EARTH A New Wild

Wonderful Cichlids: Eating Dirt

Clip: Episode 5 | 1m 3s

Some species of cichlid, which eat tiny insects and crustaceans, will swallow mouthfuls of sand. They then suck out animals like microscopic shrimp and filter out a cloud of sand through their gills. Video courtesy of Jay Stauffer.

Aired: 02/04/15

Rating: NR

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