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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    A pair of Central American cichlids, Chuco intermedium and Paratheraps melanurus, face off in this short video. Both of these species are quite beautiful and can reach sizes of 10 inches or larger. Just a single pair is stunning but looking at the video you can see this tank is full of these...
  2. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Google Maps has taken its Street View to another level. With their Trekker camera in a collaboration with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, various 360-degree views of the Amazon forest have been captured. Everything from a zip line ride through the forest canopy to a trek in an old forest...
  3. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Xingu river is one of the major tributaries of the Amazon river. It is also a source for many cichlid species. Unfortunately, a dam is being build on the Xingu river that will have a significant impact on the local ecology. Scientists from Brazil, Canada and the U.S. are working together to...
  4. Lake Tanganyika Species
    I just happened to stumble onto this video the other day and thought I would share it. I'm a big fan of in the wild videos, and I am especially excited that this could be the first of many videos from African Diving Ltd. Make sure to watch it. For those of you that don't know, African Diving...
  5. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The other day I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I decided to pop in an old favorite VHS tape. Yes I still have a VHS player, don't judge me. In the mid-90s National Geographic released Jewel of the Rift, and it turned me on to Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Until them I had only kept Lake Malawi and...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    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...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Video of an Archerfish in action. Archerfish are a family/genus (Toxotidae/Toxotes) of fish that get their name because of a unique ability to accurately spit water at prey. These little archers can be found in brackish water habitats from Australia to India. As you can see in the video...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Payara, Hydrolycus scomberoides, from Uraima Falls in Venezuela Animal Planet is having a River Monsters marathon all day. Although the fish in the episodes are not cichlids, the show is exciting to watch. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Animal Planet show, River Monsters is...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Male cichlid over its bower An interesting study conducted by researchers at the University of Hull and the University of Nottingham have led to some interesting ideas on cichlid evolution. Specifically, the many different species of cichlids in Lake Malawi that build bowers. Researchers found...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Madre de Dios, Peru. Photo by Google Earth Gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru is not only threatening the region, but also poses a threat down stream to the Amazon River. Of particular concern are the illegal gold mining camps that have sprung up in the last few years. Unregulated...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    Probably one of the more unusual aquarium products I've seen in a while, but certainly something I could use. RoboSnail can best be described as a hybrid between a Roomba and an automatic pool vacuum. According to the manufacturer, AquaGenesis International, RoboSnail prevents algae buildup on...
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    Billed as "Everything Aquatic Under One Roof", the World Pet Association is having their first Aquatic Experience in Chicago this weekend. Speakers slated to give talks include Zeb Hogan, Heiko Bleher, Oliver Lucanus, Laif DeMason and Rusty Wessel. In a departure from the traditional speakers...
  15. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Scuba diving at the Ndole Bay Lodge, Lake Tanganyika. The blog is back and what better way to kick things off than a video of the wildlife in Lake Tanganyika. This video comes from the waters of Ndole Bay on the southwestern part of Lake Tanganyika. This part of the lake is know for many...
  16. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Google and Time Magazine have worked together to create a global database of zoomable, animated satellite views. Using satellite images from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, 30 years of change can be seen in a matter of seconds. An example like the amazon deforestation seen above quickly...
  17. Lake Tanganyika Species
    <color=blue>Here is an interesting Lake Tanganyika Youtube page<blue>. With many videos shot in Lake Tanganyika, where you can see the cichlids in their wild habitat. I've included one of the videos on this page, but there are many more at the link.
  18. General Aquaria Discussion
    The Vancouver Aquarium Jelly Cam Several aquariums and zoos are streaming their exhibits live for everyone to enjoy. These aquarium webcams offer a small glimpse of what the exhibits have to offer. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find one that provides views of their cichlid exhibits. You...
  19. General Aquaria Discussion
    We've seen Cyathopharynx furcifer nests, but this mysterious fish nest had scientist baffled. Underwater crop circles. World Mysteries and Bristol University Discovered by Yoji Ookata off the coast of Japan, this 6-foot wide mysterious fish nest caused quite a stir. Not only was the pattern...
  20. 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...
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