A desperate public call for help had gone out in 2013, in which the ZSL put out a world-wide appeal seeking a female mate for the famously ugly Mangarahara Cichlid, Ptychochromis insolitus, known to the ichthyologists working to save it as “Insolitus”.
IF A BEST FRIEND asked you to recommend several species for his or her first marine aquarium, what fishes would you suggest?
The home range of many tropical fish favorites—exotic cichlids, brilliant tetras, rare killifishes, and an amazing array of livebearers— the streams, cenotes, and forest pools of Central America from southern Mexico and northern Guatemala through Panama is rich in both cultural history and biological diversity.
An informative short look at various types of Xenia, and Xenia-like, corals in the aquarium by the engaging Than Thein of Tidal Gardens in Ohio.
Especially nice shots of the small reef invertebrates most divers miss in their quests for big, blue-water pelagic species, although there are some of those too, near the end.