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The website Seriously Fish reports that two new species of Victorian cichlids have been described. There is a huge amount of work yet to be done on the taxonomy of Victorian cichlids, so this is welcome news.

The two newly described fish are Haplochromis argens and Haplochromis goldschmitti

For the complete article with pictures:

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/2-new-cichlids-from-lake-victoria/

 

Over 55 GCCA Chatters available online to up date members.

Finally a use for my Ipad other than my daughter playing games on it. I find these are great to read on my ipad.

Some sample articles from our 2012 Chatter -

- Cheap and easy low tech water change system

- Walter Worms

- Breeding the Red Cap Lethinrops Itunga

Or read some great blasts from the past articles such as

A woman in Vancouver was standing on her front lawn when a fish fell from the sky . . . a Red Devil!

See: http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=7042116

A flyihg fish

What a great video of the Blue Flash Cyp's - I have a group of these and they really do look this nice.

Here is a nice National Geographic video with some dramatic footage from Lake Tanganyika.

Check out the aggression of a pair of Emperor Cichlids (Boulengerochromis microlepis) defending their young from a hungry turtle. Isn't this why we love cichlids? Amazing parental behavior!

 

All here is a cool video by Pisces fish farm on the different Altolamprologus variants

 


HD Underwater video and images of wild cichlids in Lake Tanganyika, taken by Alex Jordan during a research trip in August-December 2011. One or two of the photos taken by Stefan Fischer. For more information about the research side of things, please visit www.alexjordan.org

 


Ted Judy, a friend of the GCCA and an all-around awesome guy, created a nice video recap of ACA 2012.

Ted was a vendor and the show and you might know that Ted also sells Repashy Foods from his website.

Thanks, Ted, for the video!

 

 

As we prepare for our March speaker Mike Wise, I thought it would be fun to post some apistogramma video's

 

THE BALD TAX BLOG 

February 2012

Welcome!! You are reading the inaugural installment of The Bald Tax Blog!!  I hope to update this at the beginning of each month, day job permitting.  Selfishly, I intend on using this blog as a vehicle to journal my experiences with the fish I keep. Over the last few years, I have somewhat used the GCCA Forum as a means to this end, but I thought with the new online application our club has built-out, I would try and take advantage of documenting more. 

The other intent for this blog is (hopefully) to pass along my experiences to you, to help you set and reach your goals with this hobby and to avoid some of the mistakes and pitfalls I have encountered.  But please note, I do not consider myself a fish-keeping expert in any regard, but just an avid hobbyist who loves cichlids.  Ten years does not sound like a long time with any hobby, but with keeping cichlids, or any fish, you encounter many different situations and events as you progress with a species, and those situations and events add up very quickly.

Who am I?  My name is Scott Womack and I have been a member of the GCCA for 9 years.  I am a simple tax accountant who discovered cichlids in 2001. I kept community fish as a kid and once had a55 gallontank in my firstChicagoarea apartment.  But then I got married, we bought a house, had a couple of kids, and every now and then I found myself drawn back to fish-keeping.  When we bought our house in 1996, my priority was a basement, thinking I wanted the space for “something.”  A fish tank was one strong possibility that I considered.  I sometimes wonder whether I would have been keeping cichlids if we had bought a house with no basement.