Are African cichlids tropical fish

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In the wild, African Cichlids eat plants like blue-green algae and organic detritus. These plants are high in fiber, but provide little nutritional content, so cichlids eat continuously to maintain their metabolism.

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Yes, African cichlids require temperatures ranging from 74 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, which would be considered a tropical temperature.

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