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Tiny chompers: How a baby Cichlid behavior influences an adaptive trait

Think of a trait, any trait. A bird beak, a butterfly wing, a fish fin. Highly coordinated gene expression networks ultimately produce all traits. Hence, any variation you see in these traits must be due to shifts in gene expression, whether that shift is determined genetically or by some external cue. 827 more words


1-15-18 Blue Discus from Ron's Flooded Amazon Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae

Genus: Symphysodon aequifasciatus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Color varies as they age. They present a dark brownish to green body. 176 more words


The TODI puffers are naughty today

In preparation for our next diving vacation to Egypt (we’re almost there!) we decided to visit… TODI! Surprise surprise ;-)

Last time we were there the puffers were still anxious. 97 more words


Welcome in TODI, puffers!

Earlier this week TODI added some puffer fish to their – already huge – collection of fish! So… we decided to pay them a visit. They’re a bit quicker than their cousins in Egypt, so it was quite a challenge to capture them.. 65 more words


Cichlid time in TODI, Belgium

When we’re not diving in warm water and the Dutch waters are too cold for a wetsuit, we love to go diving in the indoor diving center TODI in Beringen, Belgium. 91 more words


Uara Cichlid

The Uara Cichlid, uaru amphiacanthoides, is a large species of cichlid native to South America in Northern Brazil and parts of Guyana that can grown up to 30 centimeters in length. 124 more words