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Issue #688 July 2013




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Cichlids are at the top of many hobbyists’ lists, and there are good reasons why. Not only are they gorgeous—coming in practically every color of the rainbow—they also exhibit fascinating behaviors, especially when breeding. For the annual cichlid issue, this gorgeous red peacock is a great example of the beauty found in the cichlid family. Learn more about these incredible fish, like the latest research on the myths surrounding Malawi bloat (p. 62), how to create a peaceful cichlid community (p. 52), and how to choose the best target and dither fish for your setup (p. 20) in this issue! Photograph by Bluehand/Shutterstock.
 


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The number of eggs a female fish produces is related to the amount of parental care given? A cod might shed several million eggs in a single spawning, leaving them to disperse in the open ocean, while a cichlid that broods her eggs in her mouth and cares for the fry after hatching may produce only a half dozen per clutch.

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