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Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)

$10.99$24.99

The Red Hook Silver Dollar is a popular, colorful schooling fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A relatively peaceful fish, they do best in groups of 5 or more and make an excellent “dither” fish for large cichlids or other predatory fish species. They also add activity to the upper levels larger aquariums with their constant, rapid swimming and close schooling behavior.

Spotted Silver Dollar (Metynnis lippincottianus)

$12.99$34.99

A colorful and attractively marked relative of the common Silver Dollar – a longtime hobby favorite – the Spotted Silver Dollar is a large schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon basin. Although it grows to a fairly large size as an adult, they are hardy and active aquarium fish and make excellent dither fish for large cichlids or in a mixed species community tank of appropriate size. An omnivore in nature, they will eat almost any food offered but should be given a varied diet including some vegetable based foods.

Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus) – Group of 10

$29.99$34.99

A hobby classic, the Rummynose Tetra has been popular with generations of aquarium keepers due to its high contrast coloration, peaceful nature, and active schooling behavior. Their characteristic red “nose” is a good indicator of water quality as it will be most vibrant when the fish are healthy and in warm, slightly acidic water. Unfortunately, inbreeding and hybridization of this fish in the aquarium trade have caused many tank raised specimens to lose some of their best color; we offer carefully acclimated wild collected specimens that exhibit vibrant coloration. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they make ideal inhabitants for medium to large planted tanks.

Ruby Tetra (Axelrodia riesei) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

A stunning dwarf tetra found in Colombia’s Rio Meta drainage, the Ruby Tetra lives up to its name, exhibiting a deep red coloration throughout its entire body. With an adult size of only 1″, they are an ideal nano aquarium fish and are deservedly popular with planted aquarium hobbyists as well. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, the Ruby Tetra is an active and hardy fish which will display their best color in a large group an when kept in ideal water conditions.

Red Beckford’s Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi ‘red’) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

The Red form of the popular Beckford’s or Golden Pencilfish is a selectively bred strain which has been developed by breeders over generations to give the fish a vibrant red coloration. One of the hardiest pencilfish, they are well-suited for a peaceful community aquarium and are popular with aquascapers and planted tank hobbyists due to their color and interesting behavior. With their small adult size, they also make a great fish for nano aquariums as well. In the aquarium, they are relatively easy to care for, but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

Chili / Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) – Group of 10 Fish

$29.99

An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Chili, Mosquito, or Brigittae Rasbora is found in warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their vibrant red color and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. In the aquarium, they are hardy and will generally thrive under a wide range of conditions but will exhibit their best color if kept in warm, slightly soft water and in a group of 10 or more.

Eques Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

The Eques or Diptail Pencilfish is a widely distributed loosely schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins.With their distinctive ‘head up’ posture (which helps them remain invisible to predators in the wild) and peaceful demeanor they have been a popular fish in the freshwater hobby for decades. Typically found in warm, extremely shallow waters alongside other tetra species, they prefer soft, acidic water conditions but are adaptable in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, they are relatively easy to care for but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

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Costae Tetra (Moenkhausia costae) – Group of 5 Fish

$34.99 $23.99

A rarely seen and highly sought-after species of schooling tetra, the Costae or Blackline Tetra is found in the shallow reaches of the Rio Sao Francisco and its tributaries in Southern Brazil. An extremely active species, they form large schools or shoals in the wild as a defense from predation. In the aquarium, their fast-moving nature and unique tail stripe pattern adds flash and movement to the middle and upper levels of the aquarium which has made them extremely popular with planted tank hobbyists and aquascapers. A hardy species, they are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions but should be kept in a well-covered aquarium as they are likely to jump. As a shoaling species, they should be kept in larger groups, with 5 fish being the minimum (more fish are better if space allows).

Albino Red Pacu (Piaractus brachypomum ‘albino’)

$18.99$24.99

One of the larger fish in the Amazon Basin, and an important food fish throughout most of the its range, the Red Belly Pacu is a beautifully marked “gentle giant” suitable for only the largest private aquariums, indoor ponds, or public displays. In the wild, this fish is an opportunistic grazer, which feeds primarily on fallen fruit and nuts from trees overhanging the rivers edge habitat where they are usually found. They are a hardy species, tolerant of a wide range of water conditions – but given their huge size and equally large appetite they will require significant filtration and regular water changes. The Red Pacu will accept almost any frozen or prepared food in the aquarium but should be offered a varied diet heavy in vegetable matter. The Albino morph of this fish only recently entered the market from commercial farms where they are raised primarily as food fish.

Sailfin Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myleus setiger)

$79.99

A rarely seen species of Myleus (commonly referred to as Silver Dollars in the trade), the Sailfin Red Hook or Myleus setiger originates in the rivers and streams of Guyana and Suriname. It has only rarely been seen in the aquarium hobby, but adults develop extremely elongated, deep red dorsal and anal fins as well as a reticulated or blotchy pattern on the body. These tank-bred specimens from Asia are a new and rare offering.

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

One of the more vividly colored small tetras in the hobby, the Ember Tetra or Amandae Tetra originates in the upper Araguaia River in Southern Brazil, although nearly all specimens in the hobby are commercially bred in Asia. A hardy and adaptable fish, they make an excellent addition to most community aquariums and are especially impressive as a small school in a planted or aquascaped tank. Like most schooling tetras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more.

Neolamprologus multifasciatus – Group of 5 Fish

$54.99$64.99

One of the most popular of the shell-dwelling species of small cichlids found in Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, the Multi Shell Dweller makes for a unique display fish due to their vivid pattern and bold, fascinating behavior. In the wild, these dwarf cichlids inhabit dense fields of empty snail shells at the bottom of the lake, where each fish will stake a territory in an individual shell and defend it from others. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable but prefer alkaline water and should be provided with shells or similar structure for them to establish territories in.

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) – Group of 10

$24.99$29.99

One of the most popular and instantly recognizable freshwater aquarium fish, the Neon Tetra originates from the waters of the Rio Ucayali in Peru, where they tend to inhabit shallow clear or white water streams in large shoals. Given their worldwide popularity, this species has been farmed on a massive scale in Asia, Europe, and the US for decades now and wild fish are relatively rare in the hobby. With their vivid red and blue coloration, peaceful demeanor, and schooling behavior they are one of the best aquarium fish species in the hobby for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they will get along with most other peaceful tankmates and will thrive in most setups.

Blue Axelrodi Rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi ‘blue’) – Group of 5 Fish

$24.99

An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Blue Axelrodi Rasbora or Blue Neon Rasbora is found in warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their iridescent blue color and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. In the aquarium, they will do best when kept in warm, slightly soft water and require excellent water quality to thrive. Like most rasboras, they will do best in a group of 10 or more fish.

Dot Dash Leporinus (Leporinus steyermarki)

$7.99$59.99

An uncommon and attractively marked species of Leporinus, the Dot Dash Leporinus is found throughout the Orinoco Basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It is found in a variety of habitat types, from fast flowing waters to shallow blackwater swamps. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups of 3-5 or more as they are a social fish. While they can be prone to nipping fins on slow moving tankmates, they make excellent dither fish for medium to large South American Cichlids or other fast moving larger fish.

Silver Hatchet (Gasteropelecus sternicla)

$5.99

Probably the most commonly kept species of the popular surface dwelling Hatchetfish, the Silver Hatchet has a wide distribution in South America, ranging from the middle Amazon and Orinoco in Colombia and Peru, as well as the coastal waters of Brazil, Suriname and the Guyanas. In the aquarium, they are hardy and peaceful schooling fish that will do best in groups of 8 or more. This species is shy by nature and fast moving, large, or aggressive tankmates should be avoided. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity. As a surface feeder, they primarily eat tiny insects in the wild but will accept flake and other small floating foods like freeze dried bloodworms in the aquarium.

Redfin Leporinus (Pseudanos varii)

$19.99$49.99

An uncommon Anostomid found throughout several major river systems in South America, the Redfin Leporinus is a loosely schooling species similar to the more well-known banded Leporinus (L. fasciatus). In the wild, they tend to inhabit fast moving acidic waters, usually in rocky areas close to large boulders or caves and use their specialize mouths to graze on algae, biofilms, and small insects and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they do best in fast-moving, well-oxygenated water and is best kept in groups of 3 or more. Like their close relatives, they may nip fins of slower moving fish so tankmates should be fast swimmers as well.

Silver Mylossoma (Mylossoma duriventre)

$9.99

A medium growing relative of the more well known Silver Dollars and Pacus, the Silver Mylossoma or Hard Belly Pacu is widespread in the Amazon and Orinoco basins where they are important food fish due to their abundance and ease of capture. They inhabit a wide range of habitat types but generally prefer relatively shallow river’s edge habitat in areas of slow to moderate flow, where they are found in large aggregations. An omnivore, their diet is similar to the much larger pacu which subside on fruits, nuts and other vegetable matter in the wild and will accept almost any food in the aquarium (although protein rich foods should be fed sparingly). Due to its hardiness, active schooling nature, and manageable adult size, the Silver Mylossoma makes an excellent tankmate for South American cichlids or predatory fish.

African Red Cap Moon tetra (Bathyaethiops breuseghemi)Out Of Stock

African Red Cap Moon tetra (Bathyaethiops breuseghemi)

$14.99

This beautiful and rarely seen African characin (tetra) is found in parts of the Congo River drainage in Central Africa, usually in relatively soft, acidic waters. Best kept in a school, they are fairly peaceful and hardy fish and make undemanding aquarium inhabitants. A great fish for anyone looking to add something unique to their aquarium or for an African biotope aquarium.

Amazon Red Tail Tetra (Aphyocharax cf. dentatus)Out Of Stock

Amazon Red Tail Tetra (Aphyocharax cf. dentatus)

$6.99

A unique and rarely seen characin, the Amazon Red Tail Tetra is a larger growing species found in relatively fast moving waters of the Amazon and its tributaries. In the aquarium, they are fast moving and always in motion, best kept in a school of 5 or more fish. They can be aggressive and nip fins off smaller or slower moving species so tankmates should be chosen carefully – any long-finned species should be avoided. With their size and speed, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids.

Dusky Narrow Hatchetfish (Triportheus angulatus)Out Of Stock

Dusky Narrow Hatchetfish (Triportheus angulatus)

$8.99$9.99

A larger growing, surface dwelling species, the Dusky Narrow Hatchet is found throughout much of the Amazon basin. In the aquarium, they are fast moving and always in motion, best kept in a school of 5 or more fish.  With their size and speed, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)Out Of Stock

Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)

$19.99

A larger growing and colorful characin, the Pinktail Chalceus is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and long lived, but tend to be skittish and shy if not kept in a group of 3 or more fish.  With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.