Four different fish. On the left, a flattened fish, which is a stingray. At the top, two small golder fish, which are from Geographic Photo Ark. Below them, a fish with a long, thin, downward-pointing mouth, which is an elephant fish. On the right, a large scaly fish, swimming towards us, which is a Jullien's golden carp.
Stingray by Zeb Hogan. Small golden fish from National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore. Elephant Fish by Oliver Lucanus. Jullien’s golden carp from Bristol Zoological Society

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