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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Elegant paradise fish

Elegant paradise fish

Long-snouted pipefish

Long-snouted pipefish

Short-tail freshwater pipefish

Short-tail freshwater pipefish

Opossum pipefish

Opossum pipefish

Spotted algae eater

Spotted algae eater

Altum angelfish

Altum angelfish

Cherry barb

Cherry barb

Threadfin rainbowfish

Threadfin rainbowfish

Mimic oto

Mimic oto

Long-tailed sturisoma

Long-tailed sturisoma

Tiger limia

Tiger limia

Spotted hoplo catfish

Spotted hoplo catfish

Metallic livebearer

Metallic livebearer

Opossum pipefish

Opossum pipefish

Facts

LatinMicrophis lineatus
Size95 cm
FoodSmall crustaceans, small fish, insects and worms.
HabitatRivers, lakes and brackish water.
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationEverywhere in the tropics.
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Giant pipefish

The banded freshwater pipefish is one of the largest pipefish species in the world. However, although its maximum size is 95 cm, it is rare to find one that long.

Freshwater seahorse

The pipefish is in the same family as the seahorse. Like the seahorse, the pipefish lives among the seaweed in shallow waters. Here it is well camouflaged with its long, thin body and colouring.

Dad is pregnant

In the pipefish family, the male cares for the eggs until they hatch. The female lays her eggs in a skin flap on the male’s belly – a brood pouch. The eggs are incubated here over the course of 1 month. If there is any danger, the offspring retreat back into the brood pouch.


Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi