Jim Cumming

Jim Cumming hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is a lifelong fish keeper, having been involved in this wonderful hobby for over 60 years. Other than a fifteen year sojourn into the world of killifish (his online name is ‘notho2000’) he has kept and presently keeps mostly Central and South American cichlids, but he currently devotes about one third of his 40 aquarium fish room to Madagascan cichlids and the Etroplus genus from India. He has given presentations on Madagascan cichlids and their plight to the Winnipeg and Saskatoon Aquarium Societies, the New England Cichlid Association, the Bermuda Aquarium Society, the Dead Fish Order, the Ohio Cichlid Association, the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association, the Durham Regional Aquarium Society, the Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society, the Rocky Mountain Cichlid Group in Denver and a ‘workshop’ weekend with the Aquarium Club of Edmonton. In addition to visiting the San Francisco and Sacramento Aquarium Societies in early November, in 2018, The Capital Cichlid association, the Louisville, Kentucky club, the Tulsa Oklahoma and Cooper, Arkansas clubs, the NEC Convention in March and Berlin and Dresden Germany in April. Jim has also had extensive collecting experience in Mexico, Belize, Cuba, Brazil and the southern U.S.

He maintains a very active YouTube channel with around 550 videos at last count, highlighting the fish he keeps or has kept, with the emphasis on maintenance and breeding. Jim has been a moderator for several Facebook forums, contributes regularly to other on-line forums as well (CRC, ACA, MFK, and the Winnipeg Fish Forum) and has had articles published in Amazonas and Cichlid News magazines. He is also a Species Specialist and a speaker for the CARES program. He looks forward to enthusiastically spreading the word on this magnificent group of fishes.