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5 Things I Learned: Red Terror Cichlid

This colorful, eye-catching fish is a red terror cichlid (Cichlasoma festae). It can grow to lengths of 12 – 20 inches and live somewhere between 12 – 20 years. But what else do we know about it?

The red terror cichlid in the Aquarium’s Tropical Forest Gallery is hard to miss. Stop by and see this and many other very different but equally intriguing cichlids at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Nature. It’s a curious thing.

– Sam Fryberger

If they don't have eyelids, how do fish get a little "shuteye"? Find out if fish sleep when you spend the night at the Aquarium.

Overnight Stays
February 11, 2020 / Species Highlights

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5 Things I Learned: Surinam Toad

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January 3, 2020 / Education

Bird is the Word

You might be curious about the bird calls you hear while walking through the Aquarium’s Tropical Forest Gallery. Birds play… Read More