Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

Neon tetra

Arowana

The interesting species of the river

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

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Chocolate cichlid

Chocolate cichlid

Yellow belly cichlid

Yellow belly cichlid

Jack dempsey

Jack dempsey

Rio grande cichlid

Rio grande cichlid

Convict cichlid

Convict cichlid

Red Terror

Red Terror

Jewelfish

Jewelfish

Saddle cichlid

Saddle cichlid

Jewelfish

Jewelfish

Facts

LatinHemichromis bimaculatus
Size14 cm
FoodCrustaceans, insect larvae , etc.
HabitatRivers and lakes
IUCN

Least concern

LocationAfrica’s western coast from South Guinea to Central Liberia.
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Underwater jewel

The jewelfish gets its name for its impressive colours and scales that sparkle like jewels.

Take good care of their young

The jewelfish will do everything in its power to protect both its eggs and its young. Nobody gets a free pass if they come too close – even our aquarists get bit when they clean the aquarium.


Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi