Definition of jewelfish in English:


Syllabification: jew·el·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oəlˌfiSH

noun (plural same or jewelfishes)

  • A scarlet and green tropical freshwater cichlid.
    • Hemichromis bimaculatus, family Cichlidae
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    • Several cichlid genera are popular aquarium fishes - Cichlasoma, Pterophyllum, Symphysodon, and jewelfishes - because of their mild temperament and ease of breeding in captivity.
    • Examples include the oscar, Jack Dempsey, jewelfish, convict cichlid, Midas cichlid, and spotted tilapia.

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