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Crazy Fish (Butis butis)

$19.99

An unusual Sleeper Goby that is found along nearly every coastline of the Indo-Pacific region, the Crazy Fish or Upside Down Sleeper Goby is amphidromous, which means they regularly move between freshwater in marine habitats. Their name reflects their habit of swimming upside down or at an angle, normal behavior for this species. Although they are sometimes marketed as a freshwater fish (and can be kept as such as juveniles), they will do best in light to moderate strength brackish water. Typically found in estuaries and mangrove forests, these fish are active and fast-moving predators that feed on small fish and invertebrates in the wild but are peaceful toward any tankmates too large to be eaten.

Green Scat (Scatophagus argus)

$19.99

A popular brackish water aquarium fish, the Scat occurs in three distinct color forms (green, silver, and red) which were once thought to be different species but are now all considered to be variants of the extremely widespread S. argus. Found along nearly every coastline of the Indo-Pacific region, scats are amphidromous, which means they regularly move between freshwater in marine habitats. Although they are sometimes marketed as a freshwater fish (and can be kept as such as juveniles), scats will do best in brackish or marine aquariums. The green scat is a t common color variant of S. argus, and is typically found in estuaries and mangrove forests.  Although juvenile scats can tolerate pure freshwater for a while, they will need to be transferred to a brackish or full marine aquarium later in life. A social fish often found in large aggregations, they do well in groups of 5 or more.

Indo-Pacific Tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides)Out Of Stock

Indo-Pacific Tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides)

$54.99

The Indo-Pacific Tarpon is a widely distributed predator found throughout the coastal regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Although they can tolerate full marine conditions, they are more often found in fresh or brackish water habitats close to the coast. Juvenile fish are a uniform silver, but develop a distinctive red and black trim on the tail as they grow. As an open water swimmer and predator growing to a massive adult size, the Indo-Pacific Tarpon is suitable only for the largest home aquariums.

Freshwater Lionfish/Toadfish (Allenbatrachus grunniens)Out Of Stock

Freshwater Lionfish/Toadfish (Allenbatrachus grunniens)

$29.99

A unique predatory species, the freshwater “lionfish” is actually a species of toadfish found in marine and brackish waters throughout coastal Southeast Asia. A well-camouflaged ambush predator, they lie in wait for unsuspecting smaller fish and can take down fish nearly their own size with their surprisingly large mouths. In the aquarium, they are best kept in at least lightly brackish conditions and certainly benefit from the addition of some salt.

Nandus Leaf Fish (Nandus nandus)Out Of Stock

Nandus Leaf Fish (Nandus nandus)

$14.99

A cryptic and unusual ambush predator, the Asian Leaf Fish or Nandus nandus is found throughout much of South and Southeast Asia, especially in and around coastal river systems where they inhabit both fresh and slightly brackish waters. Their body shape, coloration, and behavior allow them to mimic dead leaves and get close to unsuspecting prey items like small fish. In the aquarium, they are generally peaceful with tankmates too large to be eaten but due to their shy nature should not be kept with fast-moving or aggressive species.

Swordspine Snook (Centropomus ensiferus)Out Of Stock

Swordspine Snook (Centropomus ensiferus)

$79.99$99.99

A rare, smaller growing species of true snook found in the coastal waters of Northeastern South America, the Swordspine Snook is a unique species for a larger predator aquarium. Unlike most of their relatives, these fish are generally found in pure freshwater to slightly brackish environments, and while they occasionally migrate into strong brackish or marine waters in the wild they will thrive in a typical freshwater aquarium. A predatory fish, they will eat anything small enough to fit in their mouths although tend not to be aggressive towards tankmates.

Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus)Out Of Stock

Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus)

$29.99$49.99

A colorful and distinctive member of the open water dwelling Takifugu puffers, the Orange Saddle or Orange Spot Fugu Puffer is found in coastal waters around China and Northern Vietnam, where it inhabits pure freshwater areas, brackish estuaries, and full strength marine waters. Generally, juvenile fish tend to be found in more freshwater habitat but the species does appear to move in and out of different salinities with ease. A fast moving and extremely active fish, they should be provided with plenty of open space in the aquarium and do best with the addition of some salt. A predator in nature, they should be given a varied diet including hard-shelled items like snails, clams, or whole shrimp to wear down their sharp beaks. As with many puffer species, they can be aggressive towards tankmates so larger, fast-moving fish are the safest option but even then should be added with caution.

Bullseye Puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus)Out Of Stock

Bullseye Puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus)

$9.99$19.99

A freshwater to marine puffer found along the Pacific Coast of South and Central America, the Bullseye Puffer is a large growing and attractively marked species. When young, they are often found in pure freshwater but migrate to brackish or full marine waters as they reach adulthood. Like most puffers, they are prone to nipping the fins of other fish, so should be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates (if any). This species can be kept in  groups, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression.

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)Out Of Stock

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

$24.99

An unusual cichlid which inhabits fresh, brackish, and even occasionally pure marine habitat, the Green Chromide originates in coastal regions of Sri Lanka and Southeastern India. In the wild, it tends to be found in groups and is a social fish in the aquarium, best kept in groups of 4-6. Although they are typically found in brackish waters, they are highly adaptable and will do fine in full freshwater long term as well (slightly hard water is best). The Green Chromide is fairly peaceful for a cichlid and will usually get along with most similarly sized tankmates.

Milk-spotted Puffer (Chelonodon patoca)Out Of Stock

Milk-spotted Puffer (Chelonodon patoca)

$12.99

A widespread, medium growing species of puffer, the Milk Spotted Pufferfish can be found in brackish to marine coastal environments across most of the Indo-Pacific. An active swimmer, it is typically found in estuarine areas and mangrove swamps as juveniles while adults may migrate out to reefs or shallow seagrass flats. A predatory species, it uses its sharp beak to feed on crustaceans and bivalves in the wild. In the aquarium, they will accept a wide range of frozen protein-rich foods and the occasional live feeder shrimp.

Leaf Goblinfish (Neovespicula depressifrons)Out Of Stock

Leaf Goblinfish (Neovespicula depressifrons)

$14.99

A fascinating dwarf waspfish found in slightly brackish to marine waters in the Indo-Pacific, the Leaf Goblinfish (also known as Indian Panther Goby) only grows to an adult size of about 4″. In the wild, they are a cryptic species typically found in shallow water among vegetation or other cover. They are an ambush predator, waiting for insects larvae, small crustaceans, and tiny fish. In the aquarium, they can be challenging to wean off live foods at first but will usually accept frozen foods like brine, mysis, and bloodworms over time. An adaptable fish usually found in intertidal zones, they can handle a wide range of salinity up to full strength marine but will do well at the lower range of brackish water salinities as well.

Red Scat (Scatophagus argus)Out Of Stock

Red Scat (Scatophagus argus)

$19.99

A popular brackish water aquarium fish, the Scat occurs in three distinct color forms (green, silver, and red) which were once thought to be different species but are now all considered to be variants of the extremely widespread S. argus. Found along nearly every coastline of the Indo-Pacific region, scats are amphidromous, which means they regularly move between freshwater in marine habitats. Although they are sometimes marketed as a freshwater fish (and can be kept as such as juveniles), scats will do best in brackish or marine aquariums. The ruby scat is the least common color variant of S. argus, and is typically found in estuaries and mangrove forests.  Although juvenile scats can tolerate pure freshwater for a while, they will need to be transferred to a brackish or full marine aquarium later in life. A social fish often found in large aggregations, they do well in groups of 5 or more.

Knight Goby (Stigmatogobius sadanundio)Out Of Stock

Knight Goby (Stigmatogobius sadanundio)

$7.99

The Knight or Fan Goby is an interestingly marked, medium sized goby typically found in fresh to brackish waters throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. In the wild, they inhabit a variety of estuarine and mangrove swamp habitat, but are more often found in fresh or slightly brackish water than full marine conditions. In the aquarium, they adapt to a variety of conditions but if kept in full fresh will do best in moderately hard water. A moderately aggressive fish, dominant fish will bully other Knight Gobies unless kept in a larger group with plenty of hiding places. Knight gobies are remarkably hardy and make a unique addition to most freshwater or brackish water aquariums with similarly sized or larger tankmates.

Brackish Immaculatus Puffer (Arothron immaculatus)Out Of Stock

Brackish Immaculatus Puffer (Arothron immaculatus)

$39.99$49.99

The Immaculatus or Yellow Eye Puffer is typically found in marine and reef habitats throughout the Indo Pacific, but like several other pufferfish species it occasionally ventures into brackish water areas like estuaries and lagoons and are able to adapt to salinity as low as 10ppt. These fish were collected in mangrove swamp habitat in Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka, where salinity ranges from 10 – 18ppt. Although they will likely migrate out to the Indian Ocean as they grow, juveniles may remain in brackish conditions for extended periods. In the aquarium, we recommend a salinity of around 15ppt with a gradual increase as the fish approach adulthood. A hardy, active, and outgoing species, they will do well with similarly sized fast moving tankmates like Scats, Monos, or Chromides.

Brackish Stars and Stripes Puffer (Arothron hispidus)Out Of Stock

Brackish Stars and Stripes Puffer (Arothron hispidus)

$44.99$49.99

The Stars and Stripes or White Spotted Puffer is typically found in marine and reef habitats throughout the Indo Pacific, but like several other pufferfish species it occasionally ventures into brackish water areas like estuaries and lagoons and are able to adapt to salinity as low as 10ppt. These fish were collected in mangrove swamp habitat in Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka, where salinity ranges from 10 – 18ppt. Although they will likely migrate out to the Indian Ocean as they grow, juveniles may remain in brackish conditions for extended periods. In the aquarium, we recommend a salinity of around 15ppt with a gradual increase as the fish approach adulthood. A hardy, active, and outgoing species, they will do well with similarly sized fast moving tankmates like Scats, Monos, or Chromides.

Sharptail Goby (Oligolepis acutipennis)Out Of Stock

Sharptail Goby (Oligolepis acutipennis)

$16.99

The Sharptail goby is found in fresh, brackish, and marine waters throughout much of the Indo-Pacific but is rarely seen in the hobby. A medium sized, active fish with attractive markings and elaborate fins, this fish inhabits a wide variety of estuarine and mangrove swamp habitat, but are more often found in fresh or slightly brackish water than full marine conditions. In the aquarium, they adapt to a variety of conditions but if kept in full fresh will do best in moderately hard water. They are peaceful towards most similar-sized tankmates and with each other, although adult males may spar over territory. Our Sharptail Gobies are kept in full freshwater with the addition of a small amount of aquarium salt.

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Borneo Redline Halfbeak (Hemirhamphodon tengah)

$11.99

A rarely seen and beautifully marked species of halfbeak originating in Borneo, the Redline or Tengah Halfbeak is unlike most of its relatives as it is found not in brackish water or estuarine areas but in soft, acidic peat swamps far inland. In the aquarium, this unique surface dwelling species makes an excellent tankmate for similar Southeast Asian blackwater fish like microrasboras, dwarf or chocolate gourami, and other species found in similar warm, acidic, shallow water habitat. This species does best in small groups and in an aquarium approximating their wild habitat with tannin-rich water, minimal current, and plenty of surface cover in the form of floating vegetation or branching driftwood close to the water’s surface.