"When we aquarists hear the words "African cichlids," we immediately think of the many well-known and very popular species of the Rift Lakes or the dwarf cichlids from West and Central African rainforest. The strangely evolved and attractively colored species from other lakes and from the island of Madagascar are not on many people's radars. How fortuate we are, then, that among our many expert AMAZONAS authors there are several who have extensive knowledge of these fishes. Most aquarists have never even heard of the extraordinarily exciting cichlids that they introduce in the following pages!" - Hans Georg Evers