Re: NANFA-- Great Lake Aquarium in Duluth Minnesota

Mark Otnes (
Sun, 13 May 2001 14:42:33 -0500


Thanks for the information on Lake Victoria. I had no idea the lake was so
different from the other large lakes in Africa. I knew that the cichlids
had radiated out in those lakes into all different kinds of species, but I
didn't know about the species flock that you mentioned in Lake Victoria,
especially that it came from one ancestral species. It take it that the
genetic plasticity (if there is such a term) must be very high in cichlids.