noun (plural same or jewelfishes)
A scarlet and green tropical freshwater cichlid fish.
- Hemichromis bimaculatus, family Cichlidae
- 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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