South American Leaf Fish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus

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Remarks: South American Leaf Fish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus) are slow-moving ambush predators. Naturally, they resemble a fallen leaf almost perfectly, giving them the perfect camouflage to hide from unsuspecting prey. They are found throughout the Amazon in large groups. They don't need a very large tank - 35 gallons will suffice for a small school - but they do require plenty of cover in the form of floating or tall vegetation. 

Their mouths are extremely large and have a small lure on the lower lip, meant to attract small fish nearby. You can see a mouth opening in the background at 0:35 in the video below!

Scientific Name: Monocirrhus polyacanthus

Common Name: South American Leaf Fish

Max Size: 4"

pH: 6.0-7.5

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-84°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

Compatibility: Species-tank or catfish that will not compete for food

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