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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

Red rainbowfish

Red rainbowfish

Facts

LatinGlossolepis incisus
Size15 cm
FoodSmall crustaceans, insects and worms
HabitatBetween aquatic plants in lakes and tributaries
IUCN

Vulnerable

Vulnerable. The greatest threat is pollution of its habitat

LocationLake Sentani in Indonesia
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Super-swimmer

The red rainbowfish lives in fast-flowing rivers. With its narrow body, it can easily swim against the current. It is an extremely strong swimmer and can actually swim vertically up a waterfall.

Colourful male

The male red rainbowfish is a bright red colour with shiny scales – he needs to look good if he wants to attract a female.

Hunchbacked

With age, the male develops a pronounced hump on his back. The hump shows who is the strongest. When it comes time to mate, the females prefer the male with the biggest hump.


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