The actual roots of the organized dwarf cichlids aquaristics lie well before the actual founding date of the AKZ. The main founding members of the Arbeitskreis Zwergcichliden came mainly from the former ZAG Cichliden/Subgruppe Zwergcichliden. ZAG (Zentrale Arbeitsgemeinschaft) were an important part of the organized aquaristics in the GDR. After their dissolution, a new community was founded under the umbrella of the Verband Deutscher Vereine für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde (VDA) e.V. (Association of German Associations for Aquarium and Terrarium Science): The Arbeitskreis Zwergcichliden (AKZ) in the VDA.
200310 years existence of an association or an association are in the today’s age actually nothing special. Particularly in the aquaristic range in recent past already 3stellige anniversaries were to be committed. There 10 years are comparatively modest. And nevertheless an appreciation is permitted at this point. On the one hand because …
2008It’s been five years again, time flies. What’s new to report? The AKZ has changed a lot. But constant is …
2013On 25.09.1993 the thoroughbred aquarists Lothar Zenner from Zwickau, Rolf Nestler from Cologne and Rainer Eisenblätter from Erfurt invited to the Erfurt Aquarium to discuss a working group on dwarf cichlids. Other “obstetricians” were …