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Cichlidae is a huge and popular family of fish, or Cichlids, originating from both Africa and the Americas. Cichlidae belongs to the order of Perciformes and are split up into 10 sub-families which are:

  • Astronotinae
  • Cichlasomatinae
  • Cichlinae
  • Etroplinae
  • Geophaginae
  • Heterochromidinae
  • Paratilapiinae
  • Pseudocrenilabrinae
  • Ptychochrominae
  • Retroculinae

There are around 220 genus within this family, and over 1500 species.