A journey to the amazon jungle turns up some beutiful and rare fish. follow along as the author takes you with him knee deep in the Rio Negro.

 

Almost there!!! The bank, close too where the village is.copia-de-p1300063

 

 

One of the many uninvited guests.

One of the many uninvited guests.

Some of the inhabitants werent so pretty as the fish i hoped to catch…

The first location where i fished. Note the splash tetra in the photo.

Habitat photo. Note the splash tetra in the photo

 

A more precise location of where i fished

A more precise location of where i fished

 

The net i used. The frame is PVC and the mesh is normal window screen.

The net i used. The frame is PVC and the mesh is normal window screen.

 

My first fish collected at this site, Copella sp.!!!

My first fish collected at this site, Copella sp.!!!

Chocolate cichlid, hypselecara coryphaienoides juvinile. This specimen, though only 2 1/2 inches long was by far the largest specimen collected.

Chocolate cichlid, hypselecara coryphaienoides juvinile. This specimen, though only 2 1/2 inches long was by far the largest specimen collected.

Finally after catching only tiny juvie chocolate cichlids i caught one that i was able to properly ID  as H.   coryphainoides 

 

 

Satanoperca jurupari recently collected from the wild.

Satanoperca jurupari recently collected from the wild.

 What a surprize! this was on my whish list for a while before a single male apeared in my nets!!! I caught it shoaling along with some acarichthys.
CONTINUED IN PART TWO
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About Hudson

Fish enthusiast in the heart of the Amazon.

One response »

  1. Miranda says:

    Nice photos and great post! Everytime we see a fish we think of you (especially when we flip through the fish pictures on Matthew’s laptop!) 😀

    Thanks Miranda!!!
    Cant wait to see you again in Canada!!!

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