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Blackwater rivers can be found almost anywhere in Borneo. The water is soft & acidic. The colour of the water looks like tea or coffee. This is caused by the decaying vegatation in the water results in the leaching of tannins from the vegetation, resulting in transparent & acidic water.

My video clip of the river (Youtube):


Borneo sucker & flying fox (fish) swimming happily in the river (Youtube):


A blackwater river near my home:



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Nice pics as always! It is too cold right now for me to go tromping around, so I really enjoy living vicariously through you! The water level looks a bit low, does it raise up a lot with heavy rains? Just asking because I didn't see any driftwood or leaf buildup, I bet that river can really get flowing! Keep up the pics, there is no substitute for nature:D!
 

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Beautiful pictures Micheal, such a wealth of tropical wildlife in one's backyard is something many of us can only dream of.

Did you see any corydorus catfish?
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I do not think believe so as the genus of Corydoras is strictly native to South America.
 

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Awesome pictures, Mike. Can't think of anything but envy you and the place you live in.
 
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