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Tropical Fish Word of the Day: Mouthbrooder

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Mouthbrooder: (n.) Mouthbrooders (mostly cichlid fish) lay and fertilize eggs, then keep them safe in their mouths until they hatch. After the fry have hatched, the parent will often take the fry back in its mouth if there is any sign of danger.

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Carol    Silver Spring, MD

9/17/2010 6:16:37 PM

interesting. I like thise feature: brief and informative.

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