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question on angel fish!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by soldier4jesus2099, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. soldier4jesus2099

    soldier4jesus2099 New Member

    i was wondering if angel fish are cichlids?
  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yes, they are related to south american cichlids, but they are not a cichlid, as you can see by the body shape and aggression.
  3. Hooben

    Hooben New Member

    This can get quite confusing...the experts can call a fish cichlid, but that doesn't mean that they can co-exist in a tank together. The name is Cichlidae or cichlid and they include angel fish, oscars and rams. There are also the african malawi and tanganyika and many, many more.

    The neon tetra is related to the pirhana...don't rely on any of this for tank stocking!
  4. big-pig-666

    big-pig-666 New Member

    uhhh.... angel is so a cichlid... do the research

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