cichlid

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Synonyms for cichlid

freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes

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There are also golden Midas cichlids in the canals, a really beautiful exotic species.
Naturally, I popped into a nearby aquarium to see what the cichlids themselves had to say.
Some people even believe that their cichlids watch television with them," said study leader Dr Trevor Hamilton, from MacEwan University in Canada.
The cichlids preferred the area where the food reward was given, suggesting that they recalled the previous training experiences.
RESULTS--We collected 3,868 fishes representing five orders (Cypriniformes, Cyprinodontiformes, Characiformes, Perciformes, and Siluriformes), seven families (Cyprinidae, Goodeidae, Poeciliidae, Characidae, Centrarchidae, Cichlid, and Ictaluridae), and 12 species (Table 1).
Ancient species flocks and recent speciation events: What can rockfishes teach us about cichlids (and vice versa)?
In Orkut, the range was expanded with words such as guppy, goldfish, betta, cichlids, aquarism (gupi/guppy, kinguio, betta, ciclideos, ciclideos africanos, aquarismo, aquarios plantados) to less related like reproducers and ornamental ponds (reprodutores, lagos ornamentais).
Male cichlids are mainly freshwater fish that may go after other fish who dare cross their path.
Communal care and kidnapping of young by parental cichlids.
All I'm saying is, if the contestants all get up one morning to find those cichlids flapping and suffocating on the carpet in a vain attempt to make a break for the door, then don't tell the RSPCA I didn't warn you.
In this week's issue of the journal "PLoS Biology," researchers supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, report they have deduced a network of dental genes in cichlids that likely was present to build the first tooth some half a billion years ago.
In the second half of Experiment 2, the students placed individual pike cichlids in 10gallon tanks, which were allowed 5 minutes to acclimate to their new surroundings.
Intra- and interspecific mitochondrial DNA sequence variation within two species of rock-dwelling Cichlids (Teleostei:Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa.
Tilapia are omnivorous and belong to a large family of fish called cichlids found naturally in fresh and brackish waters in South and Central America, Africa, India and Sri Lanka.