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New additions to the Cichlid Room Companion for the past three months, you can as well consult older additions by following the links at the lower part of the page


What is new?




*22-Jun-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Paraneetroplus bulleri, Group feeding in the current (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Mayaheros beani, Female with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)





*17-Jun-2018







*11-Jun-2018

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Diagnoses for all Laetacara species published

A paper by the Brazilian ichthyologist Felipe P. Ottoni has been recently published in the journal Vertebrate Zoology presenting comprehensive diagnoses for all the species of the south American cichlid genus Laetacara. Diagnoses are based on ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Eretmodus marksmithi, Adult at Hapa Ingii Fara (Ad Konings)
Julidochromis marlieri, Adult at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pairs at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Pair at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)
exLamprologus brevis, Male at Mkuyu (Ad Konings)


*09-Jun-2018

Haprochromis sp. 'Ile des cochons' included in the catalog

Based on Oliver Lucanus (2018) account on this potentially new species, we have included it in the cichlid catalog with a character of potentially undescribed, so future references to this form can be addressed to its own record (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Pterophyllum altum, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Group in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Portrait in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Adult in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Pterophyllum altum, Portrait of an adult (Patrick Tawil)
Haplochromis sp. 'ile des cochons', Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

Added index of:
Cichlid News Magazine V. 27(3) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*08-Jun-2018






*03-Jun-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Bujurquina vittata (Heckel, 1840) (Rico Morgenstern)

New cichlid pictures:
Mayaheros urophthalmus, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Cribroheros robertsoni, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Petenia splendida, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)


*01-Jun-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja melanura, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Vieja heterospila, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)
Vieja heterospila, Freshly collected adult (Michi Tobler)

Added index of:
Tanganika Magazyn V. 22 (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*30-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Cincelichthys pearsei, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tyrannochromis macrostoma, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)

*29-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Amphilophus citrinellus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Amphilophus citrinellus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Amphilophus citrinellus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops tropheops, Female from Zimbawe (Dave Voorvelt)


*27-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Cichlasoma dimerus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Cichlasoma dimerus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'mumbo', Female from Mumbo (Dave Voorvelt)

*26-May-2018


*25-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja zonata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja zonata, Pair in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'lilac', Male from Mumbo (Dave Voorvelt)

*24-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys deppii, Portrait of an adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja breidohri, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanura, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanura, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'gracilior nankumba', Female from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops sp. 'gracilior nankumba', Male from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)


*22-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Chuco microphthalmus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Maskaheros argenteus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Maskaheros argenteus, Adult in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tropheops microstoma, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tropheops microstoma, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)



*19-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys aureus, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Male in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Pair in the aquarium (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja bifasciata, Pair preparing spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tramitichromis variabilis, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)

*18-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis scheffersi, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Tramitichromis intermedius, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Tramitichromis intermedius, Male from Senga Bay (Dave Voorvelt)

*17-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis rubescens, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Female from SE arm (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

*16-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Haplochromis vittatus, Male in the aquarium (Oliver Lucanus)

New graphic:
Illustration: Taeniolethrinops furcicauda, Subadult from Chintheche (Dave Voorvelt)

*15-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys meeki, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys meeki, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Serranochromis robustus, Subadult (Dave Voorvelt)

*14-May-2018


*13-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Trichromis salvini, Young adult at Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Adult female feeding in Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Pair with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Female with fry in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Sciaenochromis fryeri, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)

*12-May-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Vieja melanura, Female guarding her wrigglers (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Vieja melanura, Wrigglers in the Subin River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Sciaenochromis benthicola, Adult (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Sciaenochromis benthicola, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

Added index of:
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (378) (Florent de Gasperis)
Revue Française des Cichlidophiles (379) (Florent de Gasperis)


*10-May-2018


*09-May-2018




*06-May-2018

22 years online!

The Cichlid Room Companion reaches today 22 uninterrupted years online! (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


New cichlid pictures:
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Male in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Female in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Pair breeding in the aquarium (Patrick Tawil)

New graphic:
Illustration: Protomelas ornatus, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)






*30-Apr-2018


*29-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti lufubu' (Patrick Tawil)

New cichlid pictures:
Thorichthys helleri, Female with fry in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Freshly collected female (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Thorichthys helleri, Male guarding fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Oreochromis karongae, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Oreochromis karongae, Male from Domwe (Dave Voorvelt)

*28-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Rocio spinosissima, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Trichromis salvini, Freshly collected female (Arthur Parola)
Cribroheros robertsoni, Freshly collected adult (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Adults in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Female in Rio Sarstoon (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Theraps irregularis, Adult in Sarstoon River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New graphic:
Illustration: Nyassachromis prostoma, Male (Dave Voorvelt)



*25-Apr-2018

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Crenicichla sp. 'xingu III' is described

A new species of Crenicichla from the Rio Xingu in the Amazon drainage has been described by Henrique Rosa Varela and Priscilla Ito in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The new species, previously known as ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Ruarwe North (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Nimbochromis linni, Immature (Dave Voorvelt)

*24-Apr-2018


*23-Apr-2018


*22-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Cribroheros robertsoni (Regan, 1905) (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Mylochromis sp. 'deep', Male (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Mylochromis sp. 'deep', Female (Dave Voorvelt)

*21-Apr-2018

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Two new Lake Malawi cichlids from deep water described

Two new species of Diplotaxodon from deep Malawian waters of Lake Malawi have been described by Jay Stauffer, Titus Phiri & Ad Konings in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Diplotaxodon altus, one of the new ... more


New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mara Rocks (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mara Rocks (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Mbowe (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Mylochromis melanonotus, Subadult (Dave Voorvelt)


*19-Apr-2018



*17-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Chewere (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Chewere (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Dentary (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Female from Otter Island (Dave Voorvelt)

*16-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mdoka (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, O female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima zebra, Male (Dave Voorvelt)

*15-Apr-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas, 1935 (Ad Konings)

New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Charo (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Charo (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Mbowe Island (Larry Johnson)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima lanisticola, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima sp. 'lanisticola north', Male from Chilumba (Dave Voorvelt)

*14-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Male at Chitande (Ad Konings)
Pseudotropheus perspicax, Female at Chitande (Ad Konings)

New graphic:
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Female from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)
Illustration: Metriaclima flavifemina, Male from Thumbi West (Dave Voorvelt)












*02-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Female guarding her spawn (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)

*01-Apr-2018

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New cichlid pictures:
Herichthys pantostictus, Young adult at El Salto River (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Pair with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)
Herichthys pantostictus, Male with fry (Marco Arroyo Torres)

New habitat pictures:
Panuco: El Naranjo, El Salto River at El Naranjo (Juan Miguel Artigas Azas)


*30-Mar-2018

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Updated species profile for:
Pseudotropheus livingstonii (Boulenger, 1899) (Ad Konings)

New cichlid pictures:
Teleocichla preta, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)
Teleocichla preta, Freshly collected adult (Oldřich Říčan)