Klaus Steinhaus from Ajax, Ontario, was born in Germany in 1948 and got his first aquarium in 1956 in which he kept Guppies and Mollies. He first began with Cichlids in 1967 and has specialized in African Cichlids (Lake Tanganyika) since 1974. He was a member of the German Cichlid Association from 1976 to 1982, when he moved to Canada. He currently maintains 24 tanks in his fish room with cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, Central and South America. Klaus is an active member of the Durham Region Aquarium Society and the American Cichlid Association.