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2009-04-14 08:23:14

Lateral line sensory system detects vibrations from unseen prey Most fish rely primarily on their vision to find prey to feed upon, but a University of Rhode Island biologist and her colleagues have demonstrated that a group of African cichlids feeds by using its lateral line sensory system to detect minute vibrations made by prey hidden in the sediments. The lateral line system is composed of a canal embedded in the scales along the side of the body of a fish, around its eyes and on its...


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2007-03-26 18:09:16

Aulonocara is a genus of cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa. All Aulonocara species are all maternal mouth brooders and females hold the young in their mouths for at least 21 days. There are 23 recognized Aulonocara species, though numerous subspecies or races also exist. In the aquarium hobby, Aulonocara species are also know as Peacock cichlids due to the variety of color these fishes display. They are best kept in an aquarium with other medium sized non-aggressive Malawi...

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