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South American Leaf Fish

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True Leaf Fish

The South American leaf fish, or true leaf fish, is an effective camouflage predator in the slow moving streams of the Brazil Amazon basin. The leaf fish looks just like a leaf and will eat fish up to one half inch in size, along with live black worms and brine shrimp. Some hobbyists have transitioned these fish to all frozen food but please don't count on it. 

Leaf fish to well in an aquarium provided the tank is low PH, anything higher than 7.4 and they will slowly fade. These fish are amazing in planted tanks!

  • Scientific name: Monocirrhus polyacanthus
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Max size: 3 inches
  • Lifespan: 8 years
  • Food: Small live feeder
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches