What is wrong with my cichlid?

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Do you have a fish that is behaving differently or looks different than it did the day before?  Maybe its color is different. Maybe it’s hanging out in a place you’ve never seen it hang out before. Maybe it’s something, maybe it’s nothing. How do you determine if there is a problem or not?

That’s a tough question to answer, but the place to start is with elimination. You’ve heard “the process of elimination” before? Yep, start with trying to determine what the problem is NOT. As you eliminate possibilities, you’ll get closer to determining what, if anything, the problem might be.

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Robert Pereda interview

Back in October, I posted about fish from a beautiful genus of cichlids called Symphysodon, better known as discus. Endemic to the Amazon river in South America, discus are truly unique within the cichlidae family of fish. They are a laterally compressed, slow moving fish that, as their nickname suggests, are shaped like discs or small platters.

In that original post, I mentioned a company, DiscusGuy, that sells these fish online. I knew very little about them when I wrote that post. However, prior to writing it, I reached out to the site hoping I could interview someone there.

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More interviews on the way!

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It’s been two months since I posted an interview but don’t fret. I’ve got three of them in the works right now. I’m always reluctant to say much about interviews in advance because I’ve had too many fall through at the last minute. However, assuming all three of these materialize, here are some hints on topics covered:

  • Madagascar species
  • Eartheaters
  • Discus
  • Mysis shrimp
  • The fish food industry

I’m not going to say much about the interviewees, but I will say two are industry business owners and one is a well known, respected hobbyist.

Stay tuned!



Navigating this blog

If you’re a regular reader of the blog or you’ve been here before, you probably know how to navigate the site. However, because the theme of my site isn’t consistent across platforms (which I’m addressing), what you see from a mobile device (e.g., phone) and tablet will differ from that of a desktop screen or laptop computer.

If you’re on a desktop or laptop, links to all the interviews, links to the most recent posts, and other content are in the right column of the site. However, if you’re accessing the site from a mobile device, that same content is at the very bottom. So you’ll have to scroll all the way down below the blog posts. It’s not ideal, but I want newcomers to be aware that there is organization and collation of content. You may just have to go down to the bottom of the page to see it.