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Old 02-16-2010, 03:23 AM   #1 
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Strange - Bettas are Cichlids?

I was browsing the Tetrafin "beginners" website. and under "Good Beginner Cichlids" the Betta and Gourami are listed. -- Did I miss something in all the other information I read?

http://www.tetra-fish.com/sites/Tetr...nt.aspx?id=264
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:25 AM   #2 
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Bettas and Gouramis are both from the Osphronemidae family (which is why they're not really compatible together). Completely different from Cichlids.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #3 
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WOW I have yet to see a huger fail.

There exist only three cichlid species from the entire continent of asia period: the Orange Chromide, the Green Chromide and the Banded Chromide, all from the genus etroplus which is also indigenous to Madagascar.

If you subscribe to the theory of continental drift, however, you would find it interesting to know that like mineral deposits, the distribution of cichlids in africa and south america suggest that once upon a time the two continents cichlids originate from may have been connected.
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