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Trofishlore 02-28-2014 10:29 AM

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!

jpepe1 02-28-2014 12:19 PM

I just gotta ask,Why would this information be helpful? Did someone drink the bong water?

Trofishlore 02-28-2014 01:31 PM

Doing a project on these species and was just curious since there is such a diverse selection of them throughout the world.

jaysee 02-28-2014 02:13 PM

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.

Trofishlore 02-28-2014 02:25 PM

Sun fish o.o Cichys?

jaysee 02-28-2014 02:31 PM

The sunfish family is similar to the cichlid family of fish. Sunfish are exclusive to north america, if I recall correctly.

Trofishlore 02-28-2014 02:37 PM

HA! rofl I took it the wrong way.. :roll:

jaysee 02-28-2014 02:39 PM

Yeah not the ocean sunfish :-)

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

Trofishlore 02-28-2014 02:57 PM

Yup, I remember these little fellers..

Too bad they are being out fished in Wisconsin too fast

atwilson1972 03-05-2014 09:43 AM

maybe not fished for food...?
is the texas cichlid american?

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