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Very nice guys but this is actually the South American variety (Monocirrhus polyacanthus), this thing is super cool to watch it hunt it doesnt just look like a leaf it lives as a leaf at all times. They are notoriously difficult to keep cause they prefer low ph soft water and MUST be feed live fish, I dropped a small mosquitoefish in the other day and it immediately went into hunting mode slowly stalked it to the corner then it layed completly sideways and floated to the top mimicking a floating leaf and waited till the little fish came in striking distance.

Its so camouflaged the camera has issues focusing on its outline



Kinda blurry video but you can see it extend its mouth


Heres a good write up about this neat little fish
diszhal.info/english/other/en_Monocirrhus_polyacanthus.php
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jmunroe wrote: Lol. African leaf fish? He's hiding in plain view. Nice. Will they spawn in the aquarium? I don't know a lot about them.

Yes they will just not very common this one actually came from a very skilled local breeder
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Darth Nandopsis wrote: Are those Malaysian live-bearing snails? Can you send me some if so? They keep anaerobic activity to a minimum. I want some but can't find them in Philly..... :pinch:

Yes they are and how many do you want 100?? 200?? :P ill bag some up for you and throw it on the UPS pile
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Check out my new fish!!!

Whew. Glad I am not the only one that had problems spotting the fish. :laugh:

I am still not sure I was looking at the right thing in pic 1. But cute little booger. Congrats on the new addition.
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Firestorm8215 wrote: Whew. Glad I am not the only one that had problems spotting the fish. :laugh:

I am still not sure I was looking at the right thing in pic 1. But cute little booger. Congrats on the new addition.

Thank you im really likeing them, Paul was right its the dead looking leaf right in the middle of the java fern
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Check out my new fish!!!

Get some feeder guppies & make a video!!! :evil:

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Thor84 replied the topic: Check out my new fish!!!

Very cool. I used to have an African leaf fish. Loved watching it hunt ghost shrimp.
How do you manage the ph ? Or are you blessed with 7.0 out of the faucet?
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Thor84 wrote: Very cool. I used to have an African leaf fish. Loved watching it hunt ghost shrimp.
How do you manage the ph ? Or are you blessed with 7.0 out of the faucet?


ken rigged up a peat system to soften the water .. he has a how to thread .. that i can't find .. lol
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ehall67 replied the topic: Check out my new fish!!!

yes find that how to thread I need it ..

also awesome new guy man!! love it ! great oddball fish!


and to watch him hunt ik that is a blast!

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ehall67 wrote: yes find that how to thread I need it ..

also awesome new guy man!! love it ! great oddball fish!


and to watch him hunt ik that is a blast!


here you go buddy...

www.oscarfishlover.com/forum/49--diy/301973-peat-filter?limitstart=0&start=20
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