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.
Mike Tuccinardi details his first encounter with aquarium fish on his journey through the Amazon Basin outside Bogota Colombia