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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Synodontis multipunctatus. Photo by Mario Rubio García (CC BY 2.0) Synodontis multipunctatus, aka cuckoo catfish, is a parasitic brooder that uses other fish to raise and protect their offspring. S. multipunctatus exploits Lake Tanganyika mouthbrooders by swooping in and laying its own eggs...
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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...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Astatotilapia burtoni. Photo be Dave Hansen Astatotilapia burtoni is a mouthbrooding cichlid from Lake Tanganyika that can also be found in surrounding rivers and bodies of water. Despite its wide distribution, A. burtoni isn't often seen in the hobby. Astatotilapia burtoni has also been the...
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    Paratheraps guttulatus. Photo by Greg Steeves This beautiful fish, formally classified as a Vieja species, can be found in lakes and rivers of Central America. Paratheraps guttulatus specimens have been collected from Lake Coatepeque in El Salvador but has been reported, correctly or...
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    A Cyphotilapia gibberosa Samazi blue spawn by PISCES Farm. Another terrific video from the folks at PISCES Farm. This time they've captured a pair of Cyphotilapia gibberosa in the act. I've seen many cichlid videos, but I've never seen a Cyphotilapia spawning video capture so much detail. I'm...
  6. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Etroplus maculatus. Photo by Raghu Kuttan We've all heard of animals that have a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship. For two species of Asian cichlids, this relationship is a little twisted. While observing Etroplus maculatus and Etroplus suratensis in the wild, a unusual behavior was...
  7. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Egg-spots on Astatotilapia burtoni. We've all seen egg-spots on mouth-brooding cichlids, particularly on male haplochromines. The assumption has always been that the egg-spots spur the female cichlid to "pick up" the eggs and as a result, fertilize the eggs in her mouth. However a new study has...
  8. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Composite image. Todd Anderson, Stanford University News Service Researchers have found that female cichlids undergo changes in their brain after witnessing their preferred male fight. Where those changes take place and what they mean has to do with who won and who lost. For more information on...
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