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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Steatocranus gibbiceps. Photo by Dave Hansen Steatocranus gibbiceps is one of a handful of described species in the Steatocranus genus. The genus has been under revision for some time and there is still some confusion of what species are included. S. gibbiceps was first described in 1899...
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    Steatocranus tinanti. Photo by Dave Hansen Found in the area of Malebo (Stanley) Pool, Steatocranus tinanti sports the body of a fish born for fast moving waters. Its sleek, elongated body and reduced swim bladder allow it to "hop" along the river's bottom without being swept away by the Congo...
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    Steatocranus bleheri and fry. Photo by Dave Hansen The staff at Cichlid-Forum.com would like to wish all the special moms out there a happy Mother's Day. Pictured above is a Steatocranus bleheri with some of her fry. S. bleheri are found in the fast moving waters of the Luapula River System...
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    Steatocranus irvinei. Photo by Dave Hansen Often referred to as the blue-lipped blockhead, Steatocranus irvinei isn't often seen in the hobby. Originally from the Volta River Basin in Ghana, this West African cichlid is very drab. Despite the lack of color, many Steatocranus fans find beauty...
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    Steatocranus bleheri. Photo by Dave Hansen The article titled A Rheophilic Suprise, Steatocranus bleheri by Dave Hansen has been added to the library. West African cichlids are often underrepresented, especially when it comes to good information and first hand experience. Along with some...
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    Steatocranus sp. "red eye". Photo by Dave Hansen Steatocranus: A Genus Review article is the newest addition to the Cichlid-Forum library. For those that aren't familiar with the Genus, this article is a great introduction to this group of West African cichlids. These fish have evolved to...
  7. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Lamprologus congoensis. AMNH For fans of West African cichlids, specifically from the Congo River, the American Museum of Natural History has a fantastic collection of images. Everything from Hemichromis, Lamprologus, Nanochromis, Steatocranus and more. Not just x-rays of the fish, but live...
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