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Old 01-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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what makes a cichlid a cichlid?

I bought a little pumpkinseed today from the feeder tank at a local store, since he didn't look like he wanted to be a side dish and he'd do fine with my larger common goldfish. Anyway, I know he's a sunfish, but to me he looks like every other cichlid. What exactly qualifies as a cichlid?
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all fish in the family Cichlidae

give THIS a read maybe it will help :
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Good ole wikipedia. Clears it up a bit. They are of the same order at least. Wow, so many types of cichlids and only 27 sunfish! Thanks for the link.
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