noun. freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums.
- percoid fish
- family Cichlidae
- Tilapia nilotica
- cichlid fish
Example sentences of the word cichlid
1. Noun, singular or mass
However, cichlids with a peaceful demeanor can share a tank with a bumblebee cichlid without incident.
The jewel cichlid parents generally will look after their fry only until they reach around 1/2 inch in length.
3. Noun, plural
All species and varieties of the red devil cichlid have the same aquarium requirements.
4. Verb, past tense
For this reason, these rocks and substrates are popular for saltwater tanks and African cichlid aquariums.