The Perth Cichlid Society is proud to bring you
A day with Ad Konings
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.
Anyone with even a passing familiarity with African cichlids has likely heard the name Ad Konings.
Ad is a world renowned ichthyologist with a particular interest in the cichlids of Lakes Malawi and
Tanganyika. He has spent a good deal of his life, keeping, studying and documenting cichlids.
An accomplished diver and photographer, he has spent thousands of hours underwater in the Rift Lakes.
Some years ago, he started Cichlid Press, and has since has writtenand produced over 30 titles, including
most of the “go to” books on African cichlids.
Living in Texas, each year Ad travels vast distances. He has been on innumerable study and collecting
expeditions to African and South and Central American rivers and lakes. Also in heavy demand as a
speaker for Aquarist meetings and conventions, he travels from Europe to, well, Australia and all parts between.
Fresh from a trip to Lake Tanganyika, he is coming to talk to the Perth Cichlid Society.
Juan Miguel Artigas Asaz
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas is an aquarist from Mexico. Having kept cichlids for decades, his main interest
lies in Central American cichlids and Mexican fishes. Juan often travels to the natural habitats of the fish
he studies, photographing and observing them in their native environment He has over time developed a
deep understanding of their natural history and behavior.
On the web, he is the creator of The Cichlid Room Companion (cichlidae.com), and making use of his extensive
knowledge and experience he travels to many fish related conferences and delivers lectures on the subjects he
knows so well.
We have been lucky to be able to arrange for him to come and give a talk to the Perth Cichlid Society.
When is it?
Saturday February 28th, 2015 - Afternoon and early evening.
Where is it?
We are still working to finalise a venue, but will let you know as soon as it is settled.
How much are tickets?
Still to be determined and somewhat dependent on venue, but we will work to keep costs down for members. Will very likely include dinner
It has been more than a decade since Ad Konings has come to Perth, and for Juan Miguel Artigas Azas it will be his first time here.
It is quite unlikely they will visit again soon, so be sure and keep that date free and we will give you more details as we can.