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Female at Nakantenga Island

Placidochromis milomo

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<i>Amatitlania siquia</i>, recognized as junior synonym of <i>Amatitlania nigrofasciata</i>

Amatitlania siquia, recognized as junior synonym of Amatitlania nigrofasciata — Bagley et al. (2016) prove that Amatitlania siquia is a junior synonym of A. nigrofasciata, but have not declared it so. Artigas Azas (2021:18) has recognized the synonymy and we... more

Species profile

Thoracochromis pharyngalis

Thoracochromis pharyngalis (Poll & Damas, 1939) — by Rico Morgenstern

A recommendable species that deserves wider distribution in the hobby!.

Genus profile

Cichla

Cichla Bloch & Schneider, 1801 — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

The type genus of the family Cichlidae.

Wonderful cichlids

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 1 – Mating seasons and patterns

Spawning strategies in cichlids part 1 – Mating seasons and patterns — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Unlike many fish species, cichlids exhibit parental care protecting eggs, wrigglers and fry, and many species develop sexual dimorphism and establish territories