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Two new species of shell-dwelling Lake Malawi cichlids described

Two new species of shell-dwelling Lake Malawi cichlids described — Two new species of small shell-dwelling mbuna cichlids from Lake Malawi have been described in the journal Zootaxa (5052(3):419–432 — 15-Oct-2021) by Torin A. Miller, Ad Konings and Jay Stauffer.... more

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Paratilapia polleni

Paratilapia polleni Bleeker, 1868 — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Mainland populations are threatened by rampant deforestation and habitat degradation or destruction.

Herichthys pantostictus

Herichthys pantostictus (Taylor & Miller, 1983) — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

The variable cichlid of the Panuco drainage.

Wonderful cichlids

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 4 – Substrate brooders

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 4 – Substrate brooders — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Unlike the livebearing fishes, where females produce eggs that are internally fertilized, giving birth to fully formed and self-reliant progeny, all species of cichlids use external fertilization, which may seem like a more primitive technique, but it has so far supported their evolutionary success. In cichlids, unlike in other fishes such as characins which don’t provide post spawn care to their progeny, egg care has evolved into a high degree of specialization

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23-May-2022, Picture: Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-May-2022, Picture: Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-May-2022, Picture: Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-May-2022, Picture: Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', Adult in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-May-2022, Picture: Julidochromis sp. 'ornatus kombe', Pair in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
23-May-2022, Added index of: Revue Française des Cichlidophiles(419) (Ad Konings)
22-May-2022, Picture: Otopharynx sp. 'heterodon longnose', Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-May-2022, Picture: Otopharynx sp. 'heterodon longnose', Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
22-May-2022, Picture: Otopharynx sp. 'heterodon longnose', Head picture of a male, (Patrick Tawil)

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Parachromis dovii (sell)
Rocio octofasciata (sell)
Lithochromis rubripinnis (want)
Lithochromis rufus (want)
Herichthys carpintis (sell)
Mayaheros beani (want)
Vieja melanurus (sell)
Lethrinops lethrinus (want)
Haplochromis sp. 'orange rock hunter' (want)
Oscura heterospila (sell)

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