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Cichlids
Common freshwater angelfish,
Pterophyllum scalare
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Cichlidae

Cichlids (say: 'sick-lid') are fishes from the Cichlidae family, in the order Perciformes.

It is a very large family of fish made up of more than 2500 species. They come in many different sizes, from 2.5 centimeters to almost a meter long.

Cichlids are famous for their speciation in East African lakes.[1][2]

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