Any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, many of which are popular as aquarium fish.(noun)
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Use "cichlid" in a sentence
"The research team found that there is a genetic locus that determines whether a cichlid will be a"
"Nile perch are a member of the cichlid family with tilapias and oscars."
"It looks real, nile perch are huge fish, they introduced them into lake victoria and they ruined the cichlid population there, because big fish have big appetites."