Tag Archives: cichlid spawning

Photo of a group of Blue Opal Maculatus showing two color variations.

Developing a Hifin Plumetail Blue Opal Maculatus

Photo: A group of Blue Opal Maculatus Years ago I created what I called a Hifin Blue Opal Maculatus, as its name implies a maculatus-type platy. I wrote about creating this fish for Tropical Fish Hobbyist. To read the TFH article see: http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/the-blue-opal-platy-serendipity-in-breeding.htm. I’ll provide a synopsis of the development of this fish below. Long […]

Photo of a male Labidochromis caeruleus commonly called Lemon Yellow Lab.

Labidochromis caeruleus ‘Gold’

Photo: A male Labidochromis caeruleus ‘Gold’ or ‘Lemon Yellow Lab.’ We raise a lot of African cichlids, especially those from Lake Malawi in East Africa. One of these is very popular with our aquarium maintenance customers due to its bright yellow coloration. This species is Labidochromis caeruleus ‘Gold.’ The ‘Gold’ designation indicates it is the […]

Photo of a male Giant Marble Liberty Molly

Giant Marble Liberty Molly Update

Photo: Our current Giant Marble Liberty Molly breeder male. I originally wrote about this fish in May, 2015 (see my blog http://goliadfarms.com/giant-marble-liberty-mollies/). We have now gone through a couple of additional generations so I’m providing an update on the status of this molly strain. Please read the earlier blog for its history. I plan to […]

non-gold dragon blood males

Non-Gold Dragon Blood Peacock

The photo is of two Non-Gold Dragon Blood Peacock Males. A couple of days ago, I released a blog on Dragon Blood Peacock cichlids (see: http://goliadfarms.com/dragon-blood-peacock-cichlid/), which I had written months ago and had failed to post. This blog is an update on the genetics of the Dragon Blood Peacock. We found two types of […]

Photo of a Dragon Blood Peacock male

Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

Photo is of a Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid male, one of our breeders. A while back, we processed two breeding vats of dragon blood peacocks. This is a strain we got from www.livefishdirect.com in November 2012. The photo shows a typical male of this strain. We grew the fish to maturity and set them up […]

Photo of a male Lemon Peacock.

Lemon Peacock Cichlid

Photo: Male Lemon Peacock Cichlid Sometimes our customers send to us fish they would like for us to raise. One such fish came from Fish Gallery in Houston (http://www.thefishgallery.com/Houston) in November 2012. We received a couple dozen one to two inch golden, black eyed juvenile peacocks. I wasn’t very impressed with the fish since I […]

contest photo

Convict Cichlid Photo Contest

In our newsletter No. 11 we ran the following contest: “This month we are running another photo contest. I’m changing the contest from fish identification to something a bit more interesting (read, “more difficult”). The blurry photo below shows a mixed pair of Archocentrus nigrofasciatus, the convict cichlid. The striped fish in the background is […]