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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.

Wild Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) – Group of 10

$29.99

A smaller but equally colorful relative to the popular Cardinal and Neon Tetra, the Wild Green Neon inhabits shallow, acidic waters along the Rio Negro and Orinoco in Brazil and Colombia. A peaceful schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more, and will display their best coloration in warm, soft water in the aquarium. The addition of tannins to their water by products like Indian Almond Leaves or the use of natural driftwood will also help promote their most vibrant colors and behaviors. A great species for the smaller planted aquarium.

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.

Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) – Group of 10 Fish

$29.99

One of the most popular and instantly recognizable freshwater aquarium fish, the Cardinal Tetra originates from the dark, acidic waters of the Negro and Orinoco River basins in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. 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. Our fish are wild collected from Colombia and carefully acclimated, quarantined, and conditioned before shipping to ensure you receive hardy, healthy, vibrant fish.

Neon Green / Kubotai Rasbora (Microdevario kubotai) – Group of 5 Fish

$19.99

A brilliantly colored and actively schooling “micro” rasbora found throughout parts of Indonesia, the Kubotai or Neon Green Rasbora makes an ideal addition to a small to medium sized community aquarium or planted tank. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving streams and creeks with sandy substrate and clear waters, usually among aquatic plants or fallen branches. A hardy and adaptable fish in the aquarium, they are popular with aquascapers due to their small adult size, active nature, and brilliant coloration. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates. Darker substrate, somewhat subdued lighting, and plenty of cover in the aquarium will help bring out their most vibrant green coloration.

Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Celestichthys erythromicron) – Group of 5 Fish

$27.99

A popular and attractively marked dwarf cyprinid, the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora is technically not a rasbora at all despite its common name and is in fact a member of the Danio family. Found in the clear, vegetation-rich waters of Inle Lake in Myanmar, the species is considered threatened in the wild although it is bred on a large scale in Indonesia and elsewhere for the aquarium trade. With their tiny adult size and attractive banded pattern, they are a popular species among nano and planted tank hobbyists and make for an impressive display when kept in a group. A schooling, social species, they should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish (10 or more is ideal) and tankmates should be chosen with caution as they may spook this small and somewhat shy fish.

Amazon Crystal Tetra (Protocheirodon pi) – Group of 5 Fish

$49.99

A unique transparent characin found throughout the middle Amazon and its tributaries in Peru, the Amazon Crystal or Pi Tetra is an ideal aquarium fish, peaceful and loosely schooling. In the wild, they are usually found in groups along sandy shallows in clear or black water conditions. A hardy and undemanding fish, they add a unique flair to planted or aquascaped aquariums and are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

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.

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Marbled Hatchet (Carnegiella strigata)

$4.49 $3.99

A beautifully marked smaller growing hatchet found throughout the Amazon, Negro, and Orinoco rivers as well as the Guyana shield, the Marbled Hatchet has been a popular aquarium fish for decades. In the wild, they tend to inhabit warm, acidic, tannin stained waters and like most of the freshwater hatchets they are found in large schools close to the water’s surface. A peaceful and somewhat shy fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more with similarly peaceful tankmates. Relatively soft water and the use of tannin-releasing botanicals like Indian Almond Leaves will ensure they thrive in the aquarium.

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.

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.

Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

A colorful, medium growing tetra species found in rivers throughout Orinoco River drainage, the Red Phantom Tetra is deservedly popular in the aquarium hobby and has been commercially bred for decades to the point where wild collected specimens are almost never exported. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving, warm, acidic streams but will adapt to a wide range of conditions in the aquarium. Like most of their close relatives, they are a loosely schooling species that will do best in groups of 5 or more and will get along well with most similarly sized, peaceful tankmates. Subdued lighting, plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or plants, and slightly soft water will help promote vibrant coloration.

 

Spotted Headstander (Chilodus gracilis)

$4.99

A small, unique schooling characin, the Spotted or Graceful Headstander Tetra is named for the distinctive “head down” posture they typically swim in. In the wild, they are usually found in large aggregations in shallow water areas and graze on insect larvae, crustaceans, and biofilm. In the aquarium, they are relatively hardy but will do best in warm, slightly acidic water with plenty of cover and minimal current. A tightly schooling fish, they should be kept in groups of at least 5, with larger groups making for a very distinctive display in a medium to large aquarium.

 

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.

Gold Ocellatus Cichlid (Lamprologus ocellatus “gold”)

$26.99

A colorful and popular shell-dwelling cichlid found in Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, the Gold Ocellatus makes for a unique display fish due to their vivid gold coloration 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.

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Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)

$10.99$22.99

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.