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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Chalinochromis popelini. Photo by Dr. David Midgley (CC BY-SA 2.5) . Found along the rocky shores of southern Lake Tanganyika, Chalinochromis popelini shares some of the traits common to Julidochromis. C. popelini are usually alone or in pairs, feeding on small invertebrates living in the...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    A great video on Tom's Tanganyika channel showing a pair of Cyprichromis leptosoma Utinta spawning. Found throughout Lake Tanganyika in its many variants, Cyprichromis leptosoma form large schools numbering into the thousands. C. leptosoma spend their adult life in open water. Males will...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    A video of a pair of Tropheus sp. black Bulu Point spawning by PISCES. Breeding cichlids in your aquarium is one of the most interesting aspects of the hobby. Properly preparing and understanding your fish's needs will improve the chances of successfully spawning and subsequently raising the...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video from PISCES showing a pair of Tropheus brichardi Kipili spawning. The female can clearly be seen depositing and picking up her eggs. As the name suggest, Tropheus brichardi Kipili are found in the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika around Kipili. The brichardi species of...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Neolamprologus brichardi. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus brichardi is a beautiful fish from Lake Tanganyika. In the wild, N. brichardi form large schools feeding on plankton found in the water column. What sets them apart from other schooling fish is that they are substrate spawners...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Anomalochromis thomasi. Photo by Dave Hansen Commonly known as the African butterfly cichlid, Anomalochromis thomasi is found in small streams of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Males can reach sizes of about 3 inches while females are slightly smaller. Their size makes them a great choice...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Paraneetroplus synspilus. Photo by George Chernilevsky Paraneetroplus synspilus can be found in the Usumacinta River system of Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. This fish can be found under several names, both scientific and common. They include Vieja and Cichlasoma synspila, redhead...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Astatotilapia brownae. Photo by Greg Steeves Some might say that the name of the species pictured above is Haplochromis brownae, but for now I will refer to this species as Astatotilapia brownae. Many species from the Lake Victoria basin are classified under the catch-all genus Haplochromis...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    A great in the wild Callochromis macrops courtship video. Callochromis macrops makes its home along the shallow sandy bottoms of southern Lake Tanganyika. As seen in the video above, C. macrops will dig small depressions in the sand for spawning. If given enough space and the right...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Parachromis managuensis. Photo by George Chernilevsky . Wiki Commons Parachromis managuensis is certainly an impressive fish. Commonly referred to as the Jaguar cichlid for its color pattern. Growing to over a foot in an aquarium, this Central American predator isn't just large, but also...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    Variabilichromis moorii. Photo by JBenoit . CC-BY-SA-3.0 Variabilichromis moorii is one of those fish that you might easily overlook if you see them at the wrong time. However, catch them at the right time and you won't be able to take your eyes off of them. When not in breeding dress, V...
  12. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A great video showing an Aulonocranus trying to fend off an Oreochromis that has taken an interest in his pit. Male Aulonocranus will build pits in order to attract potential spawning females. In this video, a young Oreochromis seems to have decided he likes the pit as well. Oreochromis are...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    A great video showing a pair of Paretroplus menarambo spawning. This video was taken by one of our very own moderators. Paretroplus menarambo is a species from Madagascar. This species was considered extinct in the wild with specimens only existing in zoos and hobbyists' tanks. While the...
  14. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A video showing a pair of Altolamprologus calvus spawning. Another great video from PISCES. This one captures a pair of Altolamprologus calvus spawning in a shell. Videos showing Altolamprologus in the act aren't that common since they tend to be very secretive when it comes to spawning. Most...
  15. 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...
  16. General Aquaria Discussion
    Paratilapia polleni. Photo by MidgleyDJ Paratilapia polleni is one of the cichlid species from Madagascar. Like other cichlids, P. polleni will excavate a pit in order to spawn. Here is where P. polleni differentiates itself from other egg layers. Its eggs aren't sticky so they wont adhere to a...
  17. Lake Tanganyika Species
    This video shows a female Neolamprologus leleupi laying her eggs. She probably got a little confused or just lacks experience, but it gives us a rare glimpse at the egg laying process. You can see the female lay her eggs and then a male comes in to fertilize. At one point a different male also...
  18. Lake Tanganyika Species
    This isn't the best quality video of a pair of spawning Enantiopus sp. "kilesa" and it's a little short, but the male is stunning. Despite the dirty glass, the blues and yellows on the male area exceptional. Well worth the 1:19 to watch the entire clip. Another plus: no loud music or filter noise.
  19. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A rare look at the usually secretive spawn of Synodontis petricola. If you look closely you can see the tiny eggs as they are expelled from the female after the male "rams" her side.
  20. Lake Tanganyika Species
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3AOw1finc Tropheus duboisi are one of the most amazing cichlids. The juvenile and adult pattern are so different from each other. Still, both patterns are pleasant to the eye. Personally, I like the juvenile pattern a little more. With a jet black background...
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