Adrian earned his PhD in biology at the University of Basel (CH), working on ecological aspects of cichlid evolution. His focus groups are mainly cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. He began keeping fish at the young age of 12 and has been on and off ever since. A particular interest for cichlids has always been there, but has been strongly enforced since he started his scientific work around the group of the Tropheini from Lake Tanganyika. At the moment he is taking care of approximately 120 tanks with several different tanganyikan species. In the last years he has participated in several sampling trips to Africa (Lake Tanganyika) and Central America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica), where he gained quite some experience with cichlids in their natural habitat.