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Fish Cichlids

For example, the stores sold frozen tilapia, which is also owned by the family. It is known that the dimensions may be very varied, as some species have a length of about 2.5 cm, and others – more than 100 centimeters.

The total number of species of this family is about two thousand, and many of them not yet described. Certain types of fish are common only in some water basins, and at the moment they are on the verge of extinction.

Because the family is quite diverse, this article will talk about those fish that live in aquariums. The majority of aquarium fish has a high, laterally compressed body, single dorsal fin. Cichlids have a bright color, which is especially noticeable during spawning. Continue reading