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Breeding Tropical Fish – Breeding African Cichlids – Part 1


In the series called HOW TO BREED AFRICAN CICHLIDS, KGTropicals starts a ten part series on the ins and outs of breeding African cichlids for fun – and possibly profit. There are lots of short series on breeding African Cichlids that delve lightly into a particular aspect of reproducing a particular species of African Cichlid. This series get deeper into all the aspects you need to know to be successful with breeding mouth brooders in particular – rather than focusing on a specific species’ needs and requirements. Here is a good foundation for breeding African Cichlids of all types.

This part on breeding African cichlids a rather long video outlining the content of the rest of the video series. He carefully goes through the varies parts and pieces he is going to cover in this extensive series on how to breed African cichlids in your own tanks. I will be posting the various parts on consecutive days.

The time has come to do a series of videos all about breeding African Cichlids. I get many questions about breeding African Cichlids from “whats the easiest fish to breed?” to “What do I do with a holding female?” and now its time to address all of these.
This series will consist of 10 parts with this video being part 1

Breeding African Cichlids from the Rift Lakes

Look forward to learning a lot about these interesting mouth brooders that are endemic to only one lake in the world. The actual conditions are really met by three main lakes in Africa, Lake Malawi (Often referred to as Lake Nyasa as well), Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria. These three lakes were formed by deep rifts in the earth from earthquake fault lines so they are all very long and rather thin. But they are large enough to be seen as inland oceans. For an in depth study of one of these, Lake Tanganyika, refer to the previous series called African Cichlid Native Habitat

Understanding the breeding of African Cichlids is a long process, I have been keeping them for a very long time – since the mid 1970’s and am amazed at how much more there still is to learn about even one of the lakes, let alone the astounding diversity of the way the cichlid family has diversified itself in just these three lakes. Evolution is wildly apparent in these lakes, and understanding the complexities of survival there is a life long task.

I hope you enjoy ythe entire series of videos on breeding African Cichlids and get as much out of the excellent material as I have while reviewing them.

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Steve Pond, of Tropical Fish Aquarist, has kept fish both personally and professionally for over 50 years.  He writes regularly on the wide range of current topics that are important to people who keep tropical fish tanks as a passion and a hobby.

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Steve Pond, of Tropical Fish Aquarist, has kept fish both personally and professionally for over 50 years.  He writes regularly on the wide range of current topics that are important to people who keep tropical fish tanks as a passion and a hobby.

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