Choosing a mate in cichlids is way more than just find an opposite sex individual, the natural forces that influence mate selection in cichlids are way beyond what we normally come to think about, another excellent article by Ron coleman in the Cichlids and Science series.
Cichlids fight. Even the tiniest of cichlids will fight. Are cichlids just nasty fish, or is there more to it than that? A closer look at cichlid fighting reveals complex behavior that is well worth watching and understanding.
The enormous number of cichlid species equally show much variated diets, Dr. Coleman explains an interesting experiment carried on shrimp feeding cichlids from lake Tanganyika, which produced fascinating results.
The evolution of the behavior called mouthbrooding, used by cichlids for the protection of their fry, more than being a common event is an intricate nature wonder, Ron explains us about this and the results that recent scientific research has brought into the area.
Nesting in cichlids is one of the key factors for their survival, some fascinating facts about nesting behavior are just started to be unclosed. Dr. Coleman tell us about this new fascinating discoveries about cichlid nesting.
Cichlids And Science: Sex Determination.
Cichlids exhibit some of the greatest diversity in reproductive styles of any vertebrate, from guarding to mouth-brooding; male care, female care, and biparental care; monogamy to harems. And yet, these three papers show that there are still things going on that we never imagined.
Cichlid eggs size determines the size of the newly born young, and it is related to its survival.
Color is a driving force for cichlid speciation in Lake Victoria. The loss of water clearness during the last years in the lake has an impact on species survival that could go beyond the introduction of the Nile Perch.
The fascinating evolutionary history of Lake Victoria is everyday closer to be understood, the results of the recent research suggest new hypothesis.