Hello and welcome to the new printed edition of issue # 3 This edition we will focus on the genus Archocentrus. Three great little cichlids that are ideal for small to medium sized aquariums. Sadly , Archocentrus spinosissimus are extremely rare, not only in aquarium circles, but also in their natural habitat. I wanted to highlight this smaller group of centrals, because I believe this group of fish have been rather overlooked in the hobby, which is a shame as all three species share and display interesting spawning and fry rearing characteristics. Sam Borstein has kindly wrote an interesting article focusing on the very elusive Archocentrus spinosissimus. This particular fish are very hard to come by in the hobby now and recent attempts to collect and study the fish in the wild have failed. Sam talks about the taxonomy and Phylogeny of the species as well as spawning and highlighting the unique fry care in beautiful close up photography. For my biotope feature I wanted to share my Costa Rica Riverine aquarium that I’ve been working on, as well as listing and illustrating the wonderful cichlids that live sympatric with each other. This is a completely new concept for me which has worked out very nicely and I’m enjoying immensely. Hope you all enjoy issue 3. Please rate and subscribe, I would also be very grateful for any feedback suggestions and articles you would like to see featured, perhaps write one yourself?
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North & Central American cichlid keeping