Cichlid tank space needs

Julidochromis marlieri (bottom), Neolamprologus leleupi (yellow fish just above marlieri), Neolamprologus tretocephalus (on top of cave). Photo by author.

How much space do cichlids need? The answer to that question boils down to two factors – the size of the cichlid(s) you want to keep and how many you want sharing the same tank.

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Custom tanks revisited

New custom tank without water. Photo by author.

In January of this year, I posted about a couple of custom tanks I had made. Those two tanks were part of a larger custom tank order that my friend Ralph Cabage (owner of Aquarium Life Support Systems) and I placed. 

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2024 ACA Convention

Logo for the American Cichlid Association (ACA). Image courtesy of the ACA.

The annual ACA convention is just around the corner. This year’s event is being held in the Queen City – Cincinnati, OH – from July 25-28, 2024 at the Mariott Delta Hotel. Hosted by the awesome Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society, the convention will include great speakers as usual, vendors, auctions, raffles, and the ever-popular hotel room fish sales. Visit the convention home page for more information, including links for registering, hotel reservations, speaker list, etc.


Sparse content in the latest Buntbarsche Bulletin issue

Cover of the March 2024 Buntbarsche Bulletin. Image from electronic copy retrieved from the author’s email.

As always, I was really excited when I received notification that the latest issue (March) of the Buntbarsche Bulletin (BB) had been published. I downloaded my digital copy yesterday morning (yes, it is available both electronically and in print) with great anticipation. 

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Thoughts on continuous spawning of Julidochromis dickfeldi

Adult breeding pair of Julidochromis dickfeldi (male on the right). Note the nerite snail egg casing spots on the glass. Photo by the author.

My most prolific breeding pair of Julidochromis dickfeldi recently spawned again. The best I could tell, it had been at least three months since their last spawn. Why?

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