What’s New In Cichlid Studies: Part 4
by: Dale Speirs, The Calquarium, Nov 2000
One of the basic stumbling blocks facing aquarists trying to spawn their cichlids is the difficulty in getting a breeding pair. Trying to identify which is the male and which is the female is not always easy.
What's New In Cichlid Studies: Part 3
by: Dale Speirs, The Calquarium, Sep 2000
Cichlidae is among the most speciose fish families in the world. Their diversity is especially wide in Africa. Zoologists are therefore understandably curious to know why this is so, and why the speciation happened so fast, since some of the great African lakes are less than one hundred thousand years old.
The Peaceful Amazonian Cichlid Community Tank
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Mar 2000
The South American cichlids are among the most intelligent, personable, beautiful, and interesting fish in the aquarium world. It is not surprising that they are also among the most popular.
What's New In Cichlid Studies: Part 2
by: Dale Speirs, The Calquarium, Mar 2000
The greatest challenge in spawning cichlids in the home aquarium seems to be getting the pair to do their business and churn out the fry.
The Dirt Cheap Discus
by: Volume 42, Number 6, The Calquarium, Feb 2000
It’s been years since I owned a discus. The discus I did own, back in my university days, were – well, lets face it – as boring as last week’s newspaper.
What's New In Cichlid Studies: Part 1
by: Dale Speirs, The Calquarium, Dec 1999
Aquarists often go to great lengths to duplicate or at least reasonably simulate habitat conditions in the aquarium in order to stimulate spawning in their pet cichlids.
The Genus Pelvicachromis Part II: Wild Kribs
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Sep 1999
Last month, I discussed the care and feeding of the ubiquitous krib (Pelvicachromis pulcher), a delightful fish and probably the most popular cichlid after the angelfish. However, the genus Pelvicachromis also contains many other species.
The Genus Pelvicachromis Part I: The Krib
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Jul 1999
My favorite fish, bar none, is the ubiquitous krib. Well, actually it’s the coho salmon, but my favorite aquarium fish is the krib.
The Peaceful Lake Malawi Community Tank
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Jan 1999
Last month, I discussed the mbuna community tank. While I tried to make it clear that it possible to have such a thing without continuous internal warfare, I have to admit that even the most placid mbuna community is a bit on the rowdy side.
Book Review: Malawi Cichlids in Their Natural Habitat
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Dec 1998
In a perhaps misguided effort, I decided to buy some more expensive books for the library this year to complement the myriad of shorter, inexpensive "tfh"-type books that the library already owns.
The Mbuna Community Tank
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Dec 1998
The African rift lake, Lake Malawi, has an estimated 1000 species of cichlids within it, or almost as many cichlid species as are found in the rest of the world combined.
Book Review: The Cichlid Aquarium
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Nov 1998
This article reviews the book, The Cichlid Aquarium, written by Dr. Paul Loiselle and published by the Tetra Press® (©1994). This book is in the CAS library, but is usually under great demand so if you want to read it you will probably have to either reserve it or be pretty quick on the draw when it’s returned.
Cichlids, For Dummies
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, Sep 1998
If you have been following the "for Dummies" series the last few months you should now be pretty competent in keeping an assorted collection of common fishes alive and well in an attractively planted tank. Good for you.
Melanochromis auratus: "Shall We Dance"
by: Jennifer Wilkinson, The Calquarium, Jun 1998
Melanochromis auratus are an mbuna from Lake Malawi. Lake Malawi has many rocky areas, as well as some grassy and sandy areas to provide many hiding places for its inhabitants.
The Jaguar Cichlid
by: Irene Butler, The Calquarium, Feb 1998
I may as well come clean; I’m a sucker for big cichlids. Not the kind that tear the other tank inhabitants to shreds and your tank with them, but big, nice cichlids.
Another South American Beauty
by: Elaine and Randy Rude, The Calquarium, May 1997
We came across an attractive but unusual fish at one of the club’s auctions that immediately intrigued us.
A Recipe For Angels
by: Mike Keiser, The Calquarium, Apr 1997
Take one adult male and one adult female angelfish, place in a medium sized tank filled with aged tap water, add a pinch of salt, a handful of plants, one strip of slate and a variety of frozen and flake foods, bubble gently at 24C for two to three weeks; and Voilá -Angels for everyone!
Until Death Do Us Part
by: Elaine Rude, The Calquarium, Nov 1996
It was approximately two years ago that we came into possession of a number of Apistogramma bitaeniata fry bought at an auction in Edmonton. We nurtured these fish along until we were able to discern gender.
Cichlids: Are They Really The Bullies On The Block?
by: Dan Marentette, The Calquarium, May 1996
One of the benefits of being one of the CAS club auctioneers is that I get to have a really good look at all the bags of fish, and you get a real good feeling for what is popular and what is not. Cichlids, it seems to many of our members, is like SCOTCH, you either love it or you hate it!!
Book Review: Dwarf Cichlids
by: Elaine and Randy Rude, The Calquarium, Jul 1995
If you attended Jeff Cardwell’s presentation at the Ginger Beef House in Brentwood the night before the big April auction, you might have seen this book making the rounds during dinner. To say we got excited would be a serious understatement.
Plants in the African Cichlid Aquarium: There Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
by: Grant Gussie, The Calquarium, 1992
I have seen a few people show surprise, shock, or just plain disbelief after I told them my African cichlid tanks have plants in them. Yes, real plants. And quite a few of them, too.
A site dedicated to the wonderful hobby of cichlid
Site devoted to cichlid keeping.
Breeders and importers of African and South American cichlids.
Huge database of photos and information on all cichlids.
Cichlid Research Home Page
By Ron Coleman is a "web site dedicated to collaboration between scientists and hobbyists interested in the fish family Cichlidae".
Interactive site - hundreds of articles on caring for and breeding cichlids, photo contests and more.
Excellent cichlid directory. Users can participate in discussion and share knowledge.
Complete cichlid resource.
An excellent website for beginners who want to learn all of the basics.
Malawi Cichlid Homepage
Complete fish index. You'll find most species here.
The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa
A large cichlid resource site containing many pictures, references and links.
The Cichlidroom Companion
A whealth of information; articles, disscussions, books, wallpapers, Cichlid news magazine index, links, and more.