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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

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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

Spoon face whiptail

Spoon face whiptail

Facts

LatinPlaniloricaria cryptodon
Size22 cm
FoodSmall bottom-dwelling animals
HabitatSandy and muddy bottom
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationPeru and Brazil.
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Good at hiding

The spoon face whiptail has a flat body. Just like flatfish, it can burrow into the sandy seabed to hide. If you look very carefully, you can see it on the bottom.


Poison Frog

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi