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Fish from Venezuela

Venezuela sits to the north of South America, but has a wide range of habitats in which fish live. The country includes part of the Andes to the west, coastal mangrove forests in the north, and much rainforest both lowland and higher altitude cloud forest. Many of the species most often seen in the aquarium trade are the lowland Amazonian species: catfish, dwarf cichlids and characins - but also livebearers. Check out the profiles of some Venezuelan aquarium fish below.

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Apistogramma hongsloi
Corydoras adolfoi Adolfo's cory cat
Corydoras aeneus Bronze corycat
Gasteropelecus sternicla Silver hatchet fish
Lasiancistrus tentaculatus Woodeating Lasiancistrus
Papiliochromis ramirezi Ram
Paracheirodon axelrodi Cardinal Tetra
Poecilia reticulata Guppy
Poecilia sp. Endlers Livebearer
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Tiger shovelnose catfish








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Great first fish! Livebearers are unlike other fish in that they do not lay eggs; the young develop inside the mother and when born are significantly larger than the offspring of similarly sized egglayers. Species such as the guppy, platy and swordtail are incredibly prolific and are some of the best known, and most colouful aquarium species


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