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How Low Can You Congo?

If I say “African cichlid”, you probably associate “Malawi” or “Tanganyika”, but let’s not forget about another tropical hotbed for biodiversity on this massive continent: the one-and-only Congo Basin. Stretching 1.5 million square miles from the East African Rift to the Atlantic Ocean…
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The Whitelist

James Spader fans around the world are familiar with the concept of a blacklist. In the aquarium trade, blacklists…
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Carp Out

With the burgeoning of May, Portlanders like ourselves try to spend every possible moment in the sunshine…
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Naive Melody

Choosing to live a life as an explorer, taxonomist, or biologist is a deeply romantic path that one wouldn’t choose…
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Wowee Malawi

We all know Lake Malawi is big, but wrapping our heads around its very real massiveness is a difficult task…
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Break into Barbs!

What is a barb? A sharp, pointed projection, or a non-phylogenetic grouping of fork-tailed, energetic, and easy-to-care-for cyprinids?
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