Posts Tagged cichlids

Wild form angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Columbian angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

As a student in Turkey I was every time taken aback when I read in aquarium books and magazines that angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) was one of the most popular aquarium fish. All the selective-bred angelfish races I saw in aquarium shops like the smoke angelfish, white sailfins, triple colors and so on, looked so sluggish, [...]

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A pair of peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) guarding their eggs in Bella Vista, Bolivia (video)

Male peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) seen from the underwater camera

In January of 2007, I joined a three-week expedition in the Beni region of Bolivia which was organized by the Swiss biologist Robert Guggenbühl. It was rainy season in Bolivia. Water levels had risen 6 meters or more. A pair of peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) on the river shore in Bella Vista (Rio Baures) was [...]

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Aqua-Fish Fair 2009, Friedrichshafen (video)

Discus with youngs

You may watch below my impressions from the annual AquaFish Fair for aquarium hobbyists in Friedrichshafen, Germany (see Aqua-Fisch Messe Friedrichshafen). My spontaneous narration in Turkish with subtitles in English. Aqua-Fish Fair 2009 March, Part 1 Content in chronological order: Quick tour, assassin snails (Anentome helena), dwarf shrimps (Neocaridina sp.), dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus sp.), discus [...]

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My aquariums at home (July 2009)

Community aquarium in our living room

I have at the moment four aquariums; one in the living room, three in the study. All of them are quite large aquariums with 200 liters or more water capacity. 1) Community aquarium in the living room (160x60x60 cm) This is a somewhat overcrowded community aquarium with variety of relatively peaceful cichlids like Colombian angelfish [...]

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