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EARTH A New Wild | Clip | Wonderful Cichlids: Eating Dirt

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.

S1 E5 | 0:01:03 | AIRED: 2/4/2015 |
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