Cichlid fun

Videos and photos of cichlids in our lab and in the field:

Astatotilapia calliptera “mbaka” breeding in the lab

You may think that the female is eating her own eggs, rest reassured that she is a good mom. Haplochromine cichlids are mouthbrooders, they will keep their progeny safe from the outside world until the little ones can fend for themselves.

Tropheops sp. “mauve” breeding in the lab

Tropheops breeding behaviour is very similar to A. calliptera, except they do it in fast forward pace.