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Spadetail Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus maculatus)

$22.99

A stunningly marked and rarely seen dwarf cichlid, the Spadetail Checkerboard Cichlid grows slightly larger and displays more intense adult coloration than its more well known relative the common Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus). Found in the clearwater Tapajos as well as some surrounding Amazon tributaries, this dwarf cichlid will do best in an aquarium with ample cover in the form of driftwood, live or artificial plants, or other decor.

Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

$8.99$9.99

A longtime favorite in the hobby due to its unique pattern, small size, and peaceful behavior, the Bolivian Ram originates in the Southern reaches of the Amazon Basin. It is now commercially bred worldwide and is among the most hardy dwarf cichlid species, ideal for beginners. A great species for planted or community tanks, they can be slightly territorial towards each other but will rarely bother other fish.

Electric Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

$8.99

A spectacularly colored line bred variant of the popular Ram or Butterfly Dwarf Cichlid, the Electric Blue Ram is a small, peaceful cichlid ideal for most community aquariums. With their uniform vivid blue coloration, they make an impressive display fish in a planted or aquascaped aquarium and will get along well with most tankmates. In the aquarium, they can be sensitive to fluctuating water quality and will do best in slightly soft water with frequent partial water changes. Like most cichlids they may fight among themselves for territory so a medium sized aquarium with plenty of cover and shelter is best to keep a group.

Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)

$10.99

One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. These fish originate from the Rio Nanay in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

German Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

$7.99$11.99

A brightly colored line bred variant of the popular Ram or Butterfly Dwarf Cichlid, the German Blue Ram is a small, peaceful cichlid ideal for most community aquariums. With their vibrant combination of yellow, blue, and black coloration, they make an impressive display fish in a planted or aquascaped aquarium and will get along well with most tankmates. In the aquarium, they can be sensitive to fluctuating water quality and will do best in slightly soft water with frequent partial water changes. Like most cichlids they may fight among themselves for territory so a medium sized aquarium with plenty of cover and shelter is best to keep a group.

Apistogramma eremnopyge

$22.99

An uncommonly seen dwarf cichlid in the ‘bitaeniata’ group of Apistogramma, A. eremnopyge is found in several blackwater tributaries of the middle Amazon in Peru. This species is a colorful, medium growing Apisto with males featuring vivid red coloration on the face and blue along the dorsal surface. This species prefers soft, acidic water and will do best with the addition of some tannins to the water and ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Pinstripe Damba Cichlid (Paretroplus menarambo)

$29.99

A rarely seen species of Madagascan Cichlid, the Pinstripe Damba or Menarambo Cichlid is a large growing, bold and active species found in a few rivers and lakes in Northwestern Madagascar. In the wild, they are critically endangered due to habitat destruction and competition from introduced species like Tilapia, but tank-bred specimens are available from time to time in the hobby. It was considered extinct in the wild for some time until a small wild population was recently discovered. Like some of the other members of its genus, P. menarambo is often found in shoals in the wild, and will do best in a group of 5 or more. Aggressive and often extremely territorial, they are best kept in a species tank or with other robust, large tankmates that are not at risk of being picked on. Pinstripe Damba are voracious eaters, and should be fed a varied diet including some algae or vegetable based foods.

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Xingu Apistogramma (Apistogramma agassizzi ‘Xingu’)

$12.49

A colorful and rarely seen dwarf cichlid, the Xingu Apistogramma is found in shallow areas of the fast-moving clear water Rio Xingu in Eastern Brazil. Like most Apistogramma species, they will do best in a tank with peaceful tankmates like small tetras or dwarf rainbows – or in a species tank if breeding is to be attempted. The Xingu Apistogramma requires excellent water quality and regular partial water changes will ensure they thrive in the aquarium.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.

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Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides)

$10.99

One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves. These tank bred fish have been line bred to display vibrant reds and blacks in the tail and dorsal fins.

Note on Apistogramma sp. sexes:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs on request, we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

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Wild Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

$8.99

A longtime favorite in the hobby due to its vibrant color, small size, and peaceful behavior, the Blue Ram originates in the Llanos region of Colombia and Venezuela, where it is found in small, shallow streams and pools known as morichales. Although it has been commercially bred for generations in many dfiferent color forms, the wild form remains deservedly popular while being hardy and undemanding in the aquarium. It is among the most hardy of the dwarf cichlid species, ideal for beginners. A great species for planted or community tanks, they can be slightly territorial towards each other but will rarely bother other fish.

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Apistogramma macmasteri ‘Tame’

$14.99

A beautiful wild form of the popular Apistogramma macmasteri, this peaceful and active dwarf cichlid is found in blackwater creeks and extreme shallow waters around the Rio Arauca in Colombia. A hardy and undemanding species, males will develop vivid red and yellow patches on the ventral and caudal fins when mature.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.

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Apistogramma rubrolineata

$29.99

One of the more colorful dwarf cichlids and a relatively new fish to the hobby, this Apistogramma originates in the streams and small creeks of Southern Peru in the Madre de Dios river basin, and a separate population is known from neighboring Bolivia. When it was first collected and imported, it was known as “Apistogramma sp. “Manu”. A larger growing and hardy dwarf cichlid. they make for an impressive display fish in any small to medium-sized aquarium.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.

Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus)Out Of Stock

Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus)

$9.99$13.99

An attractive and peaceful dwarf cichlid, the Checkerboard Cichlid is found in acidic, blackwater streams in the Orinoco and Negro river basins in Brazil and Colombia. Typically found in extreme shallow water in and around dense piles of fallen leaves, they are social fish and do best in groups of 5 or more (or as male/female pairs). A good community fish in most cases, they appreciate plenty of cover and are ideal fish for planted aquariums.

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Double Red Agassizi Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma agassizi ‘double red’)

$14.99

One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma agassizi (also known as Agassiz’s Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains, with the ‘Double Red’ strain being among the more colorful varieties. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on Apistogramma sp. sexes:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs on request, we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Apistogramma 'Inka 50' Pair (Apistogramma baenschi)Out Of Stock

Apistogramma ‘Inka 50’ Pair (Apistogramma baenschi)

$39.99

A colorful and attractively patterned Apistogramma, the “Inka 50” , “High Fin Nijssenni”, or A188 is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest along the Huallaga River Drainage in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater (Biotodoma wavrini)Out Of Stock

Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater (Biotodoma wavrini)

$14.99$24.99

A peaceful smaller cichlid found throughout the Rio Orinoco and Rio Negro drainages , the Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater is both beautifully marked and rarely seen in the hobby. A social species, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species. A close relative of the more well known species in the genus Geophagus, they will sift through sand looking for food particles and are generally planted tank safe.

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Peru ‘Diadema’ Cichlid (Aequidens sp. ‘jenaro herrera’)

$17.99

The Peru Diadema Cichlid, or Royal Acara, is a colorful, medium-sized cichlid found in the Peruvian Amazon in a wide variety of habitat types. A hardy and colorful fish, they are fairly aggressive for their small adult size and are best kept with larger cichlids or dither species like silver dollars or other large characins. They make a great addition to a large cichlid community aquarium.

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Krobia xinguensis

$39.99

A rare, medium-growing dwarf cichlid from Brazil’s Rio Xingu, Krobia xinguensis is found in shallow, clear water areas of moderate flow. In the aquarium, they are a hardy and colorful fish with adults developing bright red coloration around the face. Relatively peaceful for a cichlid, they may be aggressive towards conspecifics or similar-looking cichlid species.

Banded Apisto (Apistogramma bitaeniata) - Wild NanayOut Of Stock

Banded Apisto (Apistogramma bitaeniata) – Wild Nanay

$9.99

The Banded or Bitaeniata Apisto is found throughout much of the Amazon in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil and is known to have many regional color forms. Like most Apistos, it is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest in warm, acidic water. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Sunset Apisto (Apistogramma atahualpa)Out Of Stock

Sunset Apisto (Apistogramma atahualpa)

$12.99

One of the most strikingly colorful and attractively patterned Apistogramma, the Sunset or Atahualpa Apisto is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest along the lower Itaya River Drainage in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

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Krobia guianensis

$74.99

A medium – growing cichlid found throughout much of the Guiana Shield drainages, Krobia guianensis is attractively marked and fairly peaceful, making them ideal for a mixed species South American Cichlid community. A hardy and undemanding fish, they prefer soft, acidic water but are adaptable in the aquarium.

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Bandit Cichlid (Guianacara geayi)

$12.99

A medium growing cichlid found in the soft, acidic waters of Guyana and Suriname, the Bandit or Geayi Cichlid is named for the distinct stripe covering both eyes. In the aquarium, they are active, interesting fish which will often sift sand through their gills like an eartheater as well as rearrange decor like plants or leaf litter. They are somewhat aggressive despite their relatively small adult size and will typically hold their own with similar or larger moderate to aggressive cichlids. Bandit Cichlids will typically get along in groups of 5 or more as long as ample space for territories and structure in the form of driftwood, caves, and plants is provided. They are a hardy and entertaining aquarium fish that will adapt to most conditions.

Panduro Apisto (Apistogramma panduro) - WildOut Of Stock

Panduro Apisto (Apistogramma panduro) – Wild

$12.49

The Panduro or Pandurini Apisto is one of the more attractively colored Dwarf Cichlids in the hobby, with mature males displaying a unique sky blue coloration. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Giant Checkerboard / Hercules Cichlid (Crenicara punctulata)Out Of Stock

Giant Checkerboard / Hercules Cichlid (Crenicara punctulata)

$12.99

A rarely imported dwarf cichlid found throughout parts of the Amazon and Essequibo River basins in South America, the Giant Checkerboard or Hercules Cichlid is a colorful and entertaining species ideal for a small to medium planted or mixed species community aquarium. Like the more common Checkerboard Cichlid (D. filamentosus), these are a social dwarf cichlid, often found in large groups in the wild. They tend to stay close to the bottom level of the aquarium and will do best with sand substrate and plenty of cover in the form of driftwood, live plants, rockwork or caves.