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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video by PISCES showing a male Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" Itungi. Found in various locations of Lake Malawi, the many Lethrinops spp. variants have not been properly identified. The video above shows a male L. sp. "Red Cap" from Itungi in the northern part of the lake. In the wild...
  2. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    A short video introducing the Wild Caught Project fundraiser. The Wild Caught Project is a documentary film detailing the benefits and costs of the wild-caught fish industry. This film will document everything and everyone that is involved from the fishing communities to our aquariums. The...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video showing a feather star swimming. Definitely not a cichlid or even a freshwater creature, but impressive enough to post a video. This is a crinoid and they've been around for at least 300 million years. They are usually found on rocks where they feed on food particles with the...
  4. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The sequel to the British nature documentary The Blue Planet (2001) will be airing in less than two weeks. Anyone who hasn't seen the original series has really missed out on some spectacular footage. Blue Planet II is expected to be even better. Just like the original, the follow up series is...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Another tech product for your aquarium that may be available soon is the MOAI Robot. This device incorporates two types of tech that have appeared on this blog; glass cleaner and webcam. The MOAI, which can be pre-ordered on www.moaidevices.com/, is an automated glass cleaner that can also...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video and species description by Greg Steeves of the Lake Victoria snail eating cichlid Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller". Originally found throughout Lake Victoria, Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller" is one of the many species that has suffered from the introduction of the...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    An amazing video of the Liquid Rainbow River of Colombia by Ivan Mikolji. The Liquid Rainbow River, or Caño Cristales, runs through an isolated mountain range in the center of Colombia. For a brief period each year the river explodes with colors ranging from reds, pinks and yellows thanks to...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    A video showing the first release of Melanochromis chipokae at Chidunga Rock. The video shows Pierre le Roux releasing 68 Melanochromis chipokae he raised into waters where they have almost disappeared. The video was taken by le Roux's son, Jean. The release was made possible by donations to...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video of a pair of Paretroplus maculatus digging out a pit. The video come from the africancichlids2010 Youtube channel. The video was taken at the San Antonio Zoo. Paretroplus maculatus, with its distinctive black spot, was originally found in several locations in northwestern...
  12. General Aquaria Discussion
    This blog has featured various new tech products. Many are taking advantage of WiFi and digital streaming technologies commonly available today. Some seem practical, while others not so much. One good thing is that as technology becomes more accessible, we are bound to see new items that will...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    A video from African Diving limited titled Lake Tanganyika cichlids in the wild: The Earth forgives. Unlike the other African Diving Ltd videos on Youtube, the video above has no narration, only music. What it lacks in narrative it makes up for with beautiful footage. From Eretmodus to...
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    Texans always like to boast about how everything is always bigger in their state. The same can also be said for their cichlid tanks. Last year about this time there was a blog about a 5500 gallon cichlid pond. Once again it has been setup for the summer and it can be seen in the video below...
  15. General Aquaria Discussion
    A great in the wild video by Adrian Indermaur showing a pair of Coptodon thysi guarding their fry. Lake Bermin is a small volcanic lake in the Southwestern region of Cameroon. Despite measuring only 700 meters in diameter, it is home to nine endemic cichlid species. How such a small lake...
  16. General Aquaria Discussion
    Another in the wild video from LightSearch showing cichlids in the muddy shallows of Lake Tanganyika. This video shows many of the inhabitants of the muddy shallows in Lake Tanganyika. Featherfins and other cichlids can be seen over their nests and bowers. Lots of territorial aggression and...
  17. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video by nijlpaard63 showing a pair of Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus spawning in a shell. Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus can be found throughout Lake Tanganyika. L. attenuatus is a predatory fish feeding on small fish, insects and crustaceans. They are usually found in deeper waters...
  18. 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...
  19. General Aquaria Discussion
    Herichthys minckleyi. Photo by Ronald Oldfield Herichthys minckleyi, found in the unique Cuatro Cienegas waters, has been observed displaying a unique spawning behavior. Since dominant males tend to horde all the females for themselves, smaller males have been observed sneaking into the...
  20. General Aquaria Discussion
    LightSearch has posted several uncut video from Ndole Bay in Lake Tanganyika. The video below is 5 hours long, shot from a stationary position allowing us to see this fish behaving naturally. The video is of shell dwellers going about their business. In the foreground some 'Lamprologus'...
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