They teach with their lives.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

9x Cyprichromis leptosoma Mpulungu fry RIP

March 2011. Nine 7-day old leoptosoma fry were moved to a 40 litre rearing tank away from the community they were born in. Fry appeared in good condition the evening of the move, though the following morning they were found to have been sucked into the internal filter and killed. Failure to provide adequate housing.

Cyprichromis leptosoma Mpulungu RIP

February 2011. Female Leptosoma swam through a cloud of minimally diluted alkaline Ph buffer during routine tank maintenance. Appeared distressed after incident, hid behind tank furniture, and expired the following day. Failure to dilute chemicals before adding them to inhabited portion of the tank.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Black Calvus (Altolamprologus calvus) RIP

April 2010. Second Black Calvus intended to replace the previously crushed one was killed by a third surviving Calvus, approximately a week after being introduced to the aquarium. Failure to regulate intra-species aggression.

Black Calvus (Altolamprologus calvus) RIP

March 2010. Young Black Calvus excavated a passage under an aquarium rock, and was crushed while hiding in it during routine cleaning. Failure to extrapolate known behaviour of species.