Amazon Leaf Fish, Monocirrhis polyacanthus
. Found in tropical waters
s like the blood worm
and tubificid worm
also brine shrimp
, and other small fish.
The leaf fish is very flat
and thin with the shape of a leaf
. It has a jaw
that looks like a leaf stem
and it has a stripe down its middle section that looks like a leaf vein -- therefore named the Leaf Fish.
It lies on its back
and floats on the top of the river
waiting for another fish to get close enough to snatch and eat