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Silver arowana

Silver arowana

Asian arowana

Asian arowana

Black arawana

Black arawana

Zapoara

Zapoara

Disk tetra

Disk tetra

White-blotched river stingray

White-blotched river stingray

Sail fin pleco

Sail fin pleco

Dwarf goonch

Dwarf goonch

Banded leporinus

Banded leporinus

Tucanare peacock bass

Tucanare peacock bass

Watermelon Pleco

Watermelon Pleco

Ripsaw catfish

Ripsaw catfish

Lince Catfish

Lince Catfish

Tucanare peacock bass

Tucanare peacock bass

Facts

LatinCichla monoculus
Size70 cm
FoodFish
HabitatLakes, rivers and wetlands
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationSouth America in the Amazon basin
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Lies in wait

The tucunare peacock bass is the same colour as the surroundings it lives in. This enables it to lie in wait for its prey without being detected. It is not picky and will eat anything it can swallow.

Giant cichlid

The tucunare peacock bass is one of the largest cichlids. In the early years of its life, it grows quickly and can easily grow from 5 cm to 40 cm in a year. With a length of up to 70 cm, adults have few natural enemies.


Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

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