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Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. 'Peru Orange')

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

$19.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked dwarf relative of the common Otocinclus, the Orange Zebra Oto inhabits the upper Rio Nanay in Peru, 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.

Albino Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)

Albino Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) – Group of 5 Fish

$24.99

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. In the wild, they are often found in large aggregations of hundreds to thousands of individual fish alongside other tetra species in very shallow waters, but the species is now widely bred in captivity and will adapt to a range of conditions in the aquarium. With their vivid red and blue coloration, peaceful demeanor, and schooling behavior, the Cardinal Tetra is one of the best aquarium fish species in the hobby for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike and makes for an impressive display in a large group, Best kept in groups of at least 10 or more fish, they will get along with most other peaceful tankmates and will thrive in most setups. Darker substrate, plenty of cover, and a varied high quality diet will ensure the Cardinal Tetra displays their most vivid coloration in the aquarium.

Yokihi Red Medaka Ricefish (Oryzias latipes)

Yokihi Red Medaka Ricefish (Oryzias latipes)

$9.99

A beautiful line bred form of the common ricefish or medaka, the Yohiki Medaka displays a unique red or orange coloration that can change remarkably depending on the color and angle of the aquarium lighting. Like most ricefish, they are a very hardy fish and will do well in most aquariums. The species is an egg layer but will readily breed in the aquarium under good conditions.

Phoenix Rasbora (Boraras merah)

Phoenix Rasbora (Boraras merah) – Group of 10 Fish

$36.99

An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Phoenix Rasbora or Red Micro Rasbora inhabits warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their vibrant coloration and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. Typically found in true blackwater swamps and creeks, this dwarf rasbora will do best and display optimal color and behavior when provided with an environment similar to their wild habitat, and will benefit from the addition of some tannins from Catappa Leaves or similar botanicals. This species is very similar to its close relative the Chili or Mosquito Rasbora but can be distinguished by less uniform red coloration and a broken (vs. continuous) horizontal black stripe extending across the body. 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 groups of at least 10. With their small adult size, larger or fast moving tankmates should be avoided but they will thrive with most small peaceful fish and invertebrates.

Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)

Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) – Group of 10 Fish

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A colorful and actively schooling Rasbora found throughout parts of Southeast Asia, the Harlequin or Heteromorpha 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 soft, acidic and often tannin-stained waters, usually among aquatic plants or fallen branches. A hardy and adaptable fish in the aquarium, they have been an aquarium hobby classic for many years and are commercially bred all over the world to supply the aquarium trade. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) – Group of 10 Fish

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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.

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) - Group of 5 Fish

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae)

$14.99$139.99

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. Slightly acidic water, subdued lighting, or the addition of some botanicals like Indian Almond Leaves to release tannins into the water will help the Ember Tetra show its most vivid coloration in the aquarium

Hengeli / Glowlight Rasbora (Trigonostigma hengeli)

Hengeli / Glowlight Rasbora (Trigonostigma hengeli) – Group of 10 Fish

$39.99

A colorful and actively schooling Rasbora found throughout parts of Indonesia, the Hengeli or Glowlight 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 soft, acidic and often tannin-stained 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 distinctive markings. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

Rosy Loach (Petruichthys sp.)

Rosy Loach (Petruichthys sp.) – Group of 5

$29.99

A popular and active schooling species, the Rosy Loach is found in shallow waters throughout Eastern Myanmar where it occurs in large groups. An active, outgoing fish perfect for planted or nano aquariums, they are highly social and should be kept in groups of no less than 5 fish. They are constant grazers by nature, and have a fast metabolism so should ideally be fed more than once daily. An ideal community fish for a small aquarium, they should be kept with similarly sized peaceful species.

Endler's Livebearer (Poecilia wingei)

Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) – Group of 5 Assorted

$19.99

An aquarium hobby classic, the Endler’s Livebearer or Endler’s Guppy originated with strains of wild livebearers in Venezuela but over decades in the trade has been hybridized with similar species to create a wide array of color patterns, fins, and body shapes. Colorful, hardy, and with a smaller adult size than the more well-known fancy guppy, these tiny livebearers make excellent subjects for nano aquariums or planted tanks. They will do well in a wide variety of water conditions but prefer well-oxygenated, slightly alkaline water. Assortment may include a variety of different strains.

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

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

$29.99

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.

Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

$18.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus or Oto Cat, 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.

Dwarf Pea Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)

Dwarf Pea Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus) – Group of 5 Fish

$24.99

The smallest known species of pufferfish and a true freshwater species, the Pea or Indian Dwarf Puffer is found in shallow, warm, slow-moving waters in Central and Southwestern India. With their small adult size, inquisitive nature, and interesting group dynamics, they are deservedly popular among nano aquarium keepers and they will do well in an aquascaped or planted tank. A social fish best kept in groups of 5 or more, like all puffers they may nip at the fins of other fish (especially slow moving or long finned species) so tankmates should be chosen with caution. With a preference for relatively soft, slightly acidic water they are a hardy and adaptable species that will generally do well in most aquariums. This species has been successfully bred in the aquarium.

Approximate purchase size: 0.3 – 0.5″

One Line Pencilfish (Nannostomus unifasciatus)Notify Me

One Line Pencilfish (Nannostomus unifasciatus)

$15.99$29.99

The One Line or Unifasciatus Pencilfish is a widely distributed loosely schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. With their unique behavior 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.

Trifasciatus Pencilfish (Nannostomus trifasciatus)Notify Me

Trifasciatus Pencilfish (Nannostomus trifasciatus) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99$16.99

The Trifasciatus or Three Lined Pencilfish is a colorful, small-growing characin found throughout much of the Amazon basin and Guyana shield. In the wild, these fish inhabit areas of warm, acidic, slow-moving water, typically in large groups alongside tetras or other small schooling fish. 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. This species is hardy and will thrive in a variety of setups, but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

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Glass Bloodfin Tetra (Prionobama filigera) – Group of 5 Fish

$19.99

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. In the wild, they are often found in large aggregations of hundreds to thousands of individual fish alongside other tetra species in very shallow waters, but the species is now widely bred in captivity and will adapt to a range of conditions in the aquarium. With their vivid red and blue coloration, peaceful demeanor, and schooling behavior, the Cardinal Tetra is one of the best aquarium fish species in the hobby for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike and makes for an impressive display in a large group, Best kept in groups of at least 10 or more fish, they will get along with most other peaceful tankmates and will thrive in most setups. Darker substrate, plenty of cover, and a varied high quality diet will ensure the Cardinal Tetra displays their most vivid coloration in the aquarium.

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Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus)

$19.99$149.99

One of the most popular aquarium algae eaters (and for good reason), the Amazon Otocinclus, Oto, or Oto Catfish is a small, schooling suckermouth cat found throughout much of South America. There are several species of Otocinclus commonly imported for the aquarium trade, but of these the larger, more robust species found in the Central 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 Otocinclus 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. A social species often found in huge aggregations, all Otocinclus species should be kept in groups of at least 5 but preferably 10 or more fish if space allows.

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Clown Rasbora (Rasbora kalochroma) – Group of 5 Fish

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The Clown Rasbora is an active, medium-growing schooling fish endemic to Southeast Asia, known from peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra. With deep red body coloration and distinctive black spots, this species is a popular aquarium fish that makes for a striking addition to planted or blackwater tanks. In the wild, they inhabit shallow streams and creeks with sandy substrate and soft, acidic, tannin-stained waters, usually among aquatic plants or fallen branches. A hardy and adaptable fish in the aquarium, they will do well in a variety of water conditions but will display the best coloration when kept in relatively soft water at temperatures above 78F. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

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Scarlet Badis – Tank Raised (Dario dario)

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A tiny but beautifully marked member of the Badis family, these peaceful, active fish have been popular in the aquarium hobby since their introduction decades ago. Originating in shallow, slow-moving waters in West Bengal, India, they tend to be found in dense aggregations among stands of aquatic plants, with each fish generally staking out its own territory among the vegetation. In the aquarium, they will do best in heavily planted tanks with ample cover and in groups of 5 or more. Because of their small adult size and shy nature, the Scarlet Badis or Scarlet Gem is best kept with similarly sized, extremely peaceful tankmates. Tank Raised fish tend to be hardier and take to prepared foods easier than wild caught Badis in most cases.

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Red Micros Rasbora (Boraras micros) – Group of 10 Fish

$39.99

A unique and actively schooling “micro” Rasbora found throughout Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia the Red Micros Rasbora makes an ideal addition to a nano aquarium or planted tank. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving streams and creeks with sandy substrate and soft, acidic and often tannin-stained 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 distinctive markings. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

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Galaxy Medaka Ricefish (Oryzias latipes “galaxy”)

$8.99

A beautiful line bred form of the common ricefish or medaka, the Galaxy Medaka displays a unique iridescent and almost rainbow-like coloration that can change remarkably depending on the color and angle of the aquarium lighting. Like most ricefish, they are a very hardy fish and will do well in most aquariums. The species is an egg layer but will readily breed in the aquarium under good conditions.

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Assam Bluespot Badis (Badis assamensis)

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A medium-sized, beautifully marked member of the family Badidae, the Assam Bluespot Badis is known from the state of Assam in Northeastern India where it inhabits slow-moving, shallow waters, usually in forested areas. Like many of their close relatives, they are typically found in close quarters in areas with lots of cover but are territorial, with males staking out and defending their own areas. They are generally peaceful towards fish and invertebrates too large to be eaten, and will do well with a variety of community fish. In the aquarium, they will do best in heavily planted tanks with ample cover and if kept in a group it should be at least 5 or more fish in a larger aquarium.

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Imitator Dwarf Puffer (Carinotetraodon imitator)

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A small, true freshwater pufferfish species, the Imitator Dwarf Puffer is extremely similar to the much more well-known Dwarf Pea Puffer (C. travancoricus) but can be distinguished by its pattern of fewer, larger spots and other small morphological differences. It is believed they live alongside Pea Puffers in the wild in mixes shoals in some cases. Like their close relative, their small adult size, inquisitive nature, and interesting group dynamics make them an ideal aquarium fish. A social fish best kept in groups of 5 or more, like all puffers they may nip at the fins of other fish (especially slow moving or long finned species) so tankmates should be chosen with caution. With a preference for relatively soft, slightly acidic water they are a hardy and adaptable species that will generally do well in most aquariums.

Approximate purchase size: 0.3 – 0.6″

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Longnose Peppermint Oto (Parotocinclus longirostris)

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Adistinctively marked and uncommonly imported relative of the common Otocinclus, the Longnose Peppermint Oto is known from the lower Rio Negro and its tributaries in the Brazilian Amazon, 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 social fish, best kept in groups.

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Beckford’s Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)- Group of 5 Fish

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The Beckford’s or Golden Pencilfish is a colorful, peaceful schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon basin and which is also bred on a large scale for the aquarium hobby. 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.