Río Xingu is ground zero for what has been called the worst environmental disaster in a generation—the highly controversial, widely reviled Belo Monte Dam. This infrastructure project, which has been in development since 1975, has been reported even in mainstream international news outlets, mainly due to the fact that its impacts will include catastrophic environmental and social costs for the entire Xingu River basin.
Wrapping up his exploration of the aquarium trade in Leticia, Colombia, Mike Tuccinardi visits one of the biggest traders in the region and fishes the Amazon
With only a limited time in Leticia, we would not be able to venture too far upstream to some of the better collecting spots, but it was clear this forested stream was teeming with fish.
Venture into Amazonas and explore Leticia, Colombia’s gateway to the Amazon and a hotspot for aquarium fish collection and trade
One of the most sought after but difficult to keep wild freshwater fish, the Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum) remains a hobby classic. Follow their journey from waters of the Orinoco to your aquarium, and get some tips on successfully acclimating them to aquarium life.