Tucunaré

Tucunaré (Cichla spp.) is the name from indigenous Tucun=tree & Aré=friend (meaning friend of the tree). It’s present in South America, particularly in the Amazon. Tucunarés are mid size fish with 30 cm to more than 1 meter, and can weigh more than 12 kg. All species have a characteristic of a circle design seen on tail. They live in lakes, rivers and prefer still water. They feed from other fish, insects and are known to follow their prey.