Senior Editor of the French magazine AQUAmag, writer, member of the Société Française d’Ichtyologie
Born on December 20, 1967, in Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Philippe Chevoleau has been an aquarium hobbyist since his childhood. He studied Biology at the Université de Provence, in Marseille, France.
He has been a member of the Communauté Internationale des Labyrinthidés (CIL-IBSC, dedicated to the labyrinthfishes: Anabantoids and related) for almost 30 years.
Since the end of the 80’s, he has written numerous articles about aquarium fishes, not only for French magazines, but also for international ones (‘Hydra’, Italy – ‘Habitat’, Brazil – ‘Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine’, USA…). He is the author of several French books dedicated to the aquarium hobby. Also, he translated different books, notably the famous ‘Bleher’s Biotopes’, in French.
He was the Senior Editor of the French magazine ‘Aqua Plaisir’ from 2003 to 2008. He co-founded and directed the on-line magazine ‘Aquatic’ from 2008 to 2010. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Editor of the French quarterly ‘AQUAmag’. Also, he contributes actively (editorial coordination) to different books for the French publisher Animalia éditions.
As a Characiformes fish enthusiast, he collaborated with the late Dr. Jacques Géry to various projects, including a website dedicated to this group of fishes.
Since 2012, he has been the only French judge of the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) started by the late Takashi Amano, and still led by Aqua Design Amano.
Today, he still is an active aquarium hobbyist, always involved with some Characiformes fish that he studies in order to write new articles on the subject. However, his curiosity is not limited to this sole group of fishes. He believes every species of fish is a matter of interest.
Expert in following geographical regions:
South America (Venezuela – Orinoco basin, Brazil – Pantanal, Minas Gerais), Eastern Africa (Reunion), South Eastern Asia (Vietnam), Western Europe (France)
Expert in following fish groups:
Perciformes: Cichlidae, Osphronemidae
Characiformes: Characidae, Lebiasinidae