Speaker Spotlight: Patrick Tawil

For nearly 40 years Patrick Tawil has been fond of African cichlids, especially those from lakes Tanganyika and Malawi.  He has observed and photographed almost all species available for the aquarium trade. His main interest centers around relationships and differences between species and genera, thus their evolution and taxonomy. Patrick shares his observations in publications and talks worldwide.

Patrick Tawil’s educational session at the Aquatic Experience is “Lamprologine Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika.”  Patrick will present his knowledge of Peacock Cichlids (Aulonocara sp.) of Lake Malawi, and why they are the most sought after by aquarists. Various species of Peacock Cichlids will be discussed – from the most popular varieties to their numerous relatives.