Florida Everglades Cichlid Invasion in Key Largo, Florida Keys

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Florida Everglades Cichlid Invasion Fish Identification Training

Since 1983, the Mayan cichlid, an exotic fish species from Central America, has been spreading rapidly through the mangrove swamps of the Florida Everglades.

Florida Keys mangrove swamps and other wetlands areas of the Florida Everglades have been invaded by this fish.

They eat a variety of grasses and smaller fishes, invertebrates, and eggs, including those of the Florida apple snail, the primary food of the endangered Everglades snail kite.

They are in turn food for wading birds such as snowy egrets.

Since they have a natural predator they are not a current massive problem to the environment like some snakes and other non-native fish and creatures.

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Florida Everglades Cichlid Invasion Fish Identification Training
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