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


http://pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild
Premieres Wednesdays February 4-25, 2015 on PBS

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.

Credit: Jay Stauffer