tropical fish

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tropical fish

Any of various small, brightly colored fishes native to tropical waters and often kept in home aquariums.
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trop′ical fish′

any of numerous small, usu. colorful fishes native to the tropics and often kept in home aquariums.
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On my right hand there were lines of fishing stakes re- sembling a mysterious system of half-submerged bamboo fences, incomprehensible in its division of the domain of tropical fishes, and crazy of aspect as if abandoned for- ever by some nomad tribe of fishermen now gone to the other end of the ocean; for there was no sign of human habitation as far as the eye could reach.
It sold animals of all shapes and sizes, but it was tropical fish where Mark carved out a niche for the business.
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EVENING End the day in the Maldives, watching the sunset over the turquoise lagoon where I have spent the last few hours swimming with tropical fish and turtles.
A PURE water supplier for window cleaners, car valeting businesses and even tropical fish owners has launched its first service in Wales on a Saltney storage park.
Tropical fish enthusiast Robert Day is the only man in the UK currently making hotels and caves for fish out of slate, meaning he's fast becoming a big fish in a small pond.
Written and illustrated by Jarvis (creator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth), Terry and his mates - Cilla the crab (possibly the best name ever given to a crab) and Steve the sea snail - are having a rollicking time goofing about in Coral Reef City, until Terry catches a glimpse of some tropical fish that are too aloof to join in.
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Oswestry, United Kingdom, March 10, 2016 --( BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management students at North Shropshire College's (NSC) Walford Campus have redesigned one of the fish tanks in the Reception area of the Harris Centre; the aquarium contains various tropical fish from across the world.

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