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A Most Amazing Aquarium Store in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Fish Store

Occasionally we see pictures of some crazy fish shops but this is another level.  It is common to see fish pre-bagged in some parts of the world.  This is a well  stocked example of this type of fish store.   If you can take your eyes off the bags hanging …

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Using an IBC Tote Breeding Fish

By Edward Johnson I was looking for an inexpensive way to keep larger fish for breeding and for grow out tanks for the fry.  The fish room was downstairs in the unfinished basement and getting a 200 gallon glass or even acrylic tank down there was impossible. One afternoon a …

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Orthochromis Rubrolabiatus and Biotope

by Hans van Heusden It looks there is some interest about these cichlids, thanks! I caught this species first in 2010 in one of the most remote areas of Tanzania, and were very much unknown at that time. Orthochromis rubrolabiatus is a maternal mouth-breeding riverine goby cichlid and is endemic …

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Benefits of Catappa Leaves in the Aquarium

By Scott Fellman If you know me, I sound like a “broken record” (wow, that’s a really outdated expression, huh?), blabbing on and on daily about the virtues of Catappa leaves, wood, and aquatic botanicals. I really get excited about leaves! Specifically, Catappa leaves! Catappa leaves have been used by …

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Belize River Tributary Cichlid Biotope

Belize River Tributary by Dieter Duehring You have to dig to find a name for such a body of water in Belize, as I unfortunately do know know it.  There are certainly no beavers in Belize to make a beaver dam though.  In 2012 we found this tributary to hold …

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Tanzania’s Nyamba Ya Mungu Reservoir Cichlids

Photos and article courtesy Hans van Heusden. I was on my way to Nyamba Ya Mungu reservoir. This big man-made lake is located in the North of Tanzania. The reservoir is situated in the Pangani River Valley of the Masai Steppe. It was constructed for the purposes of irrigation, hydro-electric …

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Gymnogeophagus in the Unheated Aquarium

Gymnogeophagus are often seen as tropical fish in the cichlid section throughout most of the areas they are offered in the aquarium hobby.  These cichlids are colorful and not particularly large. They are normally peaceful and very well suited for those beginning the hobby and for those wanting an easy …

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Tanganika Magazyn #17 Now Available

Tanganika Magazyn no. 17 is available from the editor The new issue of 104 pages contains several interesting articles on Lake Tanganyika cichlids and features around 230 pictures. From the content: Neolamprologus cylindricus is highlighted in a comprehensive article by Dr. Marta Mierzeńska. The latest data on the tribe Lamprologini …

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The Back to Nature Aquarium Background Series

The modern aquarium is making a strong movement towards less neon colored gravel and more towards natural looking biotopes.  It makes sense.  When we try to keep a piece of nature in our home we should make it look as close to the natural habitat as possible. The Back to …

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