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Royal Farlowella (Sturisomatichthys aureus)

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A unique, stick-shaped Loricariid found throughout the Pacific coastal drainages of Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, the Royal Farlowella can be found in a variety of habitats including fast-flowing streams and slow blackwater creeks. They are often found heavily camouflaged on or near stands of driftwood and in the aquarium should be given plenty of cover as well as open areas of substrate. A grazer and omnivore, they will do best when offered a varied diet of herbivore and carnivore diets such as Repashy gel diet, Fluval Bug Bites pellets, frozen foods and fresh vegetables.

Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

$14.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Rio Tigre Zebra Oto inhabits Peru’s Rio Tigre, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamened algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. ‘Peru Orange’)

$14.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Rio Orange Zebra Oto inhabits Peru’s upper Rio Nanay, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamented algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus) – Group of 5

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One of the most popular aquarium algae eaters (and for good reason), the Oto Cat or Otocinclus is a small, schooling suckermouth catfish found throughout much of South America. There are several species commonly imported for the aquarium trade, but of these the larger, more robust species found in the Colombian Amazon (O. cf. macrospilus) is probably the hardiest and best choice for most aquariums. Safe for all planted tanks and compatible with any peaceful tankmates, the Amazon Oto will feed readily on diatom and other forms of nuisance algae in the aquarium but should be supplemented regularly with sinking veggie-based foods, gel diet, and fresh vegetables like zucchini or romaine lettuce.

Batik Nerite Snail (Neritina cf. variegata)

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The Batik or variegated Nerite Snail is one of the more attractively patterned species in the genus Neritina and is found in a wide range of brackish to pure freshwater habitats in Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific. Like most Nerite snails, they are extremely popular in the aquarium hobby due to their voracious appetite for nuisance algae, including diatoms and filamentous algae. They are plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium, paludarium, or aquascaped/planted tank. These snails can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

True Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus cf. siamensis)

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One of the most sought after and effective of all of the so-called “algae eaters” in the aquarium hobby, the Siamese Algae Eater (commonly abbreviated SAE) or Flying Fox is an active, medium-sized social fish that feeds on a variety of common nuisance algae species in the aquarium. They will graze on diatom algae films on glass and decor as well as the difficult to eradicate black hair or black beard algae. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, they are live plant safe and hardy additions to most medium to large community aquariums.

Ceylon Algae Eater (Garra ceylonensis)

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The Ceylon Algae Eater or Stone Sucker is a medium growing species found in clearwater rocky streams throughout much of Sri Lanka, where it is found in loose aggregations feeding on algae growths and vegetation among the substrate. In the aquarium, they are an active fish and useful grazer that will readily eat diatom and other forms of nuisance algae. Hardy and adaptable, they are best kept in a group of 3-5 specimens.

Common Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria eigenmanni)

$8.99

A peaceful, medium growing and uniquely shaped Loricariid, the Common Whiptail has been a popular oddball fish in the hobby for many years. They are an effective algae grazer, mostly live plant safe, and will live peacefully with nearly all tankmates, making them a unique addition to a medium to large community aquarium. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae on glass and decor in the aquarium.

Doctor Fish (Garra rufa)

$4.49

A lively and effective grazer and scavenger, the Doctor Fish or Pedicure Fish is found in watersheds throughout the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean but is now bred commercially for the aquarium trade. A small, hardy, loosely schooling species, the Doctor Fish gets its name for its use in so-called “fish spas” in Asia, where human clients can get “pedicures” from large numbers of these fish, which will actively graze on dead skin when hungry. In the aquarium, they make an excellent algae eater and grazer but should be provided with a varied diet including plenty of protein. A social species, they will do best in groups of 3-5 or more.

L235 Flyer Pleco (Pseudolithoxus anthrax)

$49.99

An attractive, medium-sized pleco found in the warm, fast-moving waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Veneuela, the Flyer Pleco is well adapted for life in the rapids. In nature, the species is largely herbivorous, feeding on algae mats, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biofilms, but as with most herbivorous plecos they take in plenty of insect larvae, crustaceans, and other protein sources. In the aquarium, they are best kept in conditions similar to their wild habitat, with warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current and cover in the form of rocks and caves. A varied diet including plenty of vegetable matter will ensure this species thrives long-term.

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L244 Black Spotted Flyer Pleco (Pseudolithoxus dumus)

$59.99 $44.99

An attractive, medium-sized pleco found in the warm, fast-moving waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Veneuela, the Black Spotted Flyer or Dumus Pleco is not commonly seen in the hobby. In nature, the species is largely herbivorous, feeding on algae mats, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biofilms, but as with most herbivorous plecos they take in plenty of insect larvae, crustaceans, and other protein sources. In the aquarium, they are best kept in conditions similar to their wild habitat, with warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current and cover in the form of rocks and caves. A varied diet including plenty of vegetable matter will ensure this species thrives long-term.

Tiger Nerite Snail (Neritina semiconca)

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The Tiger or Red Spotted Nerite Snail is a beautifully patterned and colorful species found in the coastal rivers and estuaries around the island of Java and the other Sunda Islands. Like most Nerites, they are found in a wide range of brackish to pure freshwater habitats in Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific. This is a medium-growing Nerite and are extremely popular in the aquarium hobby due to their voracious appetite for nuisance algae, including diatoms and filamentous algae. Plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium, paludarium, or aquascaped/planted tank, these snails can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon cf. diadema)

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The Horned or Thorny Nerite Snail is a unique species named for its numerous points or horns extending from their shells. Like most Nerites, they are found in a wide range of brackish to pure freshwater habitats in Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific. This is one of the smaller Nerites and are extremely popular in the aquarium hobby due to their voracious appetite for nuisance algae, including diatoms and filamentous algae. Plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium, paludarium, or aquascaped/planted tank, these snails can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

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Zebra Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis)

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The Zebra Nerite Snail is an ornately patterned species of snail known for their voracious appetites for nuisance algae in the aquarium.  They are plant safe and a great addition to any freshwater aquarium without snail predators.  The can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

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Dragon Loricaria (Rhadinoloricaria sp. ‘Caqueta’)

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A unique and heavily armored Loricaria from the fast-flowing waters of Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, the Dragon Loricaria is a gentle giant in the aquarium and an impressive addition to an appropriately large tank. Coming from fast moving, well-oxygenated waters they prefer a significant amount of water movement and an ideal setup would include large open stretches of sandy substrate and some flat rocks. They will eat a variety o foods, with a preference for vegetable matter or whole fresh veggies.

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Tefena Whiptail Loricaria (Loricaria sp. ‘Tefena’)

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The Tefena Whiptail Loricaria is an attractively marked medium sized Loricariid found throughout much of Colombia in sandy and rocky shallow water habitat. An omnivore and grazer, they will readily feed on algae or vegetable matter along with more protein rich foods. In the aquarium, they are not shy, and will often be seen perched above the substrate in the middle of the tank. Any tank housing this species should offer plenty of open sandy or rocky areas for them to stake out territories.

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Burmese Humphead Garra (Garra salweenica)

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A unique grazing species from the Salween River along the Thai-Myanmar border, the Humphead Garra is found in rocky, fast-flowing habitat and makes a unique and active grazer for a larger aquarium.

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Stick Catfish / Common Farlowella (Farlowella acus)

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A unique suckermouth catfish that truly lives up to its common name, the Stick Catfish or Common Farlowella is an algae and biofilm grazing species found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the wild, their twig-like appearance is effective camouflage against predators and allows them to graze on sunken tree branches and driftwood. In the aquarium, they are usually active and outgoing algae grazers that do a great job with diatoms and hair algae both on the glass and on decor. Safe for planted aquaria, they are compatible with nearly any tankmates.

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Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)

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A recently developed and sought after strain of the popular Bristlenose Pleco, the Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus displays unmistakable greenish coloration paired with extremely long, flowing fins. Like all Bristlenose Plecos, they are exceptional algae eaters, grazing on diatoms and other nuisance algae in the aquarium. They are also plant and invertebrate safe, making them a unique and colorful addition to planted or aquascaped tanks.

L031 Peppermint Pleco (Parancistrus nudiventris)Out Of Stock

L031 Peppermint Pleco (Parancistrus nudiventris)

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An attractive, medium-sized pleco found in the warm, fast-moving waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Peppermint Pleco or L031 is popular in the aquarium hobby due to its distinctive white spotted pattern and unique body shape. In nature, the species is largely herbivorous, feeding on algae mats, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biofilms, but as with most herbivorous plecos they take in plenty of insect larvae, crustaceans, and other protein sources. In the aquarium, they are best kept in conditions similar to their wild habitat, with warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current and cover in the form of rocks and caves. A varied diet including plenty of vegetable matter will ensure this species thrives long-term.

L067 Yellow Seam Pleco (Pseudancistrus asurini)Out Of Stock

L067 Yellow Seam Pleco (Pseudancistrus asurini)

$49.99

An attractive, medium-sized pleco found in the warm, fast-moving waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Yellow Seam or L067 Pleco is a recently described species not common in the aquarium hobby. In nature, the species is largely herbivorous, feeding on algae mats, terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biofilms, but as with most herbivorous plecos they take in plenty of insect larvae, crustaceans, and other protein sources. In the aquarium, they are best kept in conditions similar to their wild habitat, with warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current and cover in the form of rocks and caves. A varied diet including plenty of vegetable matter will ensure this species thrives long-term. The genus Pseudancistrus is often known as “bearded plecos” as males will develop impressive rigid bristles around the outer rim of their snouts.