1. We’re crossing continents to explore the nutrient-rich rivers of South America in search of the ‘New World’ cichlids. Then it’s back to Africa for a look at the species that occupy the Okavango Delta’s underwater labyrinths.

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  2. The dive team is back to exploring Africa's Lake Malawi and there's a treasure trove of cichlid species waiting in the murky depths of an underwater cave ... from 'living jewels' to cichlids that live their lives upside down.

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  3. They’ve explored its waters by day but now the crew prepares for a nighttime dive to experience Lake Malawi’s nocturnal side. They also discover some amazing cichlid excavations, from raised bowers to Gladiator-style arenas – all constructed for the cichlids’ mating rituals.

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  4. The crew is on a mission to film a fascinating parenting technique that’s well known among cichlids: mouth-brooding. When danger approaches, the vulnerable cichlid fry dart inside their mother's mouth for safety. It’s cichlid parenting at its most creative!

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Cichlids of Lake Malawi

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Ever wondered where fresh-water aquarium fish actually come from? If they’re cichlids, chances are good they’re originally from Lake Malawi, one of the most important breeding grounds for these fish. Cichlids are also experts at adapting to the most micro…


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Ever wondered where fresh-water aquarium fish actually come from? If they’re cichlids, chances are good they’re originally from Lake Malawi, one of the most important breeding grounds for these fish. Cichlids are also experts at adapting to the most micro of environments and the’ve got some truly unique habits to help them survive. In this new HD nature series our team of underwater cameramen leave no stone unturned in their quest to discover the secrets of the cichlids of Lake Malawi.

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