Ny trondro Malagasy translates to the fishes of Malagasy, or the region otherwise known as Madagascar. Home to lemurs, chameleons and exotic plants, the fabulous Red Island also boasts an amazing and gravely threatened assemblage of endemic fishes. This year at Chicago’s very own Aquatic Experience Expo, Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, a aquarist enthusiast with over fifty years of experience studying New and Old World tropics, will present a session that introduces the diverse ichthyofauna of Madagascar including rainbow fishes, killies, and cichlids.
With information for every aquarist, Loiselle will focus on the reasons behind the dramatic decline of these living fossils and how a sustained and educated interest in the fish field can help save icthyofauna from extinction.
Drawing on his rich history of involvement in Malagasy fish conservation programs, Loiselle is currently the Emeritus Curator of Freshwater Fishes at the New York Aquarium and a Senior Conservationist of the Wildlife Conservation Society. As a founding member and fellow of the American Cichlid Association, and an internationally published author on the proper care and breeding of ornamental fishes, this unique presentation will help establish ethical practices and raise awareness of what fish enthusiasts and hobbyists should know when it comes to the fish of Malagasy.
For more information, visit the schedule line up of events for everything aquatic under one roof: http://aquaticexperience.org/