Amazon River Basin Fish

#52 Cardinal Tetras

bright blue brilliant red / schooling cardinal tetras / dart too and fro


piraiba prowl/ Lord of mighty Amazon/ In the deep channels

#55 Festivum Cichlid

top water dweller / in streams and flooded forest / festivum cichlid

leaf fish

camouflage expert / amazing protrusal mouth / Amazon leaf fish

Tambaqui eating2

so fruitful a fish / seasonal floods provide food / giant tambaqui

black piranha

dark and dangerous / black piranha wait, lurking / red of eye and tooth


black bands on yellow / head standing leporinus / starkly camouflaged

black piranha

red of eye and tooth / waiting for the bite moment / dark and dangerous