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Arctic_Fishery

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Name 2 North american cichlids

2 south american cichlids

2 african cichlids

2 european cichlids

and 2 asian cichlids

good luck.....even though i know you guys dont need it......*cough anton cough*
 

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NA: H. cyanoguttatus is the only truly native NA (North of Mexico) cichlid. Many of the Mexican Cichlids are considred NA species however. So we'll go with N. bartoni

SA: Crenicichla acutirostris & Aequidens metae

African: Pelvicachromis humilis & Cyathopharynx foae

European... Got me. I don't think there are any. If you know of some I'd be thrilled to know.

Asian: Etroplus canarensis & Etroplus maculatus
 

Anton Wernher

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Cichlasoma ellioti
Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum

SA
Geophagus altifrons
Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza

Asian
Etroplus maculatus
Etroplus suratensis

African
Altolamprologus calvus
Cyphotilapia frontosa

European
got me... is there such a thing?
 

Anton Wernher

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Often times it’s easier to remember the scientific names over the common names. Once you learn the traits a specific genus shares it’s easy to recall a specific species. My knowledge of genus and species is really tied up in new world cichlids however other cichlids and other fish in general become learned through their commonality in the hobby.
 

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Originally posted by Arctic_Fishery
i believe there is a european cichlid...it starts with a u.........ulia maybe?i dunno just wanted to see what everyone came up with.
Uaru? I don't know where it's from, but it start with a u.
 
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