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Yellow-tailed Acei Cichlid (Pseudotropheus acei)

Sex Changes Everything

Sex. It is one of the most basic drives in nature. The urge to mate, to procreate, to pass on one’s genes. A key ingredient in life, it can spawn ecstasy, longing, and sometimes, even murder–and all this in your aquarium!

White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)

The Ethical Aquarist

They come with fun names like Jellybean and Bubblegum, or heroic names like Purple Heart. Loads of people like them; there’s something appealing about the jowly cheeks, pendulous body, and comical mouth. You can even get them with smiley faces, lipstick, and logos. These are the Parrot Cichlids, hybrids of dubious heritage, often deformed, injected, tattooed, and sans tail, courtesy of a pair of scissors.