from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, many of which are popular as aquarium fish.
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- n. Any of many tropical fish, of the family Cichlidae, popular as aquarium fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Cichlidæ.
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- n. freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
The research team found that there is a genetic locus that determines whether a cichlid will be a
It looks real, nile perch are huge fish, they introduced them into lake victoria and they ruined the cichlid population there, because big fish have big appetites.
Nile perch are a member of the cichlid family with tilapias and oscars.
More impressively, the cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria have generated 500 forms in about 14,000 years lakes are islands of water.
At the left end of the tank, two striped cichlid fishes herded around a cloud of babies.
Lake Edward (Rutanzige) which is shallow, has an impoverished fish fauna, but many cichlid species, and quite a rich invertebrate fauna.
The lake contains 30% of all known cichlid species of which all but five species of over 400 are endemic to Lake Malawi.
A preliminary survey of the cichlid fish of the rocky habitats of Malawi.
Predation from the Nile perch has eliminated over one hundred species of the spectacular native cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria.
It is estimated that the number of Haplochromine cichlids species may have been in excess of 500 while current estimates are at least 150 species (out of over 200 cichlid species overall), most endemic to the lake.