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Cave tetra

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The interesting species of the river

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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

Zapoara

Zapoara

Facts

LatinSemaprochilodus laticeps
Size44 cm
FoodAlgae growing on rocks and dead plant matter
HabitatAlong riverbanks
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationThe Amazon basin in South America
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A rock kisser

The zapoara eats algae growing on hard surfaces. It has large lips, which are covered with tiny teeth. When it presses its lips against a rock it scrapes off the algae. This is why you can see the zapoara ‘kissing’ the rocks in the aquarium.


Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi