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aquarium fishes names and pictures | Jewel Cichlid Hemichromis bimaculatus
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The Ram Cichlid was described by Myers and Harry in 1948. As of 1998 this species is correctly identified as Mikrogeophagus ramirezi per ichthyologist Dr. Sven O Kullander, Senior Curator of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Previously it was described as Paplilochromis ramirezi and as Apistogramma ramirezi. You may also come across sources spelling the genus as Microgeophagus. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List.Other common names the natural form is known by are the Butterfly Cichlid, Dwarf Cichlid, Ram, Ramirezi, Blue Ram, and Singapore Ram. Selective breeding has created a variety of color forms known as the Balloon Ram, German Blue Ram, German Ram, Electric Blue Ram Cichlid, Gold German Ram, Golden Ram, and Blue German Ram.They are not actually an Amazon River fish, but are part of the river's extended system of waterways. They are found in the Orinoco River basin of South America in the Llanos of Venezuela and Colombia. The "Llanos" is what is called the savannah grasslands in the central Orinoco drainage.They occur in streams as well as pools and ponds that are often very shallow, with sandy or muddy bottoms and some vegetation. They will feed by sifting the fine substrate for plant material and small organisms. They will also feed on organisms in the water and sometimes at the surface.
Some other common names this fish is known by are Melanochromis Maingano, Maingano Cichlid, and Mangano Fish or Mangano Cichlid
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The Sardine Cichlid was described by Boulenger in 1898. These fish are endemic to Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is listed on the IUCN Red List as Lease Concern (LC). Although it is endemic to Lake Malawi, it is widespread in the southern part of lake and has no recognized threats at present. Because they look more like sardines this genus is commonly known called a Herring Cichlid or Sardine Cichlid.This species is often called by its scientific name, Cyprichromis leptosoma, but sometimes it is simply referred to as "Cyp", "Slender Cyp", or "Lepto". Still other names describe it by its appearance with the most common being Blue Flash Cichlid or "Blue Flash" and "Neonback" or "Utinta". Others include Blue Glitter, Black Bee, Neon Head, Neon Back, Fluorescent Utinta, Livua Blue Cichlid, and more. And then varieties are named for their locality including "Malasa", "Kitumba", "Bulu Point", "Katete", "Kerenge", "Kekese", "Livua", and "Mupulungu".The genus are a group of African Cichlids in the tribe Cyprichromini. The Cyprichromini tribe contains 2 genera and 7 species of African Cichlids, with most being endemic to Lake Tanganyika. These are small, elongated cichlids ranging from 4 - 5 1/2 inches (10 - 14 cm) in length. They are found above rocky dropoffs where they tend to form huge schools, often with several thousand individuals. They have highly protrusable mouths adapted for feeding on plankton in the water column, and tend to swim in a head down manner, sometimes even upside down. All species are mouthbrooders.They inhabit the upper regions of the water in large groups or shoals near rocky slopes along the eastern shore of the lake. They feed on drifting zooplankton and enjoy shellfish on occasion. The female Blue Flash will use other fish to protect her fry, which is actually not that uncommon with Tanganyikan fish. Dec 1, 2016 - Here is a handy list of common fish names that begin with the letter J, from the Jaguar Catfish to the Jewel Cichlid, and much more.
Photo provided by FlickrIt is a popular aquarium fish kept in the fishkeeping hobby, where it is known under a variety of common names including Princess cichlid, Princess of Burundi, Lyretail cichlid, Fairy ..
Photo provided by FlickrCommon names for this fish are the Slender Cichlid or it may simply be referred to as
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The Jewel Cichlid originates from Africa where they live in streams and river systems with mud bottoms. This jewel cichlid has a wide range of common names with some pet stores calling them the Blue Jewel Cichlid, Green Jewel, Jewel fish, etc. Their coloration in pet store tanks can be a little drab, but with proper feeding and a suitable aquarium, they should color up nicely. They are very hardy and should tolerate a range of water conditions, but may only breed in tanks with water on the acidic side and slightly elevated tank temperature. See the table below for more parameters.Unfortunately, many fish shops do not properly label the fishes they sell. Often they are sold with only a common name (e.g., Red Devil) or even worse, in an unlabeled tank they mysteriously referred to as "Mixed cichlids". Common names are very unreliable and can vary from one supplier to the next. Scientific names (i.e., binomial latin names), on the other hand, are the only names which do not vary from one shop to the next or even between languages.