tropical fish


tropical fish

noun

: a small, brightly colored fish that lives in warm water in tropical areas

Full Definition of TROPICAL FISH

:  any of various small usually showy fishes of tropical origin often kept in a tropical aquarium

First Known Use of TROPICAL FISH

1931

tropical fish

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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