The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines Euthanasia as follows: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. As a fish keeper, there may come a time that … Read more about How do I euthanize my fish?
The cichlid genus Pseudocrenilabrus consists of four scientifically named Dwarf Haplochromis endemic to the African continent. Here they are found in a variety of freshwater habitats (including rivers, sinkholes, lakes and creeks) abounding with natural forms of cover which afford protection against … Read more about A TASTE IN FINGERS? – BITTEN BY THE SOUTHERN MOUTHBROODER
Dimidiochromis compressiceps has been on my list for many years, as a fish that I had wanted to keep and breed. I have observed this fish in the wild in its golden form at Chizumulu Island, Malawi and Cobwe, Mozambique. This golden form (male, female are both golden), is available to us Cichlid … Read more about Breeding the “Malawi Eye-Biter”
Introduction Cyrtocara moorii, also known in the hobby as Haplochromis moorii or the Malawi Blue Dolphin, was named after the collector of the type material, J. E. S. Moore. Moorii was first described in 1902, and was first exported out of Africa in 1968. It gained the nickname "blue dolphin" due … Read more about Cyrtocara moorii
Touch tanks are shallow tanks of water, usually raised so public does not have to bend over, that contain animals and plants from an aquatic environment (usually local) that the public can touch and/or pick up to examine. Touch tanks can be found at various aquariums, nature centers, zoos, pet … Read more about Touch Tanks
I have been keeping Lake Tanganyikan cichlids as long as I have been a hobbyist, which I guess is over 20 years now. But for whatever reason I have not kept any species from the genus Chalinochromis until recently. I am now working with wild pairs of Chalinochromis brichardi 'Masked' and … Read more about Spawning Chalinochromis brichardi ‘Masked’
The first thing that I have to point out is that I'm not an expert on cichlids by anyone's definition, but I do consider myself to be an enthusiastic hobbyist who is lucky enough to be having my fair share of success. I first started keeping cichlids about two years ago after about two years … Read more about Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus flavus also known by the trade name of dinghani comes from only two remote islands in Lake Malawi. These two locations are Chinyamwezi Rocks and Chinyankwazi Island. From Kambiri Point this is about a 2 hour boat ride in one of Stuart Grant's boats. The water is extremely clear here, … Read more about Pseudotropheus flavus