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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

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

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African clawed frog

African clawed frog

Six-banded Distichodus

Six-banded Distichodus

Congo tetra

Congo tetra

Ansorge's cichlid

Ansorge's cichlid

Butterfly fish

Butterfly fish

Snow Pleco

Snow Pleco

Sierra leone dwarf tetra

Sierra leone dwarf tetra

Sierra leone dwarf tetra

Sierra leone dwarf tetra

Facts

LatinLadigesia roloffi
Size4 cm
FoodCrustaceans, insect larvae , etc.
HabitatRivers
IUCN

Endangered

Threatened by mining, urban developments and deforestation, which destroys its habitat.

LocationSierra Leone
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Colourful male

The dwarf tetra is a shoal fish. The male turns neon green with a bright orange fin and uses his beautiful colours to impress females. The female is less colourful.


Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi