tropical fish


tropical fish
any of numerous small, usually brightly colored fishes, indigenous to the tropics, and often kept and bred in home aquariums.
[1930-35]

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Any of various small fishes of tropical origin often kept in aquariums.

They are interesting for their behaviour or showiness or both. Popular varieties include the angelfish, guppy, kissing gourami, sea horse, Siamese fighting fish, and tetra.

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Universalium. 2010.

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