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trreherd 01-07-2007 11:40 AM

Chichilds
 
Could someone please tell me a little about these fish? maybe a link? i saw a show on natianal geographics and they were talking about this one like and the lake was famous for this one fish and it looked just like a chichilid but they did not use that name. So were do they come from? contenent,lake,stream,waterver.
Also my teacher called the school fish a goldfish but it is a chichilid, so i would like to know were goldfish come from,contenet, asia rite?

musho3210 01-07-2007 01:01 PM

im pretty sure goldfish come from the freshwater streams of china or japan or even both. I think the chichlid national geographic channel was talking about is the lake malawi chichlid which originated from lake malawi :o

blueblue48 01-07-2007 04:33 PM

its cichlid.... besides that i have no idea where there from because i dont own any, there not the best community fish :o

Lupin 01-07-2007 04:34 PM

Goldfish are cyprinids, not cichlids.
There are three famous lakes I know of which have a vast array of cichlids. Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi and Lake Malawi. All three are from Africa.

Gump 01-07-2007 05:01 PM

I think blue ment to say;

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue
Goldfish are cyprinids, not cichlids.
There are three famous lakes I know of which have a vast array of cichlids. Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria. All three are from Africa.


Lupin 01-07-2007 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gump
I think blue ment to say;

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue
Goldfish are cyprinids, not cichlids.
There are three famous lakes I know of which have a vast array of cichlids. Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria. All three are from Africa.


:oops: Whoops..I didn't notice I doubled the Malawi. Yes, you got it right.:mrgreen:

musho3210 01-07-2007 06:01 PM

im pretty sure chichlids also come from freshwater lakes in north and south america, im not sure about the great lakes though...

tophat665 01-07-2007 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by musho3210
im pretty sure chichlids also come from freshwater lakes in north and south america, im not sure about the great lakes though...

Per Wikipedia (and this squares with what I have read elsewhere), Cichlids are most diverse in Africa and South America. There are also poulations in Central America (Nicaraguensis and Firemouth), 1 species in the Middle East, 1 in Iran, and 4 in the Indian Subcontinent. North America is largely free of cichlids except where they have been introduced (in Florida, for instance). There are also introdued populations in Southeast Asia (genus Cichla - peacock bass, a gamefish, just like in Florida).

That's cichlids of the world for you in 10 seconds or less.

jsm11482 01-07-2007 09:35 PM

Check out this sweet video:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/...ctid=320548149

Doubt we will ever see Cich's that big in an aquarium, they are HUGE!

jsm11482 01-07-2007 09:37 PM

trreherd: do you know what the name of the show/program was?


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