Marco Antonio Arroyo Torres, born in the port city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, currently resides in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He has kept aquariums since the age of eight. A lawyer by profession, his devotion in life is the conservation of nature. He is the creator and editor of the web page www.ciclidos.com.mx and an active member of the Comunidad Acuariofila Regiomontana, the American Cichlid Association, American Livebearer Association and the Hill Country Cichlid Club of San Antonio, Texas. Fish from the cichlid family remain his specialty, however, he has a great passion for all species of Mexican fish, a passion that grew when he had the opportunity of interacting and attending conferences given by Juan Miguel Artigas.