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Fish Can Remember Where They Were Fed 12 Days Later
2014-07-02 03:18:58

It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later.

2013-04-12 16:01:57

Large helpers (nannies) in a cichlid fish allow the dominant male and female to reduce their personal contribution to their offspring and territory.

Author Of Darwin's Dreampond Has New Fish Species From Lake Victoria Named In Honor Of Him
2013-01-02 10:25:23

New species of cichlid fish from Lake Victoria named in honor of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond.

Swimming With Hormones Ancient Urges That Drive The Social Decisions Of Fish Unraveled
2012-10-09 17:54:11

Researchers have discovered that a form of oxytocin—the hormone responsible for making humans fall in love—has a similar effect on fish, suggesting it is a key regulator of social behavior that has evolved and endured since ancient times.

How Does The Swim Bladder Affect Hearing In Cichlid Fish?
2012-08-08 11:35:57

"Sound vibrations are transmitted to the inner ear via anterior extensions of the swim bladder or via bony ossicles", the biologist Tanja Schulz-Mirbach explains how swim bladders may serve for hearing.

2011-10-13 10:27:06

Subordinate male cichlid fish who help with the childcare for the dominant breeding pair are occasionally actually the fathers of some of the offspring they help to rear.

2010-12-13 21:25:57

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things – and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates.

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2010-09-20 10:28:37

Caring for children can be a tough job, particularly if you are a female cichlid fish.

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2010-05-17 13:21:48

Fish become feisty but fearful when facing themselves in a mirror, according to two Stanford biologists.

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2010-01-26 08:11:50

Putting function before form, members of the Perissodinus genus of fish have developed a hugely lopsided jaw that provides a distinct feeding advantage.


Latest Cichlid Reference Libraries

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 18:05:53

The Spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae) is a fresh and brackish water fish of the cichlid family. It is native to Africa from the Côte d'Ivoire to Ghana, and Benin to Cameroon. Like several other tilapiine cichilds, the spotted tilapia is notable for its adaptability and prolific breeding. This fish has established large feral populations outside of their native ranges, such as in Florida, where they are a troublesome invasive species.

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-30 00:36:42

The Blunthead cichlid, Tropheus Moorii, is a species of African Cichlids found in Lake Tanganyika. There are over 40 different morphs of this species dispersed throughout the lake. The fish comes in many colors and patterns ranging from dark green to flame red and yellow. They are found in many rock formations in shallow water eating algae which comprises most of their diet. Tropheus are mouthbrooders, they fertilize, carry eggs and baby-sit young fry in the mouth of the female. They are...

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2007-03-28 21:03:17

Pelvicachromis pulcher is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family, endemic to Nigeria and Cameroon. The species is popular amongst aquarium hobbyists, and is most commonly sold under the name Kribensis, although the species has other common names, including various derivatives of Kribensis: Krib, Common Krib and Rainbow krib, along with rainbow cichlid and purple cichlid. Appearance, size and coloration In the wild, male P. pulcher grow to a maximum length of approximately 4.9 in (12.5...

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