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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

Neon tetra

Arowana

Philippines crocodile

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

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Altum angelfish

Altum angelfish

Flame-back Bleeding Heart Tetra

Flame-back Bleeding Heart Tetra

Bleeding heart tetra

Bleeding heart tetra

Burgess' Cory

Burgess' Cory

Sterba´s Cory

Sterba´s Cory

Giant peruvian marbled whiptail

Giant peruvian marbled whiptail

Giant Whiptail Catfish

Giant Whiptail Catfish

Spoon face whiptail

Spoon face whiptail

South American river flounder

South American river flounder

Argentine humphead

Argentine humphead

Argentine humphead

Argentine humphead

Spotted algae eater

Spotted algae eater

Silver flying fox

Silver flying fox

Colombian Blue Eyed Pleco

Colombian Blue Eyed Pleco

South American river flounder

South American river flounder

Facts

LatinHypoclinemus mentalis
Size22 cm
FoodCrustaceans, insect larvae and fish
HabitatRivers, lakes and brackish water.
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorthern part of South America.
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Freshwater flounder

One of the most common flatfish in the Amazon river. It is spread throughout most of the Amazon region and often mistaken for other species. There are more than 10 species of freshwater flounder in South America. They are all masters of the art of camouflage.

Chameleon of the river

Like other flatfish, the South American river flounder can change colour to match the pattern of the riverbed. This helps to keep it hidden from predators. Look carefully. Do you see any of them in the aquarium?


Poison Frog

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi