Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

The flooded rainforest


The interesting species of the river



Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

South America's rainforest

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool


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Banded archerfish

Banded archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

Smallscale archerfish

West African mud turtle

West African mud turtle

Paraguay pleco

Paraguay pleco

Bala Shark

Bala Shark

Paraguay pleco

Paraguay pleco


LatinHypostomus latifrons (L051, L281)
Size30 cm
FoodBottom-living animals and algae
HabitatRivers and lakes

Not evaluated

LocationParaguay and Argentina

Comes out at night

The paraguay pleco is night active, which means that you will often find it hidden among the roots and rocks. Can you spot its hiding place?

A rare sight

The paraguay pleco is only found in a very few public aquariums in the world. We have 2 males and 2 females and we hope they will breed. If they do, we will be the first to breed this particular species in captivity.

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi