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jewelfish Line breaks: jewel|fish

Definition of jewelfish in English:

noun (plural same or jewelfishes)

A scarlet and green tropical freshwater cichlid fish.
  • Hemichromis bimaculatus, family Cichlidae
Example sentences
  • 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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