Heterotis niloticus

6. July 2007

As next the relative of the largest truly freshwater fish Arapaima gigas Heterotis niloticus has a large attractiveness. With a maximum length of scarcely about one meter it is however more suitable for the aquarium maintenance than its South American relatives. In Africa they originally inhabit different waters types south the Sahara. A difference to all the other bonytongues lies in the way they nourish. It feeds mostly on plankton, being the only plankton-feeder of the Osteoglossidae. Since only few specimen were imported, prospective customers for these rarities should contact us soon.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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