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  1. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Pundamilia nyererei. Photo by Robert De Leon After their long absence, some wild Victorian cichlids began to appear on some price lists. Apparently there were a couple of collection trips to Lake Victoria and shortly after they began to appear in Europe and here in the U.S. They were quickly...
  2. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Haplochromine by Andrea Reid Despite the mass extinctions caused by the introduction of the Nile perch into Lake Victoria, some haplochromines species have managed to survive by living in the lake's most inhospitable areas. By escaping to the low oxygen and highly acidic waters surrounding...
  3. Lake Tanganyika Species
    From the Discovery Channel's Mutant Planet series, comes this video of 'Lamprologus' callipterus. This shell dweller from Lake Tanganyika is not only famous for stealing shells, but also for the extreme size dimorphism between males and females. On average, males are 13 times heavier than their...
  4. Lake Malawi Species
    Melanochromis mpoto at Chitande Island, Lake Malawi (Adrianus Konings / Jay Stauffer / Zootaxa) Small, slim, muscular and very aggressive can be used to describe this Haplochromine from Lake Malawi. On April 5th of this year, Dr. Jay Stauffer from Penn State University and Adrianus Konings from...
  5. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Lepidiolamprologus kamambae at Kerenge Island. © African Diving Ltd. Lepidiolamprologus kamambae has only been found around Kamamba and Kerenge islands in the southern part of Lake Tanganyika. L. kamambae is a predator which judging from pictures and descriptions, appears to reach a good size...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Axel Meyer, Heiko Bleher & companions doing some research in the crater lake Laguna de Apoyeque (Lake Apoyeque) in Honduras. They found some interesting forms of Amphilophus not found elsewhere.
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znv3oGzSe_E Short video of a brackish biotope in Mexico. In it you will see Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Mayan cichlid), Rocio octofasciata (Jack Dempsey) and many mollies among other fish.
  8. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Global trends in lake surface temperatures. NASA/JPL-Caltech There have been several news reports of increased ocean water temperatures and the possible effect on marine life. Now there is some research that lake temperatures are also on the rise. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has...
  9. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKISlYoirk The third part of the series on Lake Tanganyika travels by Alex Jordan.
  10. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihq-1spR-QU The second part of the series on Lake Tanganyika travels by Alex Jordan.
  11. Lake Tanganyika Species
    An amazing HD video of fish in Lake Tanganyika. Last almost 12 minutes, but in that time you will see schools of Cyprichromis, nesting featherfins, Tropheus, shelldwellers, Synodontis large groups of Neolamps, Cyphotilapia, Altolamprologus and many more. A must see!
  12. General Aquaria Discussion
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwDCseB-D0Y I can never get enough of seeing cichlids in their natural habitat.
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B865DRjwC_g A great compilation of different Central American cichlids in their natural habitat from various locations.
  14. General Aquaria Discussion
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE-BnNknvmc Being able to see the cichlids in the wild is something I have always wanted to do. I would love to go diving in Lake Tanganyika or some South American river, but those trips take considerable time and money. For most of us, videos and pictures are as...
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