Abstract:The leaf fish Monocirrhus polyacanthus is an Amazon ornamental fish with a peculiar characteristic of mimicry of dead leaf form. Its mouth protrusion, slow-moving and transparent fins facilitate the capture of preys. Those are appreciated characteristics in the ornamental market, but its commercialization is based mainly on capture of wild fish (Catarino & Zuanon, 2010). Therefore, protocols for the breeding of this species in captivity are important to minimize the impact over the wild population as well as t… Show more
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