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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheus sp. "Red" (Lupota). Photo be Ad Konings Tropheus sp. "Red" (Lupota) is one of about a dozen "Red" Tropheus that were originally classified as a T. moorii variant. Color differences between the "Red" and moorii variants led to the distinction between the two species. "Red" species...
  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
    Tropheus sp. "Ikola". Photo by Dave Hansen One of the many varieties of Tropheus from Lake Tanganyika is the brightly colored Tropheus sp. "Ikola". This variant's contrasting yellow and black make a stunning display in large groups. Like other Tropheus, T. sp. "Ikola" should be kept in a large...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    A Tropheus moorii Kasanga feeding video by RonnyM88 to kick off Thanksgiving. One of the most popular variants of Tropheus is the Red Rainbow. However, the name Red Rainbow is used for several T. moorii location variants including Kasanga (in video above) and Kambwimba (pictured below). T...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video by Ugur rusen dogan of an aquarium designed to recreate the rocky Tropheus duboisi habitat in the waters around Kigoma in Lake Tanganyika. In the wild Tropheus duboisi will spend their days grazing on the algae covered rocks. The rocks also provide territory boundaries and...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheus moorii Chaitika, aka Blue Rainbow. Photo by Ad Konings The Tropheus genus from Lake Tanganyika is made up of only a handful of different species. However, those species are further defined by dozens of different variants. Pictured above is the Tropheus moorii Chaitika, commonly known...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video from LightSearch showing the boulder-filled waters of southern Lake Tanganyika. The vast differences of habitats in Lake Tanganyika almost make it seem as if they couldn't belong in the same lake. This lake has everything from endless sandy terrains to rocky cliffs, or in the...
  10. 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...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    Female Cynotilapia sp. "hara" holding her fry. Photo by T. Montgomery (GTZ) Some great photography can be found in the forum. A great example is a topic by our own GTZ showing some closeups of mbuna and Tropheus. The topic titled "Some Pics" not only has many detailed photos, but as the topic...
  12. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheus moorii Isanga OB. Photo by Ad Konings Tropheus moorii Isanga is one of the few species of Tropheus from Lake Tanganyika that comes in the orange blotch color pattern. This out of the ordinary OB Tropheus is sought after by enthusiasts, but its availability is limited and often...
  13. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A new video from African Diving Ltd in their Lake Tanganyika Cichlids in the Wild series. This video focuses mostly on the Tropheus moorii "Murago Tanzania" variant. This stunning in the wild video not only talks about Tropheus in general, but also tells a story of a particular variant of...
  14. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    A book review of Ad Konings' Tropheus in their Natural Habitat has been added to the library. A special thanks to Pam Chin for putting the review together. Pam is one of the founding members of "Babes In The Cichlid Hobby", avid cichlid keeper, and writer. Her articles can be seen in the...
  15. 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...
  16. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Ebooks available for iPad or Mac. Ad Koning's Cichlid Press has recently branched out to offer 2 books in digital format. The books are Tropheus in their natural habitat and The Cichlids of Lake Malawi National Park. These books are in addition to the Malawi Peacocks app reviewed HERE by Pam...
  17. General Aquaria Discussion
    Short video of a pair of Tropheus brichardi spawning. Tropheus brichardi is one of the handful of Tropheus species from Lake Tanganyika. T. brichardi, with its variants, isn't as common in the hobby as the many variants of T. duboisi, T. sp. "Black" or T. moorii. Nonetheless, several variants...
  18. Lake Tanganyika Species
    For those of you who are Tropheus fanciers, here is the MiniAtlas Tropheus by Frank Schneidewind. Something worth taking a look at if you are a hardcore Tropheus fan. Get a close look at some of the pages using Amazon's Look Inside feature.
  19. Lake Tanganyika Species
    A short Tropheus duboisi (Maswa) feeding video. Never realized how fun an algae wafer stuck to the glass can be. Almost as entertaining as a dog chasing a laser pointer. Tropheus duboisi are often recommended for hobbyist who want to take the Tropheus plunge. It is said that this species...
  20. 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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