Cichlid fish is mostly found in African and South American freshwater. You will also find them in aquariums all over the world. In fact, they are regarded as among the most amazing fish on earth. So, without further ado, here are things you should know about cichlid fish:


Did you know that there are about 2000-3000 cichlid species? Some of the cichlid species could end up dying out and become extinct before being scientifically described. This is due to the fact that some of the species have not been scientifically described.

There are different sizes of cichlid fish

The Emperor, the largest cichlid fish is the size of the human arm while the smallest cichlid fish is 5000 times smaller than The Emperor. In fact, the smallest cichlid fish is the size of the human thumbnail.

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