I first started keeping fish at age 12 (1968) and was quickly introduced to the
Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers club, where I participated as a junior member. I
moved from High Fin Green Mollies to Rift Lake cichlids in a short time before
settling on Lake Tanganyika in the early 1970’s and have keep them ever since,
with a break from 1994 to 2005. While in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1979, I founded the
Santa Barbara Aquarium Society. In 1985 I returned to Louisville and rejoined the
LTFF club which eventually led to being elected President. This position
encompassed our hosting of the American Cichlid Association Annual Convention in
1992. I have been a member of the ACA during my years in the hobby and
regularly attend the ACA convention. Over the years of keeping Lake Tanganyika
cichlids I have photographed my fish as well as my friend’s fish and will present
these photos while sharing my experiences keeping Lake Tanganyika cichlids,
specifically feather fins and sand dwellers, in the aquarium. Topics include feeding,
territory requirements, water conditioning, general maintenance and great fish pics!
I look forward to seeing soon!