All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It
This blog site represents my participation in the aquarium hobby, specifically my interests in cichlids, a beautifully diverse and behaviorally exciting family of freshwater fish. The cichlid keeping hobby is the stage, and this blog covers my part on that stage. The blog covers everything from aquarium livestock to the various equipment I use, aquarium equipment available to hobbyists, and various cichlid resources helpful to fellow hobbyists. Every once in a while, I’ll reach out and interview some cichlid and aquarium experts that I know….and some that I don’t.
The target audience for the blog is any and all cichlid enthusiasts. However, I suspect those cichlidophiles with considerable experience won’t find a whole lot of new information here. My intent with the blog isn’t to necessarily provide the latest and greatest news about the hobby. However, I will share industry news that I think is interesting. I will also share some of my thoughts, information, and even advice I’ve collected from other aquarists. In addition, I’ll share some of what’s happening in my own tanks. Hopefully, you (the reader) will find some interest in my posts and become a regular visitor.
All the photos in the slideshow above were taken by me of various tanks, livestock, and equipment that I’ve owned over the years. I’m much better at keeping fish than taking photos of them. LOL.
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