Common name for perch-like fish of the family Cichlidae, belonging to the suborder Labroidei, order PERCIFORMES.
A common name for fish of the family Percidae, belonging to the suborder Percoidei, order PERCIFORMES.
The geographical area of Africa comprising BURUNDI; DJIBOUTI; ETHIOPIA; KENYA; RWANDA; SOMALIA; SUDAN; TANZANIA; and UGANDA.
Inland bodies of still or slowly moving FRESH WATER or salt water, larger than a pond, and supplied by RIVERS and streams.
Proteins obtained from species of fish (FISHES).
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
The splitting of an ancestral species into daughter species that coexist in time (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 6th ed). Causal factors may include geographic isolation, HABITAT geometry, migration, REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION, random GENETIC DRIFT and MUTATION.
Behavior in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species.
Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.
A freshwater fish used as an experimental organism and for food. This genus of the family Cichlidae (CICHLIDS) inhabits Central and South America (one species extends north into Texas), West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Syria, and coastal India.
Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.
Coloration or discoloration of a part by a pigment.
The selection or choice of sexual partner in animals. Often this reproductive preference is based on traits in the potential mate, such as coloration, size, or behavioral boldness. If the chosen ones are genetically different from the rejected ones, then NATURAL SELECTION is occurring.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Creation and development of bodies within solar systems, includes study of early planetary geology.
Analytical technique for studying substances present at enzyme concentrations in single cells, in situ, by measuring light absorption. Light from a tungsten strip lamp or xenon arc dispersed by a grating monochromator illuminates the optical system of a microscope. The absorbance of light is measured (in nanometers) by comparing the difference between the image of the sample and a reference image.
Social structure of a group as it relates to the relative social rank of dominance status of its members. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
A republic in southern Africa east of ZAMBIA and MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Lilongwe. It was formerly called Nyasaland.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.
Photosensitive proteins expressed in the CONE PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are the protein components of cone photopigments. Cone opsins are classified by their peak absorption wavelengths.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).
Geological formations consisting of underground enclosures with access from the surface.
A product of hard secondary xylem composed of CELLULOSE, hemicellulose, and LIGNANS, that is under the bark of trees and shrubs. It is used in construction and as a source of CHARCOAL and many other products.
Behavior which may be manifested by destructive and attacking action which is verbal or physical, by covert attitudes of hostility or by obstructionism.
Membranous appendage of fish and other aquatic organisms used for locomotion or balance.
Stainless steel. A steel containing Ni, Cr, or both. It does not tarnish on exposure and is used in corrosive environments. (Grant & Hack's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The largest order of CRUSTACEA, comprising over 10,000 species. They are characterized by three pairs of thoracic appendages modified as maxillipeds, and five pairs of thoracic legs. The order includes the familiar shrimps, crayfish (ASTACOIDEA), true crabs (BRACHYURA), and lobsters (NEPHROPIDAE and PALINURIDAE), among others.
A family of CRUSTACEA, order DECAPODA, comprising the penaeid shrimp. Species of the genus Penaeus are the most important commercial shrimp throughout the world.
A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.
A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, which includes pumpkin, gourd and squash.
Sexual activities of animals.
Natural or synthetic dyes used as coloring agents in processed foods.
Activities designed to attract the attention or favors of another.
Leisure activities engaged in for pleasure.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
In evolutionary theory, overlapping geographic distribution of diverging species. In sympatric GENETIC SPECIATION, genetic diversion occurs without geographic separation.
Individual members of South American ethnic groups with historic ancestral origins in Asia.

Evaluating the use of ram and suction during prey capture by cichlid fishes. (1/403)

We characterized prey-capture strategies in seven species of cichlid fishes representing diverse trophic habits and anticipated feeding abilities. The species examined were Petenia splendida, Cichla ocellaris, Cichlasoma minckleyi, Astronotus ocellatus, Crenicichla geayi, Heros severus (formerly Cichlasoma severum) and Cyprichromis leptosoma. Three individuals per species were filmed with video at 500 Hz as they captured live adult Artemia sp. and Poecilia reticulata. For each feeding sequence, we measured the contribution of predator movement towards the prey (i.e. ram) and the movement of prey towards the predator due to suction. The use of ram differed significantly among prey types and predator species, varying as much as sixfold across predator species. High values of ram resulted in high attack velocities. Jaw protrusion contributed as much as 50% to overall ram values in some species, verifying its role in enhancing attack velocity. Suction distance did not vary significantly among species. Diversity in prey-capture behavior was therefore found to reflect differences among species in the strategy used to approach prey. Limited variation in the distance from which prey were sucked into the mouth is interpreted as the result of an expected exponential decline in water velocity with distance from the mouth of the suction-feeding predator. We propose that this relationship represents a major constraint on the distance over which suction feeding is effective for all aquatic-feeding predators.  (+info)

Spironucleus vortens, a possible cause of hole-in-the-head disease in cichlids. (2/403)

Hole-in-the-head disease is recorded in 11 discus Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840 and 1 angelfish Pterophyllum scalare Lichtenstein, 1823 obtained from local aquarists within the Southwest of the UK. Spironucleus vortens Poynton et al. 1995, was isolated from the kidney, liver, spleen and head lesions of discus showing severe signs of the disease and from the intestines of all fish. The hexamitid was also recorded from the head lesions of the angelfish. The identity of these flagellates was confirmed as S. vortens on the basis of topographical features seen with the aid of SEM. A modified in vitro culture method was successfully developed for the detection, isolation and long-term maintenance of S. vortens. The flagellate was sub-cultured at 3 to 5 d intervals, new media being supplemented with fresh liver from Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1757) free from infection. The results are discussed in relation to S. vortens as the causative agent for hole-in-the-head disease following systemic infection via the digestive tract.  (+info)

Phylogenetic relationships and ancient incomplete lineage sorting among cichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika as revealed by analysis of the insertion of retroposons. (3/403)

Lake Tanganyika harbors numerous endemic species of extremely diverse cichlid fish that have been classified into 12 major taxonomic groups known as tribes. Analysis of short interspersed element (SINE) insertion data has been acknowledged to be a powerful tool for the elucidation of phylogenetic relationships, and we applied this method in an attempt to clarify such relationships among these cichlids. We studied insertion patterns of 38 SINEs in total, 24 of which supported the monophyly of three clades. The other 14 loci revealed extensive incongruence in terms of the patterns of SINE insertions. These incongruencies most likely stem from a period of adaptive radiation. One possible explanation for this phenomenon is the extensive incomplete lineage sorting of alleles for the presence or absence of a SINE during successive speciation events which took place about 5-10 MYA. The present study is the first to report the successful application of the SINE method in demonstrating the existence of such possible "ancient" incomplete lineage sorting. We discuss the possibility that it might potentially be very difficult to resolve the species phylogeny of a group that radiated explosively, even by resolving the genealogies of more than 10 nuclear loci, as a consequence of incomplete lineage sorting during speciation.  (+info)

History and timing of human impact on Lake Victoria, East Africa. (4/403)

Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake in the world, suffers from severe eutrophication and the probable extinction of up to half of its 500+ species of endemic cichlid fishes. The continuing degradation of Lake Victoria's ecological functions has serious long-term consequences for the ecosystem services it provides, and may threaten social welfare in the countries bordering its shores. Evaluation of recent ecological changes in the context of aquatic food-web alterations, catchment disturbance and natural ecosystem variability has been hampered by the scarcity of historical monitoring data. Here, we present high-resolution palaeolimnological data, which show that increases in phytoplankton production developed from the 1930s onwards, which parallels human-population growth and agricultural activity in the Lake Victoria drainage basin. Dominance of bloom-forming cyanobacteria since the late 1980s coincided with a relative decline in diatom growth, which can be attributed to the seasonal depletion of dissolved silica resulting from 50 years of enhanced diatom growth and burial. Eutrophication-induced loss of deep-water oxygen started in the early 1960s, and may have contributed to the 1980s collapse of indigenous fish stocks by eliminating suitable habitat for certain deep-water cichlids. Conservation of Lake Victoria as a functioning ecosystem is contingent upon large-scale implementation of improved land-use practices.  (+info)

Iridovirus infections in farm-reared tropical ornamental fish. (5/403)

A systemic viral infection in both gourami Trichogaster spp. and swordtail Xiphophorus hellerii and an outbreak of lymphocystis in scalare Pterophyllum scalarae and gourami are reported to have occurred in fish reared in ornamental fish farms in Israel. The systemic infection developed in endothelial cells that became hypertrophic and their contents were modified. The presence of such cells in light-microscopically examined stained smears and sections provides an initial indication for this systemic viral infection. Infection in gourami caused hemorrhagic dropsy. Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) images of iridovirus-like particles recovered from gouramies showed them to be 138 to 201 nm from vertex to vertex (v-v); those from swordtails were 170 to 188 nm v-v. TEM images of lymphocystis virions from scalare were 312 to 342 nm v-v and from gourami 292 to 341 nm v-v. Lymphocystis cells from the gourami were joined by a solid hyaline plate, which was lacking in the infection in scalare where the intercellular spaces between the lymphocystis cells consisted of loose connective tissue.  (+info)

Patterns in fish radiation are compatible with Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and 14,600 year history for its cichlid species flock. (6/403)

Geophysical data are currently being interpreted as evidence for a late Pleistocene desiccation of Lake Victoria and its refilling 14,600 years ago. This implies that between 500 and 1000 endemic cichlid fish species must have evolved in 14,600 years, the fastest large-scale species radiation known. A recent review concludes that biological evidence clearly rejects the postulated Pleistocene desiccation of the lake: a 14,600 year history would imply exceptionally high speciation rates across a range of unrelated fish taxa. To test this suggestion, I calculated speciation rates for all 41 phylogenetic lineages of fish in the lake. Except for one cichlid lineage, accepting a 14 600 year history does not require any speciation rates that fall outside the range observed in fishes in other young lakes around the world. The exceptional taxon is a lineage of haplochromine cichlids that is also known for its rapid speciation elsewhere. Moreover, since it is unknown how many founding species it has, it is not certain that its speciation rates are really outside the range observed in fishes in other young lakes. Fish speciation rates are generally faster in younger than in older lakes, and those in Lake Victoria, by far the largest of the young lakes of the world, are no exception. From the speciation rates and from biogeographical observations that Lake Victoria endemics, which lack close relatives within the lake basin, have such relatives in adjacent drainage systems that may have had Holocene connections to Lake Victoria, I conclude that the composition of the fish assemblage does not provide biological evidence against Pleistocene desiccation. It supports a hypothesis of recent colonization from outside the lake basin rather than survival of a diverse assemblage within the basin.  (+info)

What, if anything, is a Tilapia?-mitochondrial ND2 phylogeny of tilapiines and the evolution of parental care systems in the African cichlid fishes. (7/403)

We estimated a novel phylogeny of tilapiine cichlid fish (an assemblage endemic to Africa and the Near East) within the African cichlid fishes on the basis of complete mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (ND2) gene sequences. The ND2 (1,047 bp) gene was sequenced in 39 tilapiine cichlids (38 species and 1 subspecies) and in an additional 14 nontilapiine cichlid species in order to evaluate the traditional morphologically based hypothesis of the respective monophyly of the tilapiine and haplochromine cichlid fish assemblages. The analyses included many additional cichlid lineages, not only the so-called tilapiines, but also lineages from Lake Tanganyika, east Africa, the Neotropics and an out-group from Madagascar with a wide range of parental care and mating systems. Our results suggest, in contrast to the historical morphology-based hypotheses from Regan (1920, 1922 ), Trewavas (1983), and Stiassny (1991), that the tilapiines do not form a monophyletic group because there is strong evidence that the genus Tilapia is not monophyletic but divided into at least five distinct groups. In contrast to this finding, an allozyme analysis of Pouyaud and Agnese (1995), largely based on the same samples as used here, found a clustering of the Tilapia species into only two groups. This discrepancy is likely caused by the difference in resolution power of the two marker systems used. Our data suggest that only type species Tilapia sparrmanii Smith (1840) should retain the genus name TILAPIA: One particular group of tilapiines (composed of genera Sarotherodon, Oreochromis, Iranocichla, and Tristramella) is more closely related to an evolutionarily highly successful lineage, the haplochromine cichlids that compose the adaptive radiations of cichlid species flocks of east Africa. It appears that the highly adaptable biology of tilapiines is the ancestral state for all African cichlids and that the more stenotypic lifestyle of the haplochromine cichlids is derived from this condition. We reconstructed the evolution of the highly variable parental care systems on the basis of the most inclusive composite phylogeny to date of the African, Neotropical, and Madagascan cichlids with special emphasis on a group of tilapiines comprising the substrate-spawning genus Tilapia, and the mouthbrooding genera Sarotherodon and OREOCHROMIS: We demonstrate several independent origins of derived mouthbrooding behaviors in the family Cichlidae.  (+info)

Mosaic structure and retropositional dynamics during evolution of subfamilies of short interspersed elements in African cichlids. (8/403)

The African cichlid (AFC) family of short interspersed elements (SINEs) is found in the genomes of cichlid fish. The alignment of the sequences of 70 members of this family, isolated from such fish in Africa, revealed the presence of correlated changes in specific nucleotides (diagnostic nucleotides) that allowed us to categorize the various members into six subfamilies, which were designated Af1 through Af6. Dividing the SINE consensus sequence into a 5'-head and 3'-tail region, these subfamilies were defined by various combinations of four types of head region (A-D) and three types of tail region [X, Y, and (YX)], with each region of each type including unique diagnostic nucleotides. The observed structures of the subfamilies Af1 through Af6 were AX, AY, CY, A(YX), BY, and DX, respectively. The formation of such structures might have involved the shuffling of head or tail regions among preexisting and existing (or both) subfamilies of the AFC family (and, probably, even another SINE family or a pseudogene for a tRNA in the case of the Af6 subfamily) by recombination at the so-called core region during the course of evolution. By plotting the timing of the retroposition of individual members of each subfamily on a phylogenetic tree of AFCs, we found that the Af3 and Af6 subfamilies became active only recently in the evolutionary history of these fish. The integrity of the 3'-tails of SINEs, which are, apparently, recognized by reverse transcriptase, has been reported to be indispensable for retention of retropositional activity. Therefore, we postulate that recombination might have been involved in the apparent recent activation of the retroposition of the Af3 and Af6 subfamilies via introduction of active tails (types Y and X, respectively) into potential ancestral sequences that might have had inactive tails. If this hypothesis is correct, shuffling of tail regions among subfamilies by recombination at the core region might have played a role in the recycling of dead copies of AFC SINEs.  (+info)

Despite teleosts being the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates, fish models currently used to study photoperiodic effects on fish physiology have been limited to a few species, most of which are temperate seasonal breeders. The overall aim of this work was to expand our knowledge on circadian biology and environmental physiological effects in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus), a continuous breeding species of tropical-subtropical origin. The circadian light axis of Nile tilapia is described with regards to melatonin production. Circadian melatonin profiles of fish under 12L:12D photoperiods were observed to be low at day and high at night, suggesting melatonin to be an entraining signal as observed in all other vertebrates. When constant light (LL) was used, such day and night fluctuations where abolished. However when fish where exposed to constant darkness (DD) a strong robust endogenous melatonin rhythm was found, suggesting the presence of circadian oscillators in this ...
Secretory proteins in the skin mucus of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) are modulated temporally by photoperiod and bacterial endotoxin ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Changes in the quality of fishburger produced from Tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) during frozen storage (-18 degrees C). AU - Tokur, B.. AU - Polat, A.. AU - Beklevik, G.. AU - Ozkutuk, S.. PY - 2004. Y1 - 2004. N2 - In this study, the chemical and sensory qualities of fishburger produced from tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were investigated during frozen storage (-18 degreesC) over 8 months. The ratios of crude protein, lipid, moisture, crude ash, and polyunsaturated fatty acids in tilapiaburger were found to be 17.82%, 5.29%, 66.68%, 2.56% and 7.95% respectively. At the end of the study, the total volatile basic nitrogen value was found to have fluctuated throughout the storage periods. The highest thiobarbituric acid value was found at the 7th month as 0.142 mg malonaldehyde/kg. The peroxide value was 0.18 meq/kg at the beginning of the storage but increased to 5.03 meq/kg at 6th month of storage and then decreased to 0.82 meq/kg at the 8th month. The level of free fatty ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A compendium of developmental gene expression in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. AU - Bloomquist, R. F.. AU - Fowler, T. E.. AU - Sylvester, J. B.. AU - Miro, R. J.. AU - Streelman, J. T.. PY - 2017/2/3. Y1 - 2017/2/3. N2 - Background: Lake Malawi cichlids represent one of a growing number of vertebrate models used to uncover the genetic and developmental basis of trait diversity. Rapid evolutionary radiation has resulted in species that share similar genomes but differ markedly in phenotypes including brains and behavior, nuptial coloration and the craniofacial skeleton. Research has begun to identify the genes, as well as the molecular and developmental pathways that underlie trait divergence. Results: We assemble a compendium of gene expression for Lake Malawi cichlids, across pharyngula (the phylotypic stage) and larval stages of development, encompassing hundreds of gene transcripts. We chart patterns of expression in Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), Fibroblast growth factor ...
Abstract Traditionally, fish oil (FO) has been used extensively in aquafeeds. The stagnation in global fish oil production coupled with an increased demand for its use in aquaculture feeds, especially salmonid feeds, has greatly inflated fish oil prices. Therefore, in order to sustain the rapid growth of the tilapia industry, the dependence on these commodities in feeds should be reduced through use of cheaper and more sustainable sources of dietary lipids, such as palm oil. This study therefore investigated several, previously poorly understood, effects of palm oil on reproductive performance of the commercial tilapia species, Oreochromis niloticus; which currently ranks as second most popular species in world aquaculture. In the present study broodstock were fed on experimental diets at full and half ration regimes throughout their entire life cycle from exogenous feeding. Studies were conducted in standardised and controlled hatchery conditions, thereby reducing the potential influence of ...
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) produces a suite of virulence factors that are coordinated by Quorum Sensing (QS) contributing to its disease-causing ability in aquaculture. The present study is first of its kind to obtain information regarding the presence and distribution of five QS genes, three virulence genes viz: lasI, lasR, rhlI, rhlR, rhlAB, toxA, aprA and plcH and seven of the Extended-spectrum βlactamases (blaVEB, blaPER, blaTEM,, blaSHV, blaCTX-M1, blaCTX-M2 and blaCTX-M3) of Pseudomonas species isolated from fish meat by direct PCR. Bacterial identification was based mainly on conventional biochemical techniques using the Vitek 2, automated system. Phenotypic sensitivity of antibiotics was established by the agar disc diffusion technique through 16 various antimicrobial drugs. Quantification of their in vitro production of numerous virulence genes outside the cell that are QS dependent namely, pyocyanin, elastase, alkaline protease, biofilm and cytotoxicity of Vero cell was as
Sex chromosomes change more frequently in fish than in mammals or birds. However, certain chromosomes or genes are repeatedly used as sex determinants in different members of the teleostean lineage. East African cichlids are an enigmatic model system in evolutionary biology representing some of the most diverse extant vertebrate adaptive radiations. How sex is determined and if different sex-determining mechanisms contribute to speciation is unknown for almost all of the over 1,500 cichlid species of the Great Lakes. Here, we investigated the genetic basis of sex determination in a cichlid from Lake Tanganyika, Astatotilapia burtoni, a member of the most species-rich cichlid lineage, the haplochromines. We used RAD-sequencing of crosses for two populations of A. burtoni, a lab strain and fish caught at the south of Lake Tanganyika. Using association mapping and comparative genomics, we confirmed male heterogamety in A. burtoni and identified different sex chromosomes (LG5 and LG18) in the two
article{9cc27631-773b-4625-add5-aeb353c7d0cb, abstract = {,p,Parasite diversity and abundance (parasite load) vary greatly among host species. However, the influence of host traits on variation in parasitism remains poorly understood. Comparative studies of parasite load have largely examined measures of parasite species richness and are predominantly based on records obtained from published data. Consequently, little is known about the relationships between host traits and other aspects of parasite load, such as parasite abundance, prevalence and aggregation. Meanwhile, understanding of parasite species richness may be clouded by limitations associated with data collation from multiple independent sources. We conducted a field study of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes and their helminth parasites. Using a Bayesian phylogenetic comparative framework, we tested evolutionary associations between five key host traits (body size, gut length, diet breadth, habitat complexity and number of sympatric ...
Cichlids are a diverse group of fish from the family Cichlidae. There are an estimated 1300 to 3000 species of cichlids. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from 2.5 cm to 1 meter in length and can live for 4-10 years. Cichlids originated in Africa but can be found in South America as well; most notably, they are found in Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria. In Lake Malawi alone, there are an estimated 1,000 different types of cichlid species (Evolutionary Biology). They prefer fresh to brackish water and usually live near the waters surface. Many cichlids are herbivores that feed on algae, but some are predatory and consume other small fish or insect larvaes.. Why study Cichlids? Cichlids are great model organisms to study because they represent rapid and convergent evolutionary radiation in vertebrates. Also, there is a large variety of cichlids which makes it easier for scientists to study multiple phenotypic traits.. Cichlid Reproduction. Cichlids demonstrate four ...
The hundreds of endemic species of cichlid fishes in the East African Great Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Victoria are a prime model system in evolutionary biology. With five genomes currently being sequenced, eastern African cichlids also represent a forthcoming genomic model for evolutionary studies of genotype-to-phenotype processes in adaptive radiations. Here we report the functional annotation and comparative analyses of transcriptome data sets for two eastern African cichlid species, Astatotilapia burtoni and Ophthalmotilapia ventralis, representatives of the modern haplochromines and ectodines, respectively. Nearly 647,000 expressed sequence tags were assembled in more than 46,000 contigs for each species using the 454 sequencing technology, largely expanding the current sequence data set publicly available for these cichlids. Total predicted coverage of their proteome diversity is approximately 50% for both species. Comparative qualitative and quantitative analyses show very similar ...
Our research program uses fishes, and specifically the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni (see Model System page), as models to study how the brain processes information, how sensory systems contribute to behavior, and how natural plasticity in an animals internal hormonal or nutritional state can influence neural function and behavioral outcomes. Fishes are the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates, which provides us with ideal organisms to study basic neuron and sensory function, and how it relates to proximate and ultimate behavioral mechanisms in comparative and evolutionary contexts. ...
Synonyms for Convict cichlid in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Convict cichlid. 3 synonyms for convict fish: convictfish, Oxylebius pictus, painted greenling. What are synonyms for Convict cichlid?
B chromosomes have a functional effect on sex determination in a species of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria [...] The researchers found sex-ratio distortions caused by B chromosomes in the breeding line of the cichlids, as well as several protein-coding genes in the B chromosomes. The resultant ratio was female biased, suggesting a role for B chromosomes in female sex determination. [...] In the present study, the researchers performed an extensive analysis of B chromosomes in cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria to investigate their effect on cichlid evolution. Karyotype analysis of Lake Victoria cichlids suggested that, in one species, Lithochromis rubripinnis, there are female-specific B chromosomes. Crossbreeding experiments suggested that an effector of female sex determination in this species was the B chromosome. Furthermore, analyses of large-scale sequences of B chromosomes in Lake Victoria cichlids revealed multiple protein-coding genes in B chromosomes. The sex determination gene was ...
African Cichlids - Mbuna, Haps and Peacock Cichlids from African rift lakes, Lake Malawi, Victoria and Tanganyika. Hardy fish for specialty aquariums.
Cheers, Neale.,. Tank Mates?? Oscar comp./sys., Neotrop. cichlids period 08/28/08 Hello there, I have emailed you guys before about some of my tanks and ideas about new tanks and have received great advice! Now i have a question about my tiger Oscar cichlid who is about 8 inches long and pretty docile. I am soon moving him to a larger tank hopefully 75 gallons but maybe 55. And i was wondering about some tank mates for him. ,Not in the 55... too small, I am very interested in more South American cichlids. I have a particular interest in maybe getting a jack Dempsey? But i do know Jacks are pretty aggressive and territorial thats why i am consulting you guys. Another cichlid i was considering was a green terror but im not sure if the adult size of one could or would grow up to being as big as my Oscar because i have read that they only grow to be 8 inches in length. Lastly i was considering a blue Acara or a jaguar cichlid but my problem with these two are i have no idea how big they get. Could ...
Jewel Cichlid Acting Strange 1/2/07 Hi- I have a 55 gallon tank with 1 Kenyi cichlid, 1 Bumblebee cichlid, 1 hybrid cichlid, 1 orange cichlid (?), 1 red tip shark, 1 Pleco and a jewel cichlid. The jewel cichlid (which is a pearl color with blue dots) has been acting strange lately. She does not swim around only stays at the top of the tank. Her fins are all down and she curves her tailfin. She eats a little but not like she use to. She does not swim around although she has always kept to herself but now she is not acting normal. I have isolated her in a tank but I am at a loss as to what to do for her. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! Leslie , Clamped fins are a sign of a disease. Treat with Rid-Ich and salt for now. Crank the temp up to 82 F. If not better in three days then do a 50% water change and treat with Nitrofuranace and salt.-Chuck, Bumps on FW Fish - 1/22/07 A quick note for todays post Bumps on FW Fish in which Chuck suggested treating the fish with Nitrofurazone. The ...
Fish guide for Angelfish, Pterophyllum scalare, Freshwater Angelfish facts with fish pictures, description and information, types of freshwater angelfish, Silver Angelfish care, aquarium habitat and fish diseases, Angelfish tank mates, compatibility and breeding
Fish guide for Sardine Cichlid, Cyprichromis leptosoma profile with fish pictures, description and information, Slender Cichlid care, diet, habitat and fish diseases, tank mates, Slender Cichlid breeding, compatibility and keeping the Xenotilapia sp. Blue Flash cichlid aquarium, Slender Cyp, Neonback, Lepto Cichlid
Detail záznamu - Phylogeny of the Neotropical cichlid fish tribe Cichlasomatini (Teleostei: Cichlidae) based on morphological and molecular data, with the description of a new genus - Detail záznamu - Knihovna Akademie věd České republiky
Fish guide for Sexfasciatus, Neolamprologus sexfasciatus profile with fish pictures, description and information, Gold Sexfasciatus Cichlid care, diet, habitat and fish diseases, Sexfasciatus cichlid breeding, tank mates, compatibility and keeping the Sexfasciatus aquarium, Six-bar Lamprologus, Six Bar Cichlid
Sulfamethazine (SMZ) is one of the most commonly used sulfonamide compounds in fish farming, and its physiological effects on fish are unknown. SMZ was administered to juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) at a dose level of 422 mg kg⁻¹ body weight, for a period of 11 days, via medicated feed. Fish were divided into two groups, the control group (CG) and the group fed with SMZ in feed. The ...
Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus is an aquaculture resource that represents one of the most popular crops in the world. However, species cultivation presents health proble..
Fish guide for White-Tailed Brichardi, Neolamprologus gracilis profile with fish pictures, description and information, Gracilis Cichlid care, diet, habitat and fish diseases, Neolamprologus gracilis breeding, tank mates, compatibility and keeping the Graceful Lamprologus aquarium, Blue-tail Brichardi
Oreochromis niloticus DMO protein: DMO - DM-domain gene in ovary; isolated from the fish Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus; amino acid sequence in first source; GenBank AF203490
Heritability estimates were determined for six phenotypes in Oreochromis niloticus for 180, 210 and 300 days old: body weight (BW), total length (TL), standard length (SL), body height (BH), caudal tail height (CTH) and head length (HL). Heritability estimates were calculated by half-sib analysis from an experiment that contained 3 paternal half-sib families and 11 full-sib families. Heritabilities ranged from 0.00-0.88. These results suggest that because heritabilities of BW, TL, SL, BH, CTH and HL for sires in Oreochromis niloticus for 180 and 210 days old are low, family selection or progeny testing can proposed for selection. But, therefore heritabilities of all traits both male and female for 300 days old are high, selection will propose for are mass selection.. ...
The ram cichlid, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the Orinoco River basin, in the savannahs of Venezuela and Colombia in South America. The species has been examined in studies on fish behaviour and is a popular aquarium fish, traded under a variety of common names, including ram, blue ram, German blue ram, Asian ram, butterfly cichlid, Ramirezs dwarf cichlid, dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. The species is a member of the family Cichlidae and subfamily Geophaginae. Wild ram cichlids are often more colorful than the tank-bred fish, which suffer from poor breeding and also being injected with hormones for more color, although this makes as many as one in four males infertile.[citation needed] Male specimens of the ram usually have the first few rays of the dorsal fin extended, but breeding has made some females also show this. When close to spawning, female rams have a pink or red blush on the abdomen. Females also have a blue sheen over the spot just ...
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Many shell-dwelling species are adaptations of these cave spawners and include Neolamprologus ocellatus. Their caves are made up of the empty, calcified shells of Neothauma snails which are preserved by the hard alkaline water. Shell dwellers can be kept in small tanks and make fascinating residents.. Mouthbrooders. These are also very popular with hobbyists, with the rock dwelling, algae grazing Tropheus, the large sedate, predatory Frontosa and the slender, open water Sardine cichlids making up the bulk of all such fish sold. The three are very different in their requirements, despite inhabiting the same lake, so should not be kept together in the same tank.. Tropheus look and behave like Pseudotropheus from Lake Malawi. Their diet is poor, consisting of short algae strands growing from rocks and the odd invertebrate found within the algae. This growth is commonly referred to as aufwuch. Tropheus are aggressive and territorial in the aquarium, as in nature they fight to protect their algae and ...
Population boundaries are largely determined by local environment, the strength of barriers to migration, and the organisms inherent dispersal abilities. The interaction among these and genetic factors determines the potential for evolutionary divergence, and is at the heart of our understanding of ecological adaptation and ongoing speciation processes. When individuals can easily cross barriers between suitable habitat patches, gene flow acts to homogenize most neutral genetic diversity and may swamp the effects of any local phenotypic selection whereas low levels of migration may facilitate ecological divergence, even when selection is modest. Evolutionary divergence through fine-scale geographic isolation is believed to be one of the main mechanisms promoting speciation in the cichlid radiations of the African Great Lakes [1-3]. Many lake species are extreme local endemics, with distributions limited to small patches of ecologically distinct habitat. Many narrowly endemic cichlid species are ...
Background Cichlid fishes have radiated into hundreds of species in the Great Lakes of Africa. Brightly colored males display on leks and vie to be chosen by females as mates. Strong discrimination by females causes differential male mating success, rapid evolution of male color patterns and, possibly, speciation. In addition to differences in color pattern, Lake Malawi cichlids also show some of the largest known shifts in visual sensitivity among closely related species. These shifts result from modulated expression of seven cone opsin genes. However, the mechanisms for this modulated expression are unknown. Results In this work, we ask whether these differences might result from changes in developmental patterning of cone opsin genes. To test this, we compared the developmental pattern of cone opsin gene expression of the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, with that of several cichlid species from Lake Malawi. In tilapia, quantitative polymerase chain reaction showed that opsin gene ...
The proportion of assembled haplochromine cichlid sequences with and without BLAST matches compared to three databases (Takifugu rubripes, Danio rerio, and Onco
The firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a species of cichlid fish native to Central America. They occur in rivers of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, south through Belize and into northern Guatemala. Their natural habitat is typically shallow, slow-moving, often turbid, water with a pH of 6.5 - 8.0. It has also been reported to live in underground cave systems. As fish with a tropical distribution, firemouth cichlids live in warm water with a temperature range of 23-30 °C (75-86 °F). The common name, firemouth, is derived from the bright orange-red colouration on the underside of the jaw. Males in particular flare out their gills, exposing their red throats, in a threat display designed to ward off male rivals from their territory. Like most cichlids, brood care is highly developed; this species is an egg-layer. Firemouth cichlids form monogamous pairs and spawn on flattened surfaces of rocks, leaves or submerged wood. Breeding males are primarily responsible for territorial defense, while ...
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Convict Cichlids is a kind of fish also known as Zebra Cichlids to aquarium enthusiasts. They are relatively easy to breed because they require minimal human supervision or intervention.
We examined the metabolic and ionoregulatory responses of the Amazonian cichlid, Astronotus ocellatus, to 20 h exposure to severe hypoxia (0.37 +/- 0.19 mg O(2)/l; 4.6% air saturation) or 8 h severe hypoxia followed by 12 h recovery in normoxic water. During 20 h exposure to hypoxia, white muscle [A …
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In this study, we wanted to take the first step in understanding vision in cichlids and to know whether they have true color vision. Further studies are needed to dissect the cichlid visual system as well as its adaptations and limitations but, given our visual modeling and behavioral results, we can infer the physiological characteristics of the cichlid retina. Initially, based on previous fish-vision studies applying the RNL model, we assumed a Weber fraction of 0.05 (Champ et al., 2016; Cheney et al., 2009; Dalton et al., 2016; Wilkins et al., 2016) for the LWS channel. However, in order to better predict cichlid performance, we adjusted this to a higher Weber fraction of 0.1. We did this because, even though we are not evaluating color discrimination thresholds, increasing the Weber fraction, and hence lowering chromatic distance, would partially explain the mistakes fish made (Figs 2 and 3). In general, a Weber fraction of 0.05 is accepted for most animals (Vorobyev and Osorio, 1998) but it ...
Although it is widely assumed that the evolution of jaw kinesis in the ray-finned fishes was an innovation to enhance suction feeding performance, the lack of phylogenetic replication of this event across fishes has hindered direct tests of this hypothesis. Our results reveal that within the East African cichlid radiations, multiple transitions between biting and suction feeding have occurred, and that these functional transitions are accompanied by evolutionary reduction of jaw kinesis over short evolutionary timescales of 4 Myr or less (figure 3). These rapid and repeated shifts are consistent with the hypothesis that high jaw kinesis is selectively maintained in suction feeding fishes and provides evidence supporting upper jaw protrusion as a major evolutionary innovation for ray-finned fishes.. Our power to detect associations between jaw kinesis and transitions in feeding mode is directly connected to the sheer number of dietary transitions that have occurred in these cichlid radiations, ...
Among multigene families, ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes are the most frequently studied and have been explored as cytogenetic markers to study the evolutionary history of karyotypes among animals and plants. In this report, we applied cytogenetic and genomic methods to investigate the organization of rRNA genes among cichlid fishes. Cichlids are a group of fishes that are of increasing scientific interest due to their rapid and convergent adaptive radiation, which has led to extensive ecological diversity. The present paper reports the cytogenetic mapping of the 5S rRNA genes from 18 South American, 22 African and one Asian species and the 18S rRNA genes from 3 African species. The data obtained were comparatively analyzed with previously published information related to the mapping of rRNA genes in cichlids. The number of 5S rRNA clusters per diploid genome ranged from 2 to 15, with the most common pattern being the presence of 2 chromosomes bearing a 5S rDNA cluster. Regarding 18S rDNA mapping, the
The Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid, also known as Haplochromis barlowi, originates from the Southern part of Lake Malawi, Africa. The males have a blue body with striking yellow fins, and are one of the larger Copadichromis Cichlids reaching a maximum size of 7. When mature, the females remain brown to silver in color, and will be slightly smaller than the males. A large aquarium with plenty of caves and hiding places is ideal for the Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid. Caves can be formed from limestone or any other type of inert rock, as well as African Driftwood. An aragonite-based substrate is recommended in order to maintain the necessary high pH and alkalinity. They do not like bright lighting, and the aragonite should ideally be either mixed with or covered by darker gravel to reduce the amount of glare in the aquarium. The Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid requires a substrate deep enough to burrow in during breeding time. For best results in spawning, the males should be kept with at least three females. ...
Swim-up fry (average weight, 14 mg) were obtained from Oreochromis niloticus (Chitralada strain) held in concrete tanks. In experiment 1 (1985), fry were fed diets treated with 17 alpha-methyltestosterone (MT) or progesterone at 60 mg/kg for 40 days. Control fish were fed untreated diet. Fingerlings (average weight, 2.86 g) were subsequently stocked at 1/square m. in earthen ponds receiving septic tank slurry at 150 kg COD/ha/day and fine rice bran as supplementary feed for about 5 months. In experiment 2 (1986), similar procedures were followed but the fry were fed MT at 40 mg/kg for 40 days and pond stocking rates of 1,3,5 and 7 fingerlings/sq. m were compared. Individual size, sex and stage of maturity were determined. In experiment 1, the average individual size was greatest in the MT-treated group (263 g), compared with the untreated (232 g) and progesterone-treated fish (189 g). The final size of fish in experiment 2 decreased significantly (P0.05) with density, from an average of 249 g at ...
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And flourish it did in the Rift Valley lakes. If you were to visit these lakes, snorkel or scuba in their waters, you would most likely notice a wide variety of fish. You would not be wrong in this assessment; however, you might be surprised to find that most of these types of fish are belonging to a group called the cichlids (SICK-lids), and that all 1,650 plus species of these cichlids descended from a common ancestor. While the dates of when the common ancestor of the various cichlids came to be trapped in their respective lakes, it has been estimated that the cichlids of Lake Malawi all evolved from a common ancestor trapped 700,000 years ago, and those of Lake Victoria around 12,000 years ago. Trapped in these growing lakes while they were being formed, this small group of fish quickly came to dominate their new home, exploding in biodiversity to adapt to the wide variety of niches left open to them ...
in the mid to late 1980s. Its parentage has been highly disputed, but the most commonly speculated pairings are Midas Cichlid (Amphilophus Citrinellus) with the Redhead Cichlid (Paratheraps Synspilum). One of the more wild theories is the Severum (Heros Severus) with the Red Devil Cichlid (Amphilophus Labiatus). Blood Parrots have a round body, a beak shaped head with an upside down triangle mouth. They are often seen in bright orange in coloration, but seen in other colors such as red, yellow, brown, and tan. A further developed variety is the Convict Parrot Cichlid, which is also called the Jellybean Parrot or Bubble Gum Parrot. This is actually a double hybrid fish. It is a cross between a female hybrid Blood Parrot and a pink male Convict Cichlid Archocentrus (Cichlasoma) nigrofasciatus. Blood Parrots have reportedly been crossed with other cichlid species such as the Severum and the Texas Cichlid. So there may be other new varieties showing up down the road ...
Sensory adaptation to the local environment can contribute to speciation. Aquatic environments are well suited for studying this process: The natural attenuation of light through water results in heterogeneous light environments, to which vision-dependent species must adapt for communication and survival. Here, we study visual adaptation in sympatric Pundamilia cichlids from southeastern Lake Victoria. Species with blue or red male nuptial coloration co-occur at many rocky islands but tend to be depth-differentiated, entailing different visual habitats, more strongly at some islands than others. Divergent visual adaptation to these environments has been implicated as a major factor in the divergence of P. pundamilia and P. nyererei, as they show consistent differentiation in the long-wavelength-sensitive visual pigment gene sequence (LWS opsin). In addition to sequence variation, variation in the opsin gene expression levels may contribute to visual adaptation. We characterized opsin gene ...
Gante, Hugo F; Matschiner, Michael; Malmstrøm, Martin; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd; Jentoft, Sissel & Salzburger, Walter (2016). Genomics of speciation and introgression in Princess cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Ecology. ISSN 0962-1083. 25(24), s 6143- 6161 . doi: 10.1111/mec.13767 Show summary How variation in the genome translates into biological diversity and new species originate has endured as the mystery of mysteries in evolutionary biology. African cichlid fishes are prime model systems to address speciation-related questions for their remarkable taxonomic and phenotypic diversity, and the possible role of gene flow in this process. Here, we capitalize on genome sequencing and phylogenomic analyses to address the relative impacts of incomplete lineage sorting, introgression and hybrid speciation in the Neolamprologus savoryi-complex (the Princess cichlids) from Lake Tanganyika. We present a time-calibrated species tree based on whole-genome sequences and provide strong ...
The Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, is a tropical fish species of commercial importance in both aquaculture and in the wild. It plays a great role in human nutrition and food security. River Ruiru is one of the rivers faced with pollution from nearby industries. It is inhabited by various species of fish such as tilapia and common carp, which, may be harvested by surrounding communities for food. High levels of heavy metals disrupt normal reproductive process in fish. Besides, it has been reported that edible fish contaminated with heavy metals has deleterious effects on the health of humans and other animals that consume them. There is no documented information on the association between heavy metals and the reproductive biology of Oreochromis niloticus in River Ruiru. This study was aimed at assessing the level of heavy metals in fish ovaries and their association with selected reproductive parameters in the reproductive cycle of O. niloticus. Fish samples were collected monthly, for 8 ...
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of three methods of slaughter of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and the quality of frozen fillets. This research was performed in two steps consisting in applying the methods of killing by electric shock (ChE), gas mixture (CO2N) and hypothermia (AG). The first step was analyzed whole fish cold, evaluated indices of rigor mortis, degradation of ATP, pH, N-BVT NNP, muscle contraction, and texture instrumental color and sensory evaluation. Fish killed by ChE showed a delay in the time of entry into rigor mortis, this same treatment showed R2 0.92 in the interaction between the degradation of ATP and rigor. The pH was affected (p, 0.05) by treatments and time. The highest values occurred in the BNV slaughter by ChE. Slaughter presented by AG 452 mg NNP/100g. The storage time caused a slight decrease in instrumental texture slaughter by ChE. A L* increased with time for slaughter for ChE and CO2N. Sensory analysis showed an R2 0.94, 0.98 and 0.96 for ...
Paper:Potentiality of Moringa oleifera aqueous extract as a growth modulator and antistress in acute hypoxic Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus , Author:Shourbela R.M.1; El-Hawarry W.N.1*; Abd El-Latif A.M.2; Abo-Kora S.Y.3 , Year:2020 , Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ,Department of Fish Diseases and mangement ,Benha University
The bacteriological quality of both wild and cultured Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, sourced in some area of Ibadan, Southwest, Nigeria was studied. Bacteria flora of the skin and stomach of fish samples were examined and compared statistically (t-test independent). The resistance of bacterial isolates to commonly used antibiotics was also studied. Total aerobic bacteria count [colony forming unit: CFU = 159.50.13 ± 72, t < 0.01] with significant difference in the skin and Enterobacteriaceae count [(CFU) = 74.08 ± 5.55] with significant difference in the stomach were obtained in the Nile tilapia. The bacteria in the genera Staphylococcus, Escherichia, Proteus, Bacillus, Klebsiella, Micrococcus, Serratia, Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Streptococcus were isolated and have been proven to be of great public health significance. About 87.5% of the tested isolates were resistant to augmentin, 83.33% to cotrimoxazole and nalidixic acid. In addition, 79.17% of the isolates were resistant to tetracycline,
Oreochromis amphimelas, Oreochromis andersonii, Oreochromis angolensis, Oreochromis aureus, Oreochromis chungruruensis, Oreochromis esculentus, Oreochromis hunteri, Oreochromis ismailiaensis, Oreochromis jipe, Oreochromis karomo, Oreochromis karongae, Oreochromis korogwe, Oreochromis lepidurus, Oreochromis leucostictus, Oreochromis lidole, Oreochromis macrochir, Oreochromis malagarasi, Oreochromis mortimeri, Oreochromis mossambicus, Oreochromis mweruensis, Oreochromis niloticus, Oreochromis pangani, Oreochromis pangani girigan, Oreochromis pangani pangani, Oreochromis placidus, Oreochromis placidus placidus, Oreochromis placidus ruvumae, Oreochromis rukwaensis, Oreochromis saka, Oreochromis salinicola, Oreochromis schwebischi, Oreochromis shiranus, Oreochromis shiranus chilwae, Oreochromis shiranus shiranus, Oreochromis spilurus, Oreochromis spilurus niger, Oreochromis spilurus percivali, Oreochromis spilurus spilurus, Oreochromis squamipinnis, Oreochromis tanganicae, Oreochromis upembae, ...
The present study was carried out to isolate Edwardsiella tarda (E. tarda) from cultured Oreochromis niloticus (O. niloticus) and that identified by both Biochemical tests (API 20 E) and PCR. A total of 2 E. tarda isolates were isolated from 50 cultured O. niloticus fish collected randomly from the ponds of private fish farms at Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt. The clinical picture of the collected fish exhibited loss of escape reflex; skin darkness; bilateral exophthalmia with corneal opacity and ulcers varied in their degrees, inflammation, congestion, hemorrhage and enlargement of most internal organs were apparent in postmortem examination. The isolated E. tarda was screened for presence of 3 virulence genes (esrB, gyrB and gadB genes) using multiplex PCR and the results showed the amplification of the concerned gene at molecular size esrB (311 bp), gadB (583) in one strain and gyrB (415) in the other strain. Histopathological examination for haemobiotic organs liver, spleen and kidney as ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Assessment of heavy metals in tilapia fish (Oreochromis niloticus) from the Langat River and Engineering Lake in Bangi, Malaysia, and evaluation of the health risk from tilapia consumption. AU - Taweel, Abdulali. AU - Shuhaimi-Othman, M.. AU - Abas Kutty, Ahmad. PY - 2013/7/1. Y1 - 2013/7/1. N2 - Concentrations of the heavy metals copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), lead (Pb) and nickel (Ni) were determined in the liver, gills and muscles of tilapia fish from the Langat River and Engineering Lake, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. There were differences in the concentrations of the studied heavy metals between different organs and between sites. In the liver samples, Cu,Zn,Ni,Pb,Cd, and in the gills and muscle, Zn,Ni,Cu,Pb,Cd. Levels of Cu, Cd, Zn and Pb in the liver samples from Engineering Lake were higher than in those from the Langat River, whereas the Ni levels in the liver samples from the Langat River were greater than in those from Engineering Lake. Cd levels in the fish ...
Biological Treatment of Broad Bean Hulls and its Evaluation through Tilapia Fingerlings (Oreochromis Niloticus) Feeding Abstract.
The diversity of habitats occupied by cichlids is matched by the number of mating systems they employ. In fact, the local ecological conditions are an important indicator of the mating system used, which may vary within the same species. The most primitive condition is monogamy, with males and females essentially monomorphic, excepting some coloring details. Courtship rituals and parental care are common among monogamous pairs. Some cichlids are polygynous: males fertilize the eggs of more than one female. In this system, males might defend a territory that females visit to spawn (only once during the season), two females may defend a territory overlapping that of a male (bigamy), or a male may dominate a harem of multiple females. Cichlids also employ polyandry, in which females mate with several males. In one extraordinary case, sex roles are essentially reversed. Sarotherodon melanotheron males nurture eggs and fry in the mouth for 15 days after spawning, while females are capable of spawning ...
FERREIRA-SOBRINHO, Aristides e TAVARES-DIAS, Marcos. A study on monogenean parasites from the gills of some cichlids (Pisces: Cichlidae) from the Brazilian Amazon. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2016, vol.87, n.3, pp.1002-1009. ISSN 2007-8706. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmb.2016.06.010.. The aim of this study was to investigate monogenean fauna in gills of Geophagus camopiensis, Pterophyllum scalare, Satanoperca jurupari, and Satanoperca acuticeps in a tributary from the Amazon River system in Brazil. A total of 2,148 monogenean specimens were collected from 140 fish examined from March 2012 to March 2013, and 84.3% of these fish were parasitized by 1 or more species. Such monogeneans were: Sciadicleithrum geophagi, Sciadicleithrum juruparii, Gussevia spiralocirra and Gyrodactylus sp. However, only G. camopiensis was parasitized by more than 1 species of monogenean, while S. jurupari and S. acuticeps were parasitized by the same species. Prevalence, mean intensity and mean abundance varied among ...
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The Apistogramma cacatuoides is commonly known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid or Big Mouth Apistogramma. The Apistogramma originates in the streams and backwaters of South America. This strain has been selectively bred for its brilliant orange coloration. The body of these fish is elongated, with a prominent dorsal fin. The rear part of the dorsal fin, as well as the tail, has a striking orange coloration. The Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlid should be kept in an aquarium that is 30 gallons minimum, with densely planted groupings. They require plenty of open swimming areas but also need hiding places. A fine gravel to sand substrate is recommended. Although a semi-aggressive fish, the Apistogramma is also timid and should not be housed with large, aggressive fish. They require good water conditions, and regular water changes are a must. The Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlid is an egg layer that prefers to spawn in caves. Once the female has laid her eggs, the male will follow to fertilize them. After fertilization, ...
Formaldehyde (HCHO) was recently detected at concentrations above the cancer benchmark in 90% of 60 000 surveyed United States census tracks. Formaldehyde leaches into and mixes with water extremely well, exposing aquatic life. Further, formaldehyde is used therapeutically in aquaculture to remove external protozoa and other parasites from fish. The present study was undertaken to determine if sub-acute HCHO causes immunologic changes in tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Fish were exposed to 0, 50, or 150 ppm of HCHO. Immune parameters examined included blood hematology, spleen/body weight ratio, spleen and pronephros total cellularity, leukocyte blastogenesis, and natural killer cell cytotoxicity. Organ/body weight ratios and total cellularity were not different from controls. Similarly, mitogen response and natural killer cell function were unchanged. Peripheral blood lymphocytes decreased as HCHO exposure increased. Formaldehyde exposure also decreased the number of progenitor cells in the fish ...
石橋 泰典 , 家戸 敬太郎 , 池田 静徳 , 村田 修 , 宮下 盛 , 熊井 英水 水産増殖 = The aquiculture 50(3), 347-353, 2002-09-20 日本農学文献記事索引 参考文献31件 ...
A new study has determined that social stress adversely affects digestive function in subordinate cichlid fish. Scientists compared bile retention and gall bladder size in dominant and subordinate males that had eaten equal amounts of food. They discovered not only were the gall bladders in the subordinate fish much larger, they were filled with dark
Sen, Sorphea, 2010. Effect of stocking density and fertilization on the growth performance of Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) fed rice bran, water spinach and duckweed in pond and paddy field . Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management ...
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Reproduction of the fish Poeciliopsis gracilis (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) in Coatetelco, a tropical shallow lake in Mexico. José Luis Gómez-Márquez; Peña-Mendoza, Bertha; Salgado-Ugarte, Isaías H.; Sánchez-Herrera, Abby K.; Sastré-Baez, Leonardo // Revista de BiologÃ-a Tropical;dic2008, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p1801 A reproductive analysis of 1 225 specimens of Poeciliopsis gracilis obtained through monthly samples from Coatetelco, a tropical shallow lake in Central Mexico, was made. There was an evident sexual dimorphism, including a difference in body size at the onset of reproduction. Sex ratio deviated... ...
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ORNAMARI.ALL keywords: fisornic.all, aquatic animals, snails, coral, anemones, shrimp, Abramites spp Headstanders; Acanthophthalmus spp Coolie loaches; Acanthopsis spp Long nosed loaches; Acarichthys heckelii; Acaronia nassa Big eyed cichlid; Aequidens spp Acaras; Alestes spp See Brycinus spp; Amblydoras spp Amblydoras; Anableps spp Four eyes; Ancistrus spp Bristle noses; Anoptichthys spp See Astyanax spp; Anostomus spp Headstanders; Aphanius fasciatus Banded minnow; Aphyocharax spp Bloodfin, flame-tail tetras; Aphyosemion spp Aphyosemions, killie fishes; Apistogramma spp Dwarf cichlids; Aplocheilichthys spp Lampeyes; Aplocheilus spp panchax; Apteronotus spp Black ghost; Arnoldichthys spp Characins; Aspidoras spp dwarf catfish; Astronotus ocellatus Marbled, yellow, back, red Oscar; Astyanax spp Astyanax, tetra; Aulonocara nyassae African peacock cichlid; Austrolfundulus spp killifish; Axelrodia spp Ruby tetra; Badis badis Dwarf chameleon fish; Balanteocheilus spp Silver, bala sharks; Barbodes ...
Bioaccumulation and purification of cadmium in Tubifex tubifex Łuszczek-Trojnar E. , Sroka K.1, Klaczak A. , Nowak M.1, Popek W. Abstract Full Text:PDF Recommended articles Mail to Author How to Cite Evaluation of Genotoxicity Induced by Medicinal Plant Jatropha gossypifolia in Freshwater Fish Channa punctatus (Bloch) Pratibha Singh , Anurag Dabas , Rashmi Srivastava , N.S. Nagpure , Ajay Singh Abstract Full Text:PDF Recommended articles Mail to Author How to Cite Bioaccumulation of Cadmium in Marine Diatom: Thalassiosira allenii Takano Göknur Şişman-Aydın , Baha Büyükışık , Rahime Oral Abstract Full Text:PDF Recommended articles Mail to Author How to Cite Determination of the Levels of Indicator Bacteria, Salmonella spp. and Heavy Metals in Sea Snails (Rapana venosa) from the Northern Marmara Sea, Turkey Gülşen Altuğ , Nihal Güler Abstract Full Text:PDF Recommended articles Mail to Author How to Cite Effect of Dietborne Cu and Cd on Body Indices of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis ...
Abstain from Feeds with discus meal because discus fish does not easily digest them. Salt is the most misused and overused chemical in the discus fishroom. [STEP 2] - Perform water changes of 35% daily. Keep your discus away from any form of stress, as listed above. [STEP 5] - Use of Epsom salt for relaxation of the muscle of the fish. [STEP 4] - Feed Your Discus Anti-bacterial Fish Food. Keep in mind that once you add Epsom salt to the tank that it will stay until you do a water change. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is a laxitive. NOTE: Epsom salt will increase the discus fish metabolic rate which will help them quickly get everything out of them, so you will normally see poops increment in your tank. Epsom salts do not go away once added to the tank and will stay in the water until you change it, so you dont need to replace it unless you do a water change. Description. You have 5 days from the first time he begins headstanding to cure him if you lower the water level, 3 days if you do not. ...
B.1. INTRODUCTION. The Nile perch (Lates niloticus),2 was reportedly transplanted into the Ugandan waters of Lake Victoria in the late 1950s and early 1960s (EAFFRO 1960; Hamblyn 1960).3 The question of whether or not to introduce this large, predatory fish sparked considerable controversy (Anderson 1961; Fryer 1960; Jackson 1971; Ogutu-Ohwayo 1985; Ribbink 1987; van Someren 1963). Opponents pointed out that such a step made little ecological sense: the theoretical potential sustained harvest from predatory fish (at the top of the food/energy pyramid) is significantly less than from their prey (typically represented at the middle or lower levels of the pyramid). Others argued that Nile perch, feeding on the huge but relatively unexploited and unpopular species stocks of haplochromine cichlids, would eventually provide the Lake with an important new fishery. Indeed, certain reports give the impression that Lates was first introduced with just such an objective in mind (e.g. Acere 1985). However, ...
The following is a compilation of references that I have accumulated over time. Most of them were forwarded to me by Fred Batzer. It is far from complete but someday, I hope to have a fairly comprehensive list of references from both scientific and hobby publications. Most of the items listed below are from European publications. If you have a few references that are missing from my list, please forward them to me. Crenicichla ...
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silver sharks vs cichlids - im in kind of a dilema.....i have started a community tank with some silver sharks that are about 2 1/2 inches long. my friend recently purchased a...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Effect of dietary energy source (starch vs. fat) on energy utilization and oxygen consumption of Nile tilapia. AU - Schrama, J.W.. AU - Subramanian, S.. AU - Geurden, I.. AU - Coppens, K.. AU - Heinsbroek, L.T.N.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. M3 - Abstract. SP - 224. BT - The 14th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding: Program & Abstracts. May 31-June 4, 2010, Qingdao, China. CY - Qingdao, China. T2 - The 14th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding. May 31-June 4, 2010, Qingdao, China. Y2 - 31 May 2010 through 4 June 2010. ER - ...
Citation: Wei Pridgeon, Y., Aksoy, M., Klesius, P.H., Li, Y., Mu, S., Srivastava, K., Reddy, G. 2011. Identification and expression profiles of multiple genes in Nile tilapia in response to bacterial infections. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 144:111-119. Interpretive Summary: To understand how Nile tilapia responds to bacterial infection at molecular level, a subtractive library was constructed. A total of 31 unique genes were identified from the subtractive library. Nine of the 31 ESTs were significantly induced in Nile tilapia at 6h post infection with A. hydrophila at an injection dose that caused ~20% mortality. Of the nine induced genes, four were also significantly induced in Nile tilapia at 6h post infection with A. hydrophila at an injection dose that caused ~60% mortality. Of the four genes induced by A. hydrophila at both injection doses, three were also significantly induced at 6h post infection with Streptococcus iniae at dose that caused ~70% or ~30% mortality. The ...
Informationen zur Referenz: Atsé, Boua C & K.J. Konan. 2009. Biologie de la reproduction du Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki dans la lagune Ébrié (Côte dIvoire). Cybium. vol. 33 (n. 1): pp 11-19 (crc02513)
The Nile tilapia, a fish commonly found in our marketplace that makes savory dishes, is not only a source of food but may be useful in rthew management of deseases.
As we mentioned above, the diet for a discus should be varied in order to meet all its nutritional requirements.. One of the most favorite foods of discus fish is bloodworms. They are rich in protein, fiber, and fats thus providing the fish necessary nutrients for proper functioning.. The bloodworms can be administered live or frozen. However, we strictly recommend going for the frozen version as live tubifex worms contain the risk of parasites and food poisoning.. White worms are another popular food for the discus. They are full of proteins and even the fussy eaters enjoy them. They also make a good diet for the breeding discus, as they are high in proteins and allow the fish to quickly add size and mass.. The white worms can be easily cultivated at home using a non-transparent plastic container and a layer of peat soil. You can feed the white worms anything from rice flour and bread soaked in water to pasta and scraps of non-citrus fruits and vegetables.. Once you meet all the requirements of ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Osmoregulatory actions of growth hormone and prolactin in an advanced teleost. AU - Sakamoto, Tatsuya. AU - Shepherd, Brian S.. AU - Madsen, Steffen S.. AU - Nishioka, Richard S.. AU - Siharath, Kimmakone. AU - Richman, N. Harold. AU - Bern, Howard A.. AU - Grau, E. Gordon. PY - 1997/4. Y1 - 1997/4. N2 - To date, growth hormone (GH) is known to contribute to seawater adaptation only in salmonid fishes (primitive Euteleostei). Accordingly, the effects of homologous GH and two forms of homologous prolactin (PRL177 and PRL188) on hypoosmoregulatory ability and gill Na+,K+-ATPase activity in a more advanced euryhaline cichlid fish, the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), were examined. Following adaptation of hypophysectomized fish to 25% seawater for 3 weeks, fish were given four injections of hormone or vehicle. They were then exposed to 100% seawater for 12 hr and examined for changes in plasma osmolality. Tilapia GH (0.02 and 0.2 μg/g) significantly improved the ability of ...
Results:. The results indicated that increasing the enzyme concentration produced an increase in the DH and in the reaction rate, while increasing the substrate concentration produced a decrease in both parameters. For this reason, a mathematical model was adjusted for the inhibition of substrate from the exponential kinetic equation d(DH)/dt = a*EXP[-b*(DH)] to explain the behavior of the DH as a function of substrate concentration in this hydrolytic process. The parameters a and b were estimated from a nonlinear regression. Based on these results, the reaction constants were determined as Ks = 456.75 g L-1, K2 = 1.2191 min-1, Kd = 0.2224 min-1, KM = 1.8963 and K3 = 0.1173 L g-1 min-1, which allowed the generation of a good correlation between the predicted and experimental values at the different evaluated operating conditions. This correlation was supported by a low average relative error (ARE) of 3.26%. ...
Therapeutic efficacy study, clinical and ecotoxicological safety of the Fosfomicine antibiotic, administered by oral, for Aeromonas hydrophila and Streptococcus agalactiae treatment in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Scholarships in Brazil Doctorate. Roberto Barbuio. Agronomical Sciences
The frequent bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic ecosystem has raised a concern about their possible ecotoxicological consequences. DNA damage, haematological changes and activities of oxidative stress enzymes in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in response to diclofenac (DCF) exposure were investigated for up to 60 days at the concentrations of 0.17, 0.34 and 0.68mgL−1 in the fis ...
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a common malignant bone cancer. The relatively high density of a persons bone structure means low permeability for drugs, and so finding drugs that can be more effective is important and should not be delayed. MSPs are marine antimicrobial peptides (AMP) and natural compounds extracted from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). MSP-4 is a part of the AMPs series, with the advantage of having a molecular weight of about 2.7-kDa and anticancer effects, although the responsible anticancer mechanism is not very clear. The goal of this study is to determine the workings of the mechanism associated with apoptosis resulting from MSP-4 in osteosarcoma MG63 cells. The study showed that MSP-4 significantly induced apoptosis in MG63 cells, with Western blot indicating that MSP-4 induced this apoptosis through an intrinsic pathway and an extrinsic pathway. Thus, a pretreatment system with a particular inhibitor of Z-IETD-FMK (caspase-8 inhibitor) and Z-LEHD-FMK (caspase-9 inhibitor)
Protein concentrate from the residues left after filleting Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): physical-chemical characterization and sensory acceptance ...
Microscopic investigation sometimes reveals bacterial and/or parasitic infections and in some cases, these infections, like bacterial infections, are secondary.. Sometimes, this syndrome appears when low atmospheric pressure occurs in combination with high humidity, especially for newly imported fish.. COMPLICATION: In some cases, by placing a discus or angel fish from different places of origin in the same row (fish house), or mixing them together in an aquarium makes them sick, especially if one is from Asia and the other is from Europe; for some reason, combining the two places of origin raises the risk for this pest. Fish originating from the same town or province have less or no risk.. This syndrome has not yet been scientifically studied. The symptoms look like an allergic reaction, what with the slimy reaction of the skin and gills that produce excessive mucus. Many of the discus or angel fish are raised in specific, enclosed systems without any contact with other foreign discus or ...
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In order to crack shellfish considerable force must be generated, which is why cichlids that feed on molluscs (e.g. the cichlid ... In Muschick, Moritz (ed.). Convergence and plasticity in the adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes (PhD thesis). University of ... An exception occurs with the parasitic scale-eating cichlid Perissodus microlepis. The jaws of this fish occur in two distinct ... Cichlids that specialise in algae (e.g. Pseudotropheus) tend to have small conical teeth. Species that feed on pods or seeds ...
African cichlids[edit]. African cichlids are known to be some of the most diverse fish and evolved extremely quickly. These ... 2003 tested this by crossing two species of African cichlids with very different mouth morphologies. The cross between ... "Directional selection has shaped the oral jaws of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes" (PDF). Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
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Robert J. Goldstein (1970). Cichlids. New Jersey: T.F.H. Publications. p. 59. Anton Lamboj (2004). The Cichlid Fishes of ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Wolfgang Staeck & Horst Linke (1994). African Cichlid I: Cichlids from West Africa : A ... along with rainbow cichlid and purple cichlid. In the wild, male P. pulcher grow to a maximum length of approximately 12.5 ... ISBN 978-3-923880-89-8. David A. Rubin (1985). "Effect of pH on sex ratio in cichlids and a poeciliid (Teleostei)". Copeia. ...
Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes ... Crenicichla reticulata is a species of cichlid native to South America, where it occurs in the Amazon River of Brazil, Colombia ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Malawi Cichlids Copadichromis geertsi". Greater Chicago Cichlid Association. May 2008 ... This species was named in 1999 by the Dutch ichthyologist and cichlid specialist Ad Konings, in its specific name he honours ... Copadichromis geertsi is a small to medium-sized cichlid, growing to a standard length of 12.8 centimetres (5.0 in), which ... M.K. Oliver PhD (2002). "Copadichromis geertsi". Malawi Cichlids. M. K. Oliver. Retrieved 2 December 2018. ...
Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In: R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater ... Mikrogeophagus is a genus of small cichlids native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. Both species are popular ... These species spawn on flat rocks or leaves and not in caves like fishes from the closely related cichlid genus Apistogramma. ... ram cichlid) http://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/ ...
Konings, Ad (1988). Tanganyika Cichlids. Holland: Verduijn Cichlids & Lake Fish Movies. pp. 199-202. v t e. ... Lamprologus callipterus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it very actively moves about in search of ... These schools roam around, leaving a trail of destruction as they feed on insect larvae, crustaceans, and juvenile cichlids. ... Ota, Kazutaka; Masanori Kohda; Tetsu Sato (4 October 2010). "Unusual allometry for sexual size dimorphism in a cichlid where ...
"Aethiomastacembelus ellipsiferA". African Cichlids. Retrieved 2010-06-07.. ...
... (sometimes called the Seven-stripe Cichlid or Cutter's Cichlid) is a fish species in the cichlid ... doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2005.00987.x. Heijns, W. (1993). "Central American Cichlids". In Konings, A. (ed.). Enjoying Cichlids. ... Heijns, W. (July 2009). "Central American heroine cichlids, a phylogenetic approach". Cichlid News. pp. 14-22. Leibel, W. (1995 ... the Topaz Cichlid, and Amatitlania cutteri (which also sometimes uses the common name "Cutter's Cichlid"). Prior to being ...
The cichlids of Lake Malawi constitute a "species flock" of up to 1000 endemic species. Only seven cichlid species in Lake ... El Paso, TX: Cichlid Press. pp. 8, 325-328. ISBN 978-1-932892-18-5. Konings, Ad (2016). Malawi Cichlids in their natural ... Many of Tanganyika's cichlids live very specialized lifestyles. The giant or emperor cichlid (Boulengerochromis microlepis) is ... Verduyn Cichlids. ISBN 90-800181-6-3. Konings, Ad (2015). Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat, 3rd Edition. ...
Lee, David (27 November 2010). "Brichardi Cichlids". African Rift Lake Cichlids. Brough, Clarice. "Daffodil Cichlid". Animal- ... Like other Lamprologini cichlids, daffodil cichlids are highly variable and are found in all kinds of habitats. They are found ... Mixed parentage is not too uncommon in the daffodil cichlid. Genetic data collected in groups of daffodil cichlids from Lake ... Social status has significant effects on daffodil cichlid behavior. Within a group of breeding and helper cichlids, there ...
Color variation in cichlid fish[edit]. The effects of evolutionary ecology and its consequences can be seen in the case of ... With over 2,000 species, cichlid fishes are very species-rich and capable of complex social interactions.[27] Polychromatism, ... the variation of color patterns within a population, occurs within cichlid fishes due to environmental adaptations and to ... "Functional diversity in the color vision of cichlid fishes". BMC Biology. BMC Biology, BioMed Central. 8: 133. doi:10.1186/ ...
... is a species of haplochromine cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi. It was known only from the holotype collected ... Ad Konings (10 September 1996). "Aulonocara auditor (Trewavas, 1935)". Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 ...
Unlike many mouthbrooding cichlid species, both parents participate in the mouthbrooding. Günther's mouthbrooder is restricted ... Their feeding behaviour is similar to that of some Neotropical cichlid genera such as Geophagus and Satanoperca in that they ... Chromidotilapia guntheri, or Günther's mouthbrooder, is a cichlid from Africa. It was previously considered to consist of two ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Chromidotilapia guntheri guntheri (Sauvage, 1882)". Sam Borstein's Cichlids. Sam ...
"Cyprichromis leptosoma". Cichlid-forum.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Welcome Lake ... "Cyprichromis leptosoma". Cichlid-forum.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link). ... Mark Smith (1998). Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids. Barron's Educational Series. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7641-0615-6. Elieson, Marc. " ... The Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved 24 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Elieson, Marc. " ...
Ochi, Haruki; Satoshi Awata (2009). "Resembling the Juvenile Colour of Host Cichlid Facilitates Access of the Guest Cichlid to ... "Differential Attack by a Cichlid Fish on Resident and Non-resident Fish of Another Cichlid Species". Behaviour. 149 (1): 99-109 ... Greater Chicago Cichlid Association, 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. . "Variabilichromis Moorii." Seriously Fish. N.p., n.d. ... N. mustax is the only other cichlid in V. moorii's habitat which is yellow. Experiments have shown that V. moorii are more ...
... is a genus of small freshwater cichlid fish endemic to South America. The genus is part of the Cichlasomatini tribe ... Boruchowitz, D. E. (2006). Guide to Cichlids. T.F.H. Publications. ISBN 0-7938-0584-8. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. ( ... In the aquarium hobby, the fish is considered a dwarf cichlid along with Apistogramma, Mikrogeophagus, and Dicrossus species. ... Goldeneye cichlid) Nannacara aureocephalus Allgayer, 1983 Nannacara bimaculata C. H. Eigenmann, 1912 Nannacara quadrispinae ...
... , known as the emperor cichlid, is a species of haplochromine Cichlid that is endemic to Lake Malawi in ... The Cichlids Yearbook. 5: 26-36. Data related to Aulonocara nyassae at Wikispecies v t e. ...
... is a tribe of African cichlids, endemic to Lake Tanganyika. The species in this tribe are mouthbrooders. Limnotilapia ... www.cichlidexplorer.com/category/lake-tanganyika-cichlids/tropheini/ v t e. ... Lobochilotes Petrochromis Pseudosimochromis Simochromis Tropheus Smith, Mark (1998). Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids. Barron's ...
... is a species of haplochromine Cichlid it is endemic to Lake Malawi and widespread along the eastern shore ...
Like other cichlids, Bathybates ferox is a mouth-brooder. The eggs, with a diameter of 8.5 mm (0.33 in), are some of the ... The IUCN has assessed it as being a "least-concern species". Bathybates ferox is a fairly deep-bodied cichlid with a silvery ... p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7641-0615-6. "Bathybates ferox". Cichlid-forum.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged ... Mark Smith (1998). Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids. Barron's Educational Series. ...
"Astronotus ocellatus Marble cichlid (Also: Red oscar; Velvet cichlid)". animaldiversity.org. University of Michigan Museum of ... p. 286 Staeck, Wolfgang; Linke, Horst (1995). American Cichlids II: Large Cichlids: A Handbook for Their Identification, Care, ... velvet cichlid, and marble cichlid. In tropical South America, where the species naturally resides, A. ocellatus specimens are ... Like most cichlids, A. ocellatus practices brood care, although the duration of brood care in the wild remains unknown. The ...
... is a species of haplochromine cichlid which is endemic to Lake Malawi, being found in Malawi, Mozambique, ... The Cichlids Yearbook. 5: 26-36. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE ...
Like any cichlid, it is recommended to house red zebra cichlids in rather large tanks with several other African cichlids. One ... Maylandia estherae (the Red Zebra mbuna, Red Zebra Cichlid , or Esther Grant's Zebra) is a haplochromine cichlid. It is a rock ... South American cichlids and African cichlids are often unable to share a community tank in peace (though it is completely ... Like other cichlids, they thrive in waters that are between a pH of 7.5-8.5, hard 150-200 mg/l, and 72-82 degrees F (22-26 ...
... is a species of haplochromine cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi, where they are restricted to the south ... who was one of the first scientists to recognise the diversity of te cichlids in Lake Malawi. Konings, A.; Kazembe, J. & ... The Cichlids Yearbook. 5: 26-36. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE ...
The cichlid pick up the eggs in their mouth as if they were their own. Once the catfish eggs hatch the young eat the cichlid ... Tanganyika cichlids are generally benthic (found at or near the bottom) and/or coastal. No Tanganyika cichlids are truly ... Tanganyika has the largest number of endemic cichlid genera of all African lakes. All Tanganyika cichlids are in the subfamily ... The lake holds at least 250 species of cichlid fish and undescribed species remain. Almost all (98%) of the Tanganyika cichlids ...
... , the Congo lionhead cichlid is a species of riverine cichlid which is widespread in the Congo River, it ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Lamprologus congoensis SCHILTHUIS, 1891". African Cichlids (in Swedish). Ander Persson ...
... is a species of cichlid native to tropical South America, where it is found in the rivers of the ... "Cichlids of the Americas: South American Eartheaters: The Honorary" Eartheaters". FishChannel.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016. ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Goldstein, Robert J. (1973). Cichlids of the world. T.F.H. Publications. p. 158. " ... in Neotropical Cichlid Fishes". PLOS ONE. 9: e89832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089832. PMC 3945966. PMID 24603485.. ...
... , the rusty cichlid, lavender mbuna or lavender cichlid, is a species of cichlid endemic to the Boadzulu ... the rusty cichlid is considered one of the least aggressive among the mbuna cichlids. This quality makes rusty cichlids an ... Rusty cichlids are endemic to Lake Malawi where it is apparently restricted to islands and reefs in the southeastern arm of the ... Rusty cichlids are mouthbrooders. Females hold their fertilized eggs and fry, in their mouth for a few weeks before releasing ...
... butterfly cichlid, Ramirezs dwarf cichlid, dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. The species is a member of the family ... The ram cichlid is popular in the tropical freshwater community aquarium. While most cichlids are not well suited for a ... Linke H, Staeck L (1994) American cichlids I: Dwarf Cichlids. A handbook for their identification, care and breeding. Tetra ... Parental ram cichlids have been observed to fan water over their eggs, which hatch in 40 hours at 29 °C (84 °F). The larvae are ...
Firemouth cichlid on FishBase Staeck, W., and H. Linke. (1995) American Cichlids II: Large Cichlids (revised edition in English ... The firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a species of cichlid fish native to Central America. They occur in rivers of the ... Like most cichlids, brood care is highly developed; this species is an egg-layer. Firemouth cichlids form monogamous pairs and ... Firemouth cichlids are omnivorous and opportunistic in their feeding strategies. Their ability to protrude their jaw 6% ...
... Rift lake cichlids have a rather complex behavior, primarily expressed through color and movement. Although ... Rift lake cichlids express timidness and dominance through color. A pale fish is a stressed or timid fish, whereas a very dark ... Most cichlids come to recognize who feeds them and often refuse to come out when unfamiliar people approach the tank. My 155 ... Most cichlid movements are either threats or flirting. Telling the difference between the two is fairly difficult. Shimmying or ...
Trying to cash in on the current trend in punk rock, disco label TK records signed The Cichlids, but sadly enough, internal ... Formed in early 1979, The Cichlids were composed of Debbie DeNeese on vocals and guitar, Bobby Tak on drums and vocals, Allan ... www.bsnpubs.com/florida/bold/bold.html The Cichlids on Myspace Tourists Are Pink Video Search and Destroy Video Ubangi Stomp/ ... The Cichlids made their debut in 1979 and became an overnight local sensation. ...
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  • Cichlids /ˈsɪklɪdz/ are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Cichliformes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tropical Fish Hobbyist, USA Coleman RM, Galvani AP (1998) Egg Size Determines Offspring Size in Neotropical Cichlid Fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) Copeia 1:209-213. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conservative estimates are that across the Cichlidae family, 43 cichlids are extinct, five are extinct in the wild, 37 species are critically endangered, 11 species are endangered, 34 species are vulnerable, and one species is at low risk. (eol.org)
  • A web site dedicated to collaboration between scientists and hobbyists interested in cichlid fishes (family Cichlidae), featuring extensive information about cichlids, plus the online science experiment known as the Cichlid Egg Project. (fishlinkcentral.com)
  • Crenicichla rosemariae , a new species of pike cichlid (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the upper Rio Xingu drainage, Brazil. (oocities.org)
  • Crenicichla hemera (Teleostei: Cichlidae), a new cichlid species from the Rio Aripuana drainage, Mato Grosso, Brazil. (oocities.org)
  • A new species of Crenicichla (Teleostei:Cichlidae) from the Rio Tapaj s, Brasil, with comments on interrelationships of small crenicichline cichlids. (oocities.org)
  • Crenicichla phaiospilus and C. percna, two new species of pike cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Rio Xingu, Brazil. (oocities.org)
  • The Fishes of the Cichlid Genus Crenicichla in French Guiana (Pisces, Perciformes, Cichlidae). (oocities.org)
  • Cichlids (Cichlidae) are a group of small to medium-sized fish that are ubiquitous in freshwater habitats in the tropics. (evolutionnews.org)
  • African Cichlids differ widely in their behaviour and maintenance requirements and encompass every reproductive method known to occur in the Family Cichlidae. (qbd.com.au)
  • The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association - GCCA - is a not-for-profit, educational organization, chartered in the state of Illinois, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to the biology of the fishes in the family Cichlidae, with particular emphasis on maintenance and breeding in captivity. (gcca.net)
  • Fish information on habitats and keeping African cichlid tanks for Lake Victoria Cichlids, Mbipi rock-dwelling cichlids, East and West African Cichlids, and African Dwarf Cichlids. (animal-world.com)
  • The ram cichlid, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the Orinoco River basin, in the savannahs of Venezuela and Colombia in South America. (wikipedia.org)
  • The species has been examined in studies on fish behaviour and is a popular aquarium fish, traded under a variety of common names, including ram, blue ram, German blue ram, Asian ram, butterfly cichlid, Ramirez's dwarf cichlid, dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wild ram cichlids are often more colorful than the tank-bred fish, which suffer from poor breeding and also being injected with hormones for more color, although this makes as many as one in four males infertile. (wikipedia.org)
  • List of freshwater aquarium fish species Myers GS, Harry RR (1948) The Ramirezi dwarf cichlid identified. (wikipedia.org)
  • The firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a species of cichlid fish native to Central America. (wikipedia.org)
  • As fish with a tropical distribution, firemouth cichlids live in warm water with a temperature range of 23-30 °C (75-86 °F). The common name, firemouth, is derived from the bright orange-red colouration on the underside of the jaw. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jewel cichlids are omnivorous and will eat both live foods and fish flakes. (eol.org)
  • They will complement your Firemouth Cichlid in a rich underwater environment that everyone will enjoy - including your fish! (bellaonline.com)
  • This fascinating fish is actually one of the most aggressive cichlids - so beware - because, although they may be smaller than other fish, they can successfully attack a fish much bigger than themselves. (bellaonline.com)
  • Hundreds of cichlid species reside in Lake Malawi, and each species has a very specific diet as either algae scrapers, fish eaters, or insectivores. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • Lake Malawi Cichlids are the most colorful of all freshwater fish. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • Because cichlids are territorial, provide enough furniture that each fish can establish its own turf. (petsmart.com)
  • Articles and links exclusively dedicated to Neotropical tanks and fish, especially cichlids. (fishlinkcentral.com)
  • Fish information and habitats for Dwarf Cichlid aquariums, includes types of cichlids like the Ram Cichlids, Kribensis and more. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish information and habitats for large Cichlid aquariums, types of cichlids like the Parrot Cichlid, Firemouth cichlid, Green Terror, Oscar, Texas Cichlid and more. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish information on the Lake Malawi Cichlids known as the "Haps", Haplochromis group habitats and cichlids tanks for free-swimming types of cichlids, including the Utaka. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish information on Peacock Cichlids, Aulonocara types of cichlids from Lake Malawi, their habitats and keeping African cichlids tanks. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish Information for South American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids, and Dwarf Cichlids including cichlid care, cichlid breeding, and fish diseases for South American cichlid aquariums. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish information on the types of cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, Tropheus Cichlids, Frontosa, Goby Cichlids, Shelldwellers and more, habitats and cichlids tanks for Tanganyika Cichlids. (animal-world.com)
  • Fish information on the Mbuna Cichlids, habitats, and cichlids tanks for these rock-dwelling types of cichlids. (animal-world.com)
  • The hundreds of cichlid fish species in Lake Malawi constitute the most extensive recent vertebrate adaptive radiation. (nature.com)
  • Cichlids, feeding fish -02/20/08 Hello I am new to keeping cichlids, I recently bought a convict about 1 and a half inches long and on the second day I fed her floating cichlid pellets and she would not eat. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • In this study, we examined retinal plasticity in five species of cichlid fish from Lake Malawi. (nih.gov)
  • R. C. Francis, "Temperament in a fish: a longitudinal study of the development of individual differences in aggression and social rank in the midas cichlid," Ethology , vol. 86, pp. 311-325, 1990. (hindawi.com)
  • The fish eye view: are cichlids conspicuous? (biologists.org)
  • The bold colors of all the Cichlid Mixes encourage the vibrant, natural coloration of your fish. (aquariumsupplies.ca)
  • A new Center for Behavioral Neuroscience study has determined that social stress adversely affects digestive function in subordinate cichlid fish. (eurekalert.org)
  • In the study of Central American convict cichlid fish, CBN scientists Ryan L. Earley, Ph.D. and Matthew Grober, Ph.D. of Georgia State University, and Lawrence Blumer, Ph.D. of Morehouse College, compared bile retention and gall bladder size in dominant and subordinate males that had eaten equal amounts of food. (eurekalert.org)
  • Multiple interacting loci control sex determination in lake Malawi cichlid fish. (nih.gov)
  • Here, we describe the inheritance of sex in 19 fish species from the rapidly evolving flock of cichlids in Lake Malawi, Africa. (nih.gov)
  • These results are consistent with the idea that genetic conflicts play an important role in the evolution of these species flocks and suggest that evolution of sex-determining mechanisms has contributed to the radiation of cichlid fish in East Africa. (nih.gov)
  • Enquist M, Leimar O, Ljungberg T, Mallner Y, Segerdahl N (1990) A test of the sequential assessment game: fighting in the cichlid fish Nannacara anomala . (springer.com)
  • Cichlid fish are a top biological model for the study of diversification because of their unique ability to adapt to a wide range of lake and river environments. (icr.org)
  • 2018. Agouti-related peptide 2 facilitates convergent evolution of stripe patterns across cichlid fish radiations. (icr.org)
  • Often cichlids attack what they can *see*, and if you create hiding places, the other fish are left alone. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • Highly respected and experienced aquarist, Pam has visited cichlid habitats around the world, and bred in her's and her husband Gary fish house hundreds of cichlid species. (cichlidae.com)
  • Some fish, such as the African cichlids, also have highly diverse populations and species with easily recognized and often quite dramatic morphological differences-and we can explore how those differences are generated by genetic and molecular differences in development. (freethoughtblogs.com)
  • Depending on the species, cichlids may scrape algae from rocks, feed on plankton, crack open snail shells, forage for insect larvae, or prey on other fish, including their eggs or scales. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • The particular genetic diversity and adaptive capacity of Lake Victoria's cichlids is demonstrated by the fact that more than 40 other fish species which colonised the lake at the same time have barely changed since then. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • I have a number of west african Cichlids for sale, a missorder has left me with some pairs available and some spare fish. (aquarist-classifieds.co.uk)
  • HELLO, Ive had these fish for a few years now and have decided is time for a change of of set up and revert to African Cichlids. (aquarist-classifieds.co.uk)
  • Studying the color markings of cichlid fish, Swiss scientists were now able to show what triggered these evolutionary innovations, namely: a mobile genetic element in the regulatory region of a color gene. (phys.org)
  • The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish, Nature 513: 375-381. (phys.org)
  • Cichlids are popular choices as pet fish because of their unique shape and coloring. (petstore.com)
  • Great for all types of cichlids and larger tropical fish. (petstore.com)
  • I have 2 Electric Yellow Cichlids in my tank with many other peaceful community fish. (liveaquaria.com)
  • I would recommend this fish to any one who is starting a cichlid tank. (liveaquaria.com)
  • I highly recommend this fish to anyone that is interested in Cichlids. (liveaquaria.com)
  • But please note, I do not consider myself a fish-keeping expert in any regard, but just an avid hobbyist who loves cichlids. (gcca.net)
  • 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. (gcca.net)
  • Further, being approximately 113 ± 11 Myr diverged from medaka ( Oryzias latipes ) [ 12 ]-a model fish species with a fully sequenced and well-annotated genome-means that even in advance of whole genome sequencing for a cichlid species, there has been a flurry of genomic and transcriptomic research. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Cichlids comprise a large family of fish, primarily living in freshwater habitats. (evolutionnews.org)
  • In his recent book, Darwin Devolves , Michael Behe has a lot to say about cichlid fish and polar bears. (evolutionnews.org)
  • He points to polar bears and cichlid fish as attainable varieties by Darwin's mechanism. (evolutionnews.org)
  • Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) Convict cichlid fish skin cells (Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum, formerly known as Archocentrus nigrofasciatum). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) fresh water convict cichlid (Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum) fish gills. (sciencephoto.com)
  • This kind of fish is also known as Zebra Cichlids to aquarium enthusiasts. (howtodothings.com)
  • Breeding Convict Cichlids is not as hard as taking care of other species of tropical fish. (howtodothings.com)
  • Avoid buying Convict Cichlids that have bloated stomachs as this is a clear sign the fish is in distress and experiencing constipation. (howtodothings.com)
  • A group of cichlid fish (Neolamprologus caudopunctatus) in Lake Tanganyika, 7 metres deep. (phys.org)
  • The researchers are investigating a small cichlid fish that lives in Lake Tanganyika in southern Africa . (phys.org)
  • This was realized by sequencing and comparing the entire genomes of a total of 5 species of cichlid fish that live in the 3 great lakes and their surrounding rivers. (titech.ac.jp)
  • Specifically, compared to ancestor species living in the rivers, the genomes of the cichlid fish that live in the 3 great lakes had remarkable gene duplication (3) , coding sequence diversification in the gene coding region (4) , and genetic expression divergence associated with transposable element (5) insertions. (titech.ac.jp)
  • The adaptive radiation of African cichlid fish. (titech.ac.jp)
  • Ted is an expert in West African cichlids and he has visited Africa to collect these interesting fish twice. (gcca.net)
  • Ted keeps a variety of fish including, of course, lots of West African cichlids, but he also had a very nice selection of livebearers, too. (gcca.net)
  • He keeps a variety of fish and inverts including livebearers, cichlids, bettas, shrimp and snails. (gcca.net)
  • Cichlid fish are among the most spectacular examples of rapid speciation and adaptive radiation, which makes them an excellent model system for the study of mechanisms of speciation and evolution. (europa.eu)
  • What happens if such a territorial cichlid fish is castrated? (thefreedictionary.com)
  • I swim above cichlid fish with the iridescence of peacock feathers - the lake contains more freshwater fish species than America and Europe combined - and kayak into coves as fish eagles throw back their heads and cry from the cliffs above. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The subjects were aggressive male cichlid fish , which often pick fights with others of their species. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The park was established to protect the cichlid fish unique to the area. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Recent studies, such as those on cichlid fish , (2) have shed new light on the numerous patterns and mechanisms for rapid speciation and adaptive radiation. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • This park, now a World Heritage Site, was established to protect the cichlid fish of the area. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Putting aside efforts to cure real diseases, like cancer or AIDS, researchers from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim's Department of Wasting Time and Money, in Germany, launched 60 baby cichlid fish into space in an effort to decode the causes of motion sickness, Reuters reports. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Bug Bites Cichlid from Fluval provides the latest research into fish nutrition to provide an optimum natural food source, sustainably bred and raised on human grade food, ensuring the very best in nutrition is passed through to your fish, providing for their active lifestyles and high growth. (swelluk.com)
  • I was so excited about my newfound jewel that I began to collect more and more cichlids, until very few types of other fish caught my attention as much as the cichlids did. (tfhmagazine.com)
  • As an example of the classification problems, Kullander placed the African genus Heterochromis phylogenetically within Neotropical cichlids, although later papers[citation needed] concluded otherwise. (wikipedia.org)
  • We investigated the feeding behavior of extreme (here defined as greater than 30% head length) and modest jaw-protruding Neotropical cichlids by comparing feeding kinematics, cranial morphology, and feeding performance. (nih.gov)
  • To analyse genomic diversity and selection in a Neotropical radiation, we conducted a comparative transcriptomic analysis between sympatric, ecologically divergent crater-lake Midas cichlids (Lake Xiloá Amphilophus amarillo and Amphilophus sagittae ). (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Although more population-level studies are now needed to thoroughly document patterns of divergence during speciation of cichlids, available information so far suggests that adaptive phenotypic diversification in Neotropical and African cichlids may be evolving through non-parallel genetic bases. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Second, to address the dearth of information on Neotropical cichlid adaptive radiations, we present a new study on the transcriptome divergence of two young, sympatric Nicaraguan crater-lake cichlid species. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Moulded by selective pressures of living in similar habitats or employing similar foraging preferences [ 14 , 15 ], African and Neotropical cichlid fishes have independently evolved parallel ecomorphs within and across their respective radiations [ 15 , 16 ], including elongate limnetic or predatory types, large jawed snail-crushing morphs, small-mouthed algae scrapers and thin-headed, thick-lipped crustacean suckers. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Neotropical cichlids are less species rich, but often offer better and simpler scenarios to study very recent speciation events. (europa.eu)
  • La región Neotropical exhibe la mayor diversidad de peces en todo el mundo. (scielo.sa.cr)
  • The ram cichlid is named after Manuel Ramirez, an early collector and importer of the species for the aquarium trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ram cichlid is popular in the tropical freshwater community aquarium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Cichlid Aquarium. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hemichromis is a genus of fishes from the cichlid family, known in the aquarium trade as jewel cichlids . (eol.org)
  • The cichlid aquarium can be found inside the Animals of the Savanna building. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • The minimum size of your aquarium depends on how many cichlids you have and how big they will be as adults. (petsmart.com)
  • Some cichlids are huge and many outsize species make great pets as they respond to their owner and show great interest in what activities are taking place outside their aquarium. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • Breeding cichlids in your aquarium is one of the most interesting aspects of the hobby. (cichlid-forum.com)
  • If you have cichlids in your aquarium and you want to keep their coloring always at its best, better feed them the Hikari Cichlid Gold Sinking Mini pellets Pet Store . (petstore.com)
  • cichlids Wallpaper, wallpaper of african cichlids in an aquarium fresh water with plants and drift wook with some tetras inside too, there is also some sand, very natural looking and setting. (wallpaperama.com)
  • It injects an irresistible splash of bold color to the cichlid aquarium. (liveaquaria.com)
  • The Omega One African Cichlid Flake offers the appropriate mix for high attractibility that will result in a "feeding frenzy" in you aquarium. (aquacave.com)
  • Convict Cichlids are lovely aquarium pets. (howtodothings.com)
  • Check out the cichlid mansion range from Aquarium + Reptile Rocks Inc if you want something extraordinary. (petfish.net)
  • Having healthy cichlids means plenty of bright aquatic action in your aquarium. (interzoo.com)
  • Cichlids have the largest number of endangered species among vertebrate families, most in the haplochromine group. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here we provide an overview of and insights into the genomic signatures of the haplochromine cichlid radiation of Lake Malawi. (nature.com)
  • The anal fin of the haplochromine cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni is shown bearing the characteristic egg-spots. (phys.org)
  • Haplochromine cichlids of one of the two lineages that seeded the Lake Victoria radiation recently arrived in Lake Chala, a lake perfectly suited for within-lake cichlid speciation. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Given these close genetic affinities, most of the genomic resources developed for A. burtoni will also be applicable to the large haplochromine cichlid species flocks from lakes Victoria and Malawi. (genetics.org)
  • Initial genome assemblies of cichlids from East Africa suggest that an increased rate of gene duplication, together with accelerated evolution of some regulatory elements and protein coding genes, may have contributed to the radiations 11 . (nature.com)
  • According to researchers at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich , "Cichlid diversification in East Africa has become a central paradigm in evolutionary biology. (evolutionnews.org)
  • THE adaptive radiations of cichlid fishes of East Africa are well-known examples for rapid diversification and explosive speciation. (genetics.org)
  • Studying the diversity of these cichlids is important to understanding the science of speciation: the evolution of new species. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • The cichlids of Africa's Great Lakes provide a remarkable example of rapid speciation. (biologists.org)
  • In part because of their relevance for basic evolutionary biology and speciation research, as well as the economic importance of tilapia, cichlid fishes are the focus of a multi-species genome sequencing effort [ 6 ]. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Speciation in cichlid fishes involved extremely high levels of morphological divergence, primarily related to ecologically relevant variation in body shape and size, and the trophic apparatus [ 13 ]. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Interesting candidate genes for cichlid speciation were mapped using SNP markers. (genetics.org)
  • Other problems center upon the identity of the putative common ancestor for the Lake Victoria superflock (many closely related species sharing a single habitat), and the ancestral lineages of Lake Tanganyikan cichlids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Broods of the Lake Victoria cichlid Haplochromis ishmaeli raised under hypoxic and normoxic conditions, showed striking differences in isohemoglobin (isoHb) pattern not observed in two other cichlids that do not belong to the Lake Victoria species flock (Rutjes et al . (biologists.org)
  • Scientists have solved the puzzle of the rapid evolution rate among cichlids in Lake Victoria. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • No less than 500 new species of African cichlids evolved in Lake Victoria over the past 15,000 years - a record in the animal and plant world. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • Here, we study visual adaptation in sympatric Pundamilia cichlids from southeastern Lake Victoria. (rug.nl)
  • The earliest known cichlid fossils were collected in South America, dating back to the Eocene (57 to 37 million years ago), and in Africa, dating back to the Oligocene (33.7 to 23.8 million years ago). (eol.org)
  • Jewel cichlids are native to Africa . (eol.org)
  • hi all my name is dean and i`m looking for a website or a contact, so i can get wild caught malawi cichlids direct from africa. (africaguide.com)
  • The groups of fishes commonly referred to as Cichlids, comprise a vast group of, generally larger and more aggressive fishes from Africa and South and Central America with a few species being found in Asia. (petfish.net)
  • Bumphead cichlid, found only in Lake Tanganyika, Africa. (oceanlight.com)
  • The iconic adaptive radiations of cichlid fishes have led to incredible diversity of form, including some species with an exaggerated snout. (pnas.org)
  • We sequenced ultraconserved elements to generate a phylogenomic tree of the Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi cichlid radiations. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Our combination of phylogenomic and kinematic data reveals a strong association between biting modes of feeding and reduced jaw kinesis, suggesting that the contrasting demands of biting and suction feeding have strongly influenced cranial evolution in both cichlid radiations. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Several radiations, including the cichlid fishes in the East African Great Lakes, have been studied extensively, yet no study has investigated the onset of the intraspecific processes of niche expansion and differentiation shortly after colonization of an adaptive zone by cichlids. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Particularly in the species of cichlids in lakes Victoria and Malawi, adaptive radiations are very young and genetically extremely similar. (genetics.org)
  • C. ocellaris is a large, piscivorous cichlid that is native to large areas of tropical South America. (cabi.org)
  • They also suggest that sensory plasticity may have facilitated the ecological diversification of cichlids in Lake Malawi. (nih.gov)
  • Cichlid fishes are spectacularly species-rich and phenotypically diverse in morphology, behaviour and coloration, and therefore have become a 'non-model' model system for studying genomic diversification by natural and sexual selection [ 1 - 3 ]. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • In addition, our results suggest that hybridization may have played an important role in the diversification of Lake Malawi cichlids through creating new phenotypic variation. (unt.edu)
  • The observed redundant patterns in the evolutionary diversification of cichlid fishes support the view that the three large East African lakes are a natural experiment of evolution, in which this parallel evolution might ultimately help to better understand the processes that led to the repeatedly evolved patterns of diversification. (genetics.org)
  • Genome sequencing and other technologies transformed cichlid taxonomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study involved sequencing over three million sites in the genome of 100 cichlid species - a task which until recently would not have been feasible. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • The scientists came to this conclusion after having induced the cichlids' genome segment containing the mobile element into zebrafish embryos. (phys.org)
  • Cichlids have a moderately sized genome (approx. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • To facilitate efficient genome scans and comparisons of cichlid genomes, we constructed a medium-density genetic linkage map of microsatellite markers of Astatotilapia burtoni . (genetics.org)
  • Cichlids are particularly well known for having evolved rapidly into many closely related but morphologically diverse species within large lakes, particularly Lakes Tanganyika, Victoria, Malawi, and Edward. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seneca Park Zoo is home to multiple species of Lake Malawi cichlids. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • These cichlids are endemic to Lake Malawi, which runs through areas of Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi. (senecaparkzoo.org)
  • Can anyone help me find a contact on Lake malawi who can export Wild caught African Cichlids to Canada. (africaguide.com)
  • I am looking to get in touch with one or more for importing wild caught Malawi Cichlids as well. (africaguide.com)
  • hi all, my names ricky,i own a shop in the uk and am trying to find an exporter of wild caught malawi cichlids to the uk. (africaguide.com)
  • Both forces probably shape colouration in the speciose, rock-dwelling cichlids of Lake Malawi. (biologists.org)
  • All Malawi cichlids are maternal mouthbrooders. (biologists.org)
  • Summary of the diverse sex determining systems found in Lake Malawi cichlids. (nih.gov)
  • 2018. Genetic and developmental origins of a unique foraging adaptation in a Lake Malawi cichlid genus. (icr.org)
  • 2005. Mix and match color vision: tuning spectral sensitivity by differential opsin gene expression in Lake Malawi cichlids. (icr.org)
  • Seeems most if not all malawi cichlids can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. (badmanstropicalfish.com)
  • Rarely seen in the hobby, Petrotilapia nigra is a cichlid that has only been found in four isolated locations of southern Lake Malawi. (cichlid-forum.com)
  • One aspect of this variation is a conspicuous, exaggerated snout that has evolved in a single Malawi cichlid lineage and is associated with foraging specialization and increased ecological success. (pnas.org)
  • Considered a newer species and referred to commercially as Labidochromis tanganicae , this cichlid lives in the waters of Lake Malawi between the islands of Charo and Mbowe. (liveaquaria.com)
  • The Electric Yellow African Cichlid is a little less aggressive than other types of Malawi Cichlids and also tends to grow a little slower. (liveaquaria.com)
  • This article investigates the contributions of genetic and plastic components for differences in body shape in two species of Lake Malawi cichlids using wild-caught specimens and a common garden experiment. (unt.edu)
  • Here, we investigated the contributions of both for differences in body shape in two species of Lake Malawi cichlids using wild-caught specimens and a common garden experiment. (unt.edu)
  • Floating cichlid pellets aren't a terribly good staple diet anyway because they tend to cause constipation if used alone. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • These pellets have color enhancers that are made to bring out the vibrant beauty of cichlids. (petstore.com)
  • The Hikari Cichlid Gold Sinking Mini pellets are also great sources of protein, vitamin C and other nutrients and vitamins cichlids need to be healthy and strong. (petstore.com)
  • All in all, these pellets improve your cichlids' daily life. (petstore.com)
  • These pellets are not exclusive to cichlids . (petstore.com)
  • Notify me when "Cichlid Pellets 3mm [250g]" is re-stocked. (aquariumsupplies.ca)
  • Wardley Premium Cichlid Floating Pellets (Medium) provide a balanced diet for growth, superior coloration and survival of both herbivorous and carnivorous cichlids. (petmountain.com)
  • As a group, cichlids exhibit a similar diversity of body shapes, ranging from strongly laterally compressed species (such as Altolamprologus, Pterophyllum, and Symphysodon) to species that are cylindrical and highly elongated (such as Julidochromis, Teleogramma, Teleocichla, Crenicichla, and Gobiocichla). (wikipedia.org)
  • 2020. Movement of transposable elements contributes to cichlid diversity. (icr.org)
  • Cichlid fishes display remarkable diversity in craniofacial anatomy, including several novelties. (pnas.org)
  • We address the diversity of two species groups of the cichlid genus Gymnogeophagus in the Middle Paraná basin using molecular phylogeography and traditional morphological characters and conclude that they are composed of a higher diversity of endemic species than previously thought. (springer.com)
  • This book is an update of all the knowledge that they have accumulated during their forays in the Grande Ile, in which the diversity of cichlids was found to be much higher than previously believed. (nhbs.com)
  • We address this issue in a lineage of ray-finned fishes that is well known for its ecological and functional diversity-African rift lake cichlids. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Such is the diversity of species, breeding habits and feeding that it becomes necessary to set up different groups of Cichlids in different tanks. (petfish.net)
  • The hotspots of cichlid diversity are the large East African lakes, which contain hundreds of endemic species. (europa.eu)
  • Cichlids provide the best opportunity to examine the evolution of parental care in fishes, as they show quite a bit of diversity in caring for their offspring. (tfhmagazine.com)
  • Some of these include African Cichlids, American Cichlids, Dwarf Cichlids or Discus. (petfish.net)
  • We further demonstrate that the endemism in Gymnogeophagus shows a high degree of biogeographical congruence with other sympatric cichlid genera. (springer.com)
  • This novelty is mechanically integrated with the upper jaw, appears to be under directional selection, and is found in one of the most ecologically successful cichlid lineages. (pnas.org)
  • The Middle Paraná basin has up to 27 globaly endemic species of cichlid fishes in three genera and 21 of these species are endemics of single tributaries of the Middle Paraná. (springer.com)
  • The first group, the so-called five-spotted cichlids (including H. elongatus , H. faciatus and H. frempongi ), would remain in the genus Hemichromis , while the rest, the true jewel cichlids, would be moved to their own genus. (eol.org)
  • [6] A comprehensive study of the genus also points to the existence of two undescribed species of jewel cichlids in the Guinea region . (eol.org)
  • One particularly important example of this is the Amazonian cichlid genus Cichla , the species of which are collectively known in Brazil as tucunaré. (scielo.br)
  • What do I put in my South and Central American Cichlids tank? (petsmart.com)
  • My 6 year old Red Parrot Cichlid, for the second time in two years, has become egg bound and/or constipated. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • The Electric Yellow Cichlid is set apart from other African Cichlids by its striking electric yellow coloration. (liveaquaria.com)
  • Rift lake cichlids have a rather complex behavior, primarily expressed through color and movement. (mit.edu)
  • Descendants of the genetically diverse hybrid population colonised the lake and, within the evolutionarily short period of several thousand years, diverged to form around 500 new (endemic) cichlid species, with a wide variety of ecological specialisations. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • The Tiger Oscar is a Cichlid who is silver-blue with dark tiger stripes and a splash of tiger-orange coloring when they mature. (bellaonline.com)
  • While most cichlids are not well suited for a community tank, if a male and female pair of this specific type are placed in a community tank, they generally will do well. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most cichlids come to recognize who feeds them and often refuse to come out when unfamiliar people approach the tank. (mit.edu)
  • Jewel cichlids are neither suited to beginners, nor the usual community tank. (eol.org)
  • Cichlids of 6 inches (15 cm) or less need at least a 20-gallon tank. (petsmart.com)
  • Cichlids up to 8 inches (20 cm) long need at least a 29-gallon tank. (petsmart.com)
  • If you plan to have multiple cichlids, follow this formula to determine whether the tank should be even larger. (petsmart.com)
  • Cichlids also like to hide, so put several cave structures in the tank. (petsmart.com)
  • tank and was wonder if i could get cichlids. (fishlore.com)
  • tank is not big enough for most cichlids, but it would be a good size for some of the shell dweller species. (fishlore.com)
  • When I kept half a dozen of them, I did so in a 200 gallon tank with a similar number of Firemouths, a Jaguar cichlid, and a Red Devil. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • I've just had my water tested, my numbers are good, her only tank mates are a Tropheus and a Peacock cichlid, and they've all been together for years. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • When I got to the Gourami/Cichlid tank, I noticed a scattering of white-clear balls, each about the size of a ballpoint pen tip. (wetwebmedia.com)
  • tank of various African Cichlids. (badmanstropicalfish.com)
  • I just added one Electric Yellow African Cichlid to my tank and love it. (liveaquaria.com)
  • However the Electric Yellow African Cichlid tank I set up is by far the most enjoyable ever. (liveaquaria.com)
  • Setting up your tank system in preparation for breeding Convict Cichlids is the first step. (howtodothings.com)
  • Once the Convict Cichlids are inside the tank, make sure that the water temperature does not exceed 82 degrees Fahrenheit. (howtodothings.com)
  • Always try to choose a tank with the largest possible surface area and volume as most cichlids grow quite large. (petfish.net)
  • The closest living relative of cichlids is probably the convict blenny, and both families are classified in the 5th edition of Fishes of the World as the two families in the Cichliformes, part of the subseries Ovalentaria. (wikipedia.org)
  • That said, I primarily use flake for fry and juvenile cichlids and for my livebearers. (gcca.net)
  • These striking phenotypic similarities among cichlid fishes from different species flocks that have evolved in parallel make the study of the underlying genetic architecture of cichlids particularly interesting. (genetics.org)
  • The midas cichlid (pronounced "sic-lid") is found nowhere else in the world. (tnaqua.org)
  • It looks almost identical to the red devil cichlid, but the midas cichlid is a totally different species. (tnaqua.org)
  • The midas cichlid exhibits sexual dimorphism whereas most other members of the family do not. (tnaqua.org)
  • 1995) American Cichlids II: Large Cichlids (revised edition in English). (wikipedia.org)
  • Firemouth cichlid on FishBase Staeck, W., and H. Linke. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are a significant number of predatory cichlids which search out brooding females and ram into them, forcing them to release the eggs or fry ( Barlow, 2000 ). (biologists.org)
  • Even my large, predatory cichlids will eat the veggie food. (gcca.net)
  • These findings have important implications for understanding the genetic regulation of opsin expression and raise many interesting questions about how the cichlid visual system develops. (nih.gov)
  • Experiments with one cichlid, Archocentrus centrarchus , have revealed that recorded sounds (produced during aggressive displays) evoked an aggressive response. (eol.org)
  • The firemouth is one of the more passive Cichlids as Cichlids go, so if mixing them with other Cichlids, you should introduce the least aggressive ones first and the next least aggressive next, and so on. (bellaonline.com)
  • cichlids are aggressive and unpredictable by nature. (fishlore.com)
  • Bug Bites Cichlid Formula is designed to provide for the often active and aggressive lifestyle of Cichlids, as well as their high growth rate. (swelluk.com)
  • Our study provided evidence for differences in the anatomy of fin elongation and suggested gene regulatory divergence between the two cichlid species. (diva-portal.org)
  • My next cichlid was an Apistogramma agassizii, which I still have today. (tfhmagazine.com)
  • However, a few traits in cichlids lend themselves to genetic study because they are associated with a fewer number of genes with larger effects. (icr.org)
  • In this new study, the researchers made crosses between cichlids with markedly differently traits and then analyzed the progeny for genetic differences. (icr.org)
  • A team of Basel researchers jointly lead by Prof. Walter Salzburger from the Department of Zoology and Prof. Markus Affolter from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel now clarified the genetic and developmental origins of an evolutionary innovation in African cichlids. (phys.org)
  • First, we review recent advances in understanding adaptive radiation in cichlid fishes using genetic, genomic and transcriptomic approaches. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • This rapid evolution was facilitated by earlier hybridisation between two distantly related cichlid species from the Upper Nile and Congo drainage systems, scientists have discovered. (practicalfishkeeping.co.uk)
  • It was known that cichlids were a biologically important group, being a good example of large-scale adaptive radiation and parallel evolution, but there had been no elucidation at the molecular level. (titech.ac.jp)
  • Cichlids were traditionally classed in a suborder, the Labroidei, along with the wrasses (Labridae), in the order Perciformes, but molecular studies have contradicted this grouping. (wikipedia.org)
  • This site contains all about African and American cichlids. (fishlinkcentral.com)
  • Hello, I am very interested in maybe doing some importing of African Cichlids, however, I cannot find any exporters on the internet. (africaguide.com)
  • African cichlid fry posted by Northerly i have a batch of 20 maingano fry at the moment. (aquaticcommunity.com)
  • CaribSea's African Cichlid substrates can help recreate a variety of environments. (aquariumsupplies.ca)
  • CaribSea ECO-COMPLETE™ CICHLID Maintains the high pH that African Cichlids need while helping to resist pH drops associated with Cichlid systems. (aquariumsupplies.ca)
  • Maintains the high pH African Cichlids need without the constant addition of chemicals. (aquariumsupplies.ca)
  • Here, we test whether loser effects or individual memory mediate contest behaviour in the African cichlid, Julidochromis transcriptus . (springer.com)
  • Glow lights x9 Flame tetras x5 Lemon tetras x10 Tetra are all 1.50 each or ten for 12 I will sell tetras at all for 28 I also have a number of west african Cichlids for sale, a missorder has left me with some pairs available and some sp. (aquarist-classifieds.co.uk)
  • African cichlids Newham. (aquarist-classifieds.co.uk)
  • Clearing out the last of my equipment and it's all the big stuff I used for breeding African cichlids. (aquarist-classifieds.co.uk)
  • Is this common for an African Cichlid community setup? (badmanstropicalfish.com)
  • The Electric Yellow African Cichlid is also known as the Yellow Lab or Electric Yellow Lab. (liveaquaria.com)
  • A peaceful and shy cichlid compared to other African Cichlids, the Electric Yellow still displays distinct social and territorial behaviors. (liveaquaria.com)
  • Use for African cichlids and many types of tropical herbivores. (liveaquaria.com)
  • Research conducted so far has focused almost exclusively on African cichlids. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • 1). None of these ESTs were found to be under selection in African cichlids. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Of 11 candidate genes for ecomorphological differentiation in African cichlids, none showed signs of selection between A. amarillo and A. sagittae . (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • To date, this research has primarily been focused on African cichlids. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • The opportunistic feeding habits of the African Cichlid require a broad scope of both seafood proteins and vegetable matter. (aquacave.com)
  • The A. burtoni linkage map was compared to the other two available maps for cichlids using shared markers that showed conservation and synteny among East African cichlid genomes. (genetics.org)
  • Researchers have gained a good understanding of the evolutionary biology of cichlids from this discovery. (eol.org)
  • The ability to produce fertile interspecific crosses among some of these species of cichlids ( C rapon de C aprona and F ritzsch 1984 ) and the general popularity of captive breeding support the establishment of cichlid fishes as a model system in comparative evolutionary genomic research. (genetics.org)
  • Awata S, Kohda M (2004) Parental roles and the amount of care in a bi-parental substrate brooding cichlid: the effect of size differences within pairs. (springer.com)
  • It is likely that parental care in cichlids evolved from this basic substrate guarding of eggs and nest, and has taken on some amazing new forms. (tfhmagazine.com)
  • Interestingly, there are no substrate spawning cichlids with male-only care. (tfhmagazine.com)