Larry Johnson,
Cichlid Room Companion

Larry Johnson

last updated on 22-Jul-2014

Larry was first introduced to Lake Malawi cichlids in the early 70′s and has been keeping and breeding them since then. The fish room has got bigger over the years and was consumed by these beautiful fish. “Tropical Fish are a full time job for me”. He presently runs almost 100 various size aquariums at home, and has been importing Cichlids from Lake Malawi since 2006. You can see many beautiful underwater pictures that have been taken over the years on his website here.

In January 2003 Cichlid News Magazine published Larry’s article and pictures on the genus Mylochromis. Larry also discovered the interesting feeding behaviour in Sciaenaochromis fryeri and photographing for the first time a new species of Lethrinops sp.”mbenji round-head” and Otopharynx speciosus at Nkhomo Reef.
There are a few of Larry's pictures in Ad Konings 4th edition of Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat.

Larry also contributes time as a moderator on several forums and is a contributing photographic author to The Cichllid Companion Room and Buntbarsche Bulletin for the ACA.

Larry spent two months in Malawi (2009) installing Anti-Netting Devices around the Maleri Islands and conducted a Cichlid Survey in conjunction with the Stuart M. Grant Conservation Fund.

In his spare time you can find Larry at local fish clubs (Hamilton & District Aquarium Society) and others doing the “fish thing” (speaking or attending).

In September 2014 he will travel to Lake Malawi for the 14th time.

Larry does a few different talks but is mostly asked for, Swimming with Cichlids (updated yearly), or the most recent Lake Malawi Safaris trip.

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