The Lake Victoria Species Survival Plan represents an organized effort by North American zoos and public aquariums to conserve as much of the diversity of the endemic cichlids therein as possible. Captive breeding of endangered species plays an important role in these efforts. Unfortunately much of the cichlid species diversity (representing many entire trophic groups) had already gone extinct in Lake Victoria before founder populations could be secured for the program.
A report of the first time this rare but beautiful cichlid, Retroculus xinguensis, was bred in captivity, detaiing failures, why they likely happened and how reproduction was finally achieved.
Keep cichlids in a more natural way building a large aquarium to host them. Have fun doing it and save money in the way. This design with plywood, Epoxy and Glass is light, cheaper and easy to do.
Details on habitat and how to successfully keep and breed the Old Wife cichlild from Surinam; Guianacara owroewefi Kullander & Nijssen, 1989, by one of the most achieved South American cichlid aquarists in the world, Lee Newman.
Satanoperca jurupari individual geographical variations exhibit behavioral differences as well as color patterns. Lee Newman, a world class aquarist specialized in these cichlids documents in detail in this article the particularities of a beautiful variant from Rio Xingu in Brazil, "Areões", finding interesting differences, specially important for those interested in keeping and breeding juruparoids.