watch. P. nyererei are hardy fish that adapt well to a variety of water...
  6. 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...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia sp. "black widow". Photo by Greg Steeves A strikingly colored Lake Victoria cichlid that has worked itself into the hobby over the last couple years. Little is known about the true origins of Pundamilia sp. "black widow" or if it has already made the rounds under a different name...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    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...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia sp. "red head" Zue Island. Photo by Greg Steeves On the southern side of Lake Victoria there are two locations where Pundamilia sp. "red head" where originally found, Zue Island and Mabibi Island. The Zue Island P. sp. "red head" spends its days grazing the rocks along the shore. It...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Pundamilia sp. "blue bar". Photo by Dave Hansen An article on Pundamilia sp. "blue bar" has been added to the site's library. For hobbyists not familiar with the genus Pundamilia, it is made of of some incredibly colorful fish from the Lake Victoria Basin. The article starts off with some...
  11. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Pundamilia nyererei, Lake Victoria. Photo by Robert De Leon Researchers are studying a cichlid species from Lake Victoria in hopes that the fish's regenerative abilities can be used to cure heart disease in humans. Pundamilia nyererei can regrow damaged heart tissue at the rate of 20% within...
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