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First Live Pictures of Pristobrycon Careospinus

First Live Pictures of Pristobrycon Careospinus

First Live Pictures of Pristobrycon Careospinus “there is something down here in the deep end that looks like a piranha” In the past four years swimming and fishing in most of the rivers across Venezuela, I noticed, and was surprised, that most of the rivers that I...
Three Spotted Eartheaters

Three Spotted Eartheaters

THREE SPOTTED EARTHEATERS Satanoperca daemon are very common in most rivers south of the Apure River in Venezuela. The locals refer to them as Horse Face or Earth Suckers. There are some fish that are more common than others in the wild. Satanoperca daemon are very...
Cleared and Stained

Cleared and Stained

Cleared and Stained I try to fuse my interest in the aquarium hobby with science and art. I consider myself a person who is always trying to think “beyond the aquarium.” I travel far to swim with rare fish, meet ichthyologists, collect rare voucher specimens and field...
Ram Cichlids Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi in the Wild

Ram Cichlids Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi in the Wild

RAM CICHLIDS MIKROGEOPHAGUS RAMIREZI IN THE WILD Ram cichlids habitats vary a lot due to their extended distribution. In some flooded area habitats they can be seen migrating by the millions. After During many years of investigating and exploring continental bodies of...
The Link Between Science and Art

The Link Between Science and Art

THE LINK BETWEEN SCIENCE AND ART Creating environmental artwork is not as easy as it seems. Preparations start way before the actual expeditions take place. I usually start by asking some of the worlds best botanists, ichthyologists, and entomologists, who have teamed...
Piranha Land

Piranha Land

PIRANHA LAND I am so lucky to live in a country which is plagued with piranhas. You can say it is Piranha Land. In Venezuela, piranhas are found in five of our seven freshwater basins. Prof. Antonio Machado-Allison, a world leading piranha expert, once told me,...
Exploring a Morichal

Exploring a Morichal

EXPLORING A MORICHAL Morichales is the common name given to a group of Mauritia flexuosa palm trees. Moriche palm trees are widespread across tropical South America which are called canangucho in Colombia and aguaje in Peru. George Fear and I drove down a narrow dirt...
Apistogramma hongsloi Dwarf Cichlids in the Wild

Apistogramma hongsloi Dwarf Cichlids in the Wild

APISTOGRAMMA HONGSLOI DWARF CICHLIDS IN THE WILD Apistogramma hongsloi can be found in many streams of the Orinoco River basin, especially the ones between the Sipapo and Caura River. I have been underwater in the same spot for more than an hour, over 500 images taken...
Green Dartfish Ammocryptocharax elegans in the Wild

Green Dartfish Ammocryptocharax elegans in the Wild

GREEN DARTFISH AMMOCRYPTOCHARAX ELEGANS IN THE WILD   The Green Dartfish habitat is quite “clean” due to the strong current. Loose particles get dragged at high speed down river. Everything that floats downstream immediately gets inspected by the hungry tetras. I...