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

Philippines crocodile

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

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Empire gudgeon

Empire gudgeon

Empire gudgeon

Empire gudgeon

Lake Kutubu rainbowfish

Lake Kutubu rainbowfish

Lake Kutubu rainbowfish

Lake Kutubu rainbowfish

Sentani rainbowfish

Sentani rainbowfish

Sentani rainbowfish

Sentani rainbowfish

Red rainbowfish

Red rainbowfish

Yellowspotted hypostomus

Yellowspotted hypostomus

Pictus catfish

Pictus catfish

Pictus catfish

Pictus catfish

Facts

LatinPimelodus pictus
Size12 cm
FoodFish, insects, small crustaceans
HabitatRivers
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationColombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil
Map

Has a secret weapon

The pictus catfish hides a little secret – it has barbs on its pectoral and dorsal fins. The barbs are shaped like a saw, which causes most predators to let go immediately.


Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Poison Frog

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi