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Tilapia buttikoferi
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...

Kribensis
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...

Auratus cichlid
2007-03-28 15:12:26

The Auratus cichlid, Melanochromis auratus, is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family. It is also known as Golden mbuna and Malawi golden cichlid. It is endemic to the southern region of Lake Malawi, particularly from Jalo Reef southward along the entire western coast down to Crocodile Rocks. This cichlid is found in rocky habitats and prefers a pH range of 7.0"“8.5 and a temperature range...

Lamprologus
2007-03-28 14:58:47

Lamprologus is a genus of fishes from the family Cichlidae. The type species for this genus is Lamprologus congoensis a riverine cichlid from Eastern Africa. The genus is under some revision and may eventually be restricted to these riverine types. There are currently 19 species included in the genus.

Jewel cichlid
2007-03-26 18:38:27

Hemichromis is a genus of fish from the family Cichlidae, known in the aquarium trade as Jewel cichlids. Jewel cichlids are native to West Africa. Within West Africa Hemichromis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes with a variety of water qualities. Jewel cichlids can reach lengths of 2.76-5.12 in (7-13 cm) in some species. Brighter body coloration is generally evident...

Peacock bass
2007-03-26 18:36:06

Peacock bass is the common name in English for several species of tropical, freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin of South America. They also exist as non-native species in the following parts of the world: The Dominican Republic, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Peninsular Malaysia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the Virgin Islands. Ichthyologists and expert peacock bass fishermen are...

Oscar
2007-03-26 18:29:03

Astronotus ocellatus is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names including Oscar, Tiger oscar, Velvet cichlid or Marble cichlid. In South America, where the species occurs, A. ocellatus are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets; however, its slow growth limits its potential for aquaculture. The species is also a popular aquarium fish....