Are there any North American Cichlids that are fished? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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post #1 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question Are there any North American Cichlids that are fished?



I was curious if there are any NA cichlids that are regularly fished out and eaten?

If not are there any cichlids in the world that are done so, I'm pretty sure but looking for specific species and names.

Thanks it would be a great help!

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 12:19 PM
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I just gotta ask,Why would this information be helpful? Did someone drink the bong water?
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Doing a project on these species and was just curious since there is such a diverse selection of them throughout the world.

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:13 PM
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Yes, lots of fish we can keep in aquariums are fish that are eaten by locals, such as gouramis and cichlids.

People in Florida catch oscars and jack dempsys and things all the time - fish that have been released and are thriving.

As far as North American cichlids, are you including Central America as part of North America?

I don't know of any actual US cichlids off the top of my head. Sunfish fill that role up here.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Sun fish o.o Cichys?

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post #6 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:31 PM
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The sunfish family is similar to the cichlid family of fish. Sunfish are exclusive to north america, if I recall correctly.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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HA! rofl I took it the wrong way..


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post #8 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:39 PM
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Yeah not the ocean sunfish

I've seen them at work - really weird fish.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-28-2014, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yup, I remember these little fellers..

Too bad they are being out fished in Wisconsin too fast


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post #10 of 12 Old 03-05-2014, 09:43 AM
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maybe not fished for food...?
is the texas cichlid american?
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