Paul V. Loiselle

Cichlid Expert, book author, and aquarist

BAP Expert Paul V. Loiselle

Dr. Paul V. Loiselle is an enthusiastic aquarist of 50 years’ experience. During the course of his career, Paul has had the opportunity to study cichlids in Madagascar, West Africa, Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, Haiti, Mexico, Central America and the Peruvian Amazon. Emeritus Curator of Freshwater Fishes at the New York Aquarium and Senior Conservation Fellow of the Wildlife Conservation Society, he is actively involved in conservation programs focused on the fishes of Madagascar.

Paul is co-chair of the I.U.C.N.’s Madagascar Region Freshwater Fish Specialty Group. He represents the New York Aquarium in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Freshwater Fish Taxa Advisory Group and works as a scientific advisor to the Lake Victoria Cichlid Species Survival Program and the Madagascar Faunal Interest Group. A founding member and Fellow of the American Cichlid Association, an honorary fellow of the Association France Cichlid and a life Member of the North Jersey Aquarium Society, he is an internationally published author of numerous articles about the care and breeding of ornamental fishes and such books as The Cichlid Aquarium, Your Garden Pond and The Fishkeeper’s Guide to African Cichlids.

Expert in the following geographical regions:
  • South America, Central America, Africa
Expert in the following fish groups:
  • Perciformes: Cichlidae