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Gold Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy 'gold')

Gold Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy ‘gold’)

$22.99$279.99

The largest of the labyrinth fish species commonly known as Gourami, the true Giant Gourami lives up to its name, reaching an adult size of over 20″ in many cases. Despite their large size, they are typically gentle giants, and are extremely personable “pet” fish that will beg for food and often learn to recognize their owners. The gold or white form of this fish is similar to the albino form but lacks the distinctive red eyes. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding but will need a suitably large tank to be kept successfully.

Albino Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy)

Albino Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy)

$279.99

The largest of the labyrinth fish species commonly known as Gourami, the true Giant Gourami lives up to its name, reaching an adult size of over 20″ in many cases. Despite their large size, they are typically gentle giants, and are extremely personable “pet” fish that will beg for food and often learn to recognize their owners. The gold or white form of this fish is similar to the albino form but lacks the distinctive red eyes. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding but will need a suitably large tank to be kept successfully.

Lapradei Bichir 'Bayelsa' (Polypterus lapradei)

Lapradei Bichir ‘Bayelsa’ (Polypterus lapradei)

$199.99

The Lapradei Bichir is a widespread species, found in various slow-moving shallow water habitats in much of lowland tropical West Africa. A large growing and robust species, this Bichir is capable of reaching sizes of over 30″ in the wild. Polypterus lapradei is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

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Lapradei Bichir (Polypterus lapradei)

$99.99$199.99

The Lapradei Bichir is a widespread species of Polypterus, found in various slow-moving shallow water habitats in much of lowland tropical West Africa. A large growing and robust species, this Bichir is capable of reaching sizes of over 30″ in the wild. Polypterus lapradei is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

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Indo Datnoid/IT (Datnioides microlepis)

Indo Datnoid/IT (Datnioides microlepis)

$64.99$89.99

The Indo Datnoid or Indo Tigerfish (IT) is found throughout Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and likely parts of East Java as well. In the wild, they inhabit a variety of habitat types but are typically found in warm, slow moving stretches of rivers or lakes in areas close to overhanging vegetation. An ambush predator, they tend to hang motionless in the water awaiting smaller fish or invertebrates to swim by, using quick reflexes and a huge protrusible jaw to literally inhale prey items. In the aquarium, they require well-oxygenated water and are sensitive to water quality, so regular water changes are important to keep them thriving. Tankmates should be chosen carefully as they can eat surprisingly large fish and other more aggressive or very active fish will likely stress them out and potentially cause their distinct pattern of bars to fade.

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Guinea Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri 'Guinea')

Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri)

$329.99

The Endlicheri Bichir or Saddled Bichir is a widespread species of Polypterus which inhabits various slow-moving shallow water habitats throughout much of West and Central Africa. It is a large growing and very heavy bodied Bichir, reaching sizes of over 30″ in the wild, and requires an appropriately large aquarium to house long term. Polypterus endlicheri is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

$24.99$159.99

One of the larger predatory fish found in the Amazon Basin, the Silver Arowana is part of an ancient family of fish known as the bonytongues. A highly adapted surface feeder, Arowana are usually found close to the water’s surface in heavily overgrown areas with lots of cover. They are incredible jumpers, with adults able to leap several feet out of the water, and need to be kept in securely covered aquariums. Due to their enormous adult size, the Silver Arowana is recommended only for dedicated aquarists who can accommodate these giants in either a large custom aquarium or even an indoor pond. Specimens offered for sale are acclimated to aquarium life and feeding well on frozen and prepared foods.

Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirai)

Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirai)

$84.99$299.99

Found in blackwater stretches of the Rio Negro, upper Orinoco and Vaupes in South America, the Black Arowana (sometimes also known as Blue Arowana) is a sought after species due to its vibrant iridescent coloration and orange-trimmed black fins. Like their close cousin the Silver Arowana, they are large, powerful, surface-dwelling predators which require ample tankspace and a tight fitting cover as they are powerful jumpers. Black Arowana are generally peaceful towards any tankmates too large to be eaten, but territorial towards each other unless kept in larger groups. Although they reach a slightly smaller adult size than their close relative the Silver Arowana, they can still easily reach 20”+ as adults and require an appropriately large aquarium.

Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)

Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)

$69.99$259.99

One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids of the genus Crenicichla, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American species.

 

Ornate Bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis)

Ornate Bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis)

$29.99$99.99

The Ornate Bichir is a distinctively marked, large growing species found throughout parts of the Congo River Basin and surrounding areas in Central and East Africa. This species is exported from the Congo but is also commercially bred in Asia for the aquarium trade. The largest of the “upper jaw” group of bichirs, they can reach an impressive 24″ in size as adults in the wild. In the aquarium, they have been popular for many years due to their eel-like body shape, predatory nature, and unique appearance. Like all bichirs, they are hardy fish, requiring a large tank due to their adult size but are otherwise undemanding.

Size Note: Small size Ornate Bichirs are tank raised, larger sizes are wild collected

Fire Eel (Mastacembalus erythrotaenia)

Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erythrotaenia)

$18.99$249.99

A beautifully marked member of the spiny eel family (Mastacembelidae), the Fire Eel is found in river systems throughout much of Southeast Asia including the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. In the wild it tends to be found in shallow, relatively slow moving waters including small rivers, swamps, and seasonally flooded forest. In the aquarium, Fire Eels are often shy at first but are intelligent and personable fish which will soon learn to beg for food and recognize their owners. Largely insectivorous in the wild, they will readily feed on live earthworms at first and can be weaned on to frozen foods over time. Although they can and sometimes will eat smaller fish, they are not particularly active hunters and most fast moving tankmates will not be at risk of becoming a meal. Hardy and adaptable, they make an excellent addition to an aquarium large enough to house what will be a substantially large fish as an adult and will get along well with most other fish.

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Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)

Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)

$29.99$49.99

A gentle giant found throughout much of West and Central Africa, the Giraffe Catfish is a hardy and adaptable species with a distinctive spotted pattern. In the wild, it inhabits shallow, slow-moving areas of rivers and lakes where they use their large barbels to sift for food in the sand and mud. In the aquarium, they are undemanding and make excellent tankmates for similarly peaceful large fish.

Tabla Barba / Slobbering Catfish (Brachyplatystoma platynemum)

Tabla Barba / Slobbering Catfish(Brachyplatystoma platynemum)

$119.99$189.99

A large, distinctive predatory catfish found throughout much of the middle Amazon, the Slobbering Catfish is also sometimes known as Tabla Barba, a local name for the fish in its native Peru where it is an important food fish. Growing as large as 36″ or more in the wild, this fish is not as active as some of its open-water swimming relatives but still requires an enormous aquarium as an adult. A powerful predator, they can require live foods at first but can usually be weaned onto meaty frozen foods like krill or silversides. They require excellent water quality and will do best with moderate to strong water movement in the aquarium.

Elephant Ear Giant Gourami (Osphronemus exodon)

$29.99$319.99

The Elephant Ear Giant Gourami is a recently described and uncommonly imported species of Giant Gourami that can be distinguished by its elongated gill cover, protruding teeth, and large spot just before the tail. In the wild, they feed largely on fruit and aquatic vegetation and should be offered plenty of fruit and vegetable based foods in the aquarium. Despite their large size, they are typically gentle giants, and are extremely personable “pet” fish that will beg for food and often learn to recognize their owners. They are hardy and undemanding but will need a suitably large tank to be kept successfully.

L185 Xingu Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus sp. L185)

L185 Xingu Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus sp. L185)

$119.99$219.99

The L185 is an impressive, large growing species of Pseudacanthicus (commonly known as cactus plecos) from the rocky, clear, fast-flowing waters of the middle and upper Rio Xingu in Brazil. Territorial and largely carnivorous by nature, this species grows to about 7″ length and requires a fairly large aquarium with lots of cover, especially if they are to be kept with other plecos. They prefer warmer water temperatures (80 – 84F ) and will do best with moderate to strong current.

New Guinea / NGT Datnoid (Datnioides campbelli)

New Guinea Datnoid / NGT (Datnioides campbelli)

$129.99$299.99

The New Guinea Datnoid or New Guinea Tigerfish (NGT) is a large growing predatory perch found in brackish and fresh waters in Indonesia’s West Papua Province and Papua New Guinea, specifically the Fly River and its tributaries. In the wild, they inhabit a variety of habitat types but are typically found in warm, slow moving stretches of rivers or lakes in areas close to overhanging vegetation. An ambush predator, they tend to hang motionless in the water awaiting smaller fish or invertebrates to swim by, using quick reflexes and a huge protrusible jaw to literally inhale prey items. In the aquarium, they require well-oxygenated water and are sensitive to water quality, so regular water changes are important to keep them thriving. They will tolerate brackish conditions but do not require them to thrive. Tankmates should be chosen carefully as they can eat surprisingly large fish and other more aggressive or very active fish will likely stress them out and potentially cause their distinct pattern of bars to fade.

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Asian Redtail Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckioides)

$24.99

A large and aggressive river-dwelling catfish found throughout much of Southeast Asia, the Asian Redtail Cat (or ARTC as they are sometimes abbreviated in the hobby) is a powerful predatory species only suitable for very specialized hobbyists. In the wild, they are found in a wide variety of habitats but typically in areas of moderate to fast flow. In the aquarium, they are generally hardy but will do best with some current and plenty of oxygenation. With a maximum size of over 30″ in the wild, these fish require the largest of aquariums or indoor ponds as adults. They are also extremely aggressive towards most other fish, so should only be kept with large, robust, fast-moving tankmates.

Platinum Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri ‘Platinum’)

$599.99$799.99

The Platinum Endlicheri Bichir is a spectacular color morph of the popular Polypterus endlicheri recently introduced to the hobby through line breeding. The Platinum morph is distinguished by its uniform brilliant white coloration and black pupils. In the wild, the Endlicheri Bichir is a widespread species, found in various slow-moving shallow water habitats in West and Central Africa. Polypterus endlicheri is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

L025 Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)

L025 Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)

$99.99$279.99

With their high contrast pattern of jet black spotting on a dark brown body and deep red-orange fins, he Scarlet Cactus or L025 pleco is one of the most sought after species in its genus. This heavily armored pleco is found in the fast-flowing rocky waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu where they inhabit warm, clear, soft waters typically close to rapids. Like most species in the genus Pseudacanthicus, they are almost prehistoric in appearance with prominent spines along the pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fins. With an adult size of up to 18″, this species requires a large aquarium with excellent water quality and moderate to strong current.

L014 Goldie Pleco (Scobinancistrus aureatus)

L014 Goldie Pleco (Scobinancistrus aureatus)

$74.99$269.99

Easily one of the most vibrantly colored of all large growing plecos, the L014 Goldie or Sunshine Pleco originates in the clear, warm waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu. A stunning showpiece of a fish, especially as an adult, the Goldie Pleco is peaceful and will thrive in most community aquariums as long as they are given sufficient space. In nature, they are a scavenger, but will typically do best when provided protein rich foods like frozen bloodworms, shrimp, or sinking carnivore diets. Goldie Plecos require excellent water quality and will do best with regular large water changes and warm, well-oxygenated water in the aquarium.

Spotted Pinecone Pleco (Pseudorinelepis genibarbis)

$39.99

A large growing and distinctively armored pleco found in tributaries of the middle Amazon in Brazil, the Spotted Pinecone Pleco is named for its unique large plate-like scales. In the wild, it is usually found in sediment rich white water rivers close to large piles of driftwood or submerged logs. In the aquarium, the Spotted Pinecone Pleco is a hardy and adaptable species, and unlike other large plecos they tend to get along well with other similar species and conspecifics.

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Orinoco Talking Catfish (Orinocodoras eigenmanni)

$17.99

The Orinoco Talking Catfish is a medium sized Doradid Cat found throughout the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela, where it inhabits a variety of shallow water habitat. Named for its ability to make a croaking or squeaking sound by rapidly moving their pectoral fins. This species looks very similar to the well-known Striped Raphael Catfish (P. armatulus) and is sometimes misidentified in the trade but can be distinguished by its longer snout, more slender body shape, and distinctive tail pattern. In the wild, they are a cryptic species which tends to inhabit leaf litter and driftwood piles in warm, acidic water. A hardy, adaptable and uncommon catfish, they make an excellent addition to most medium or large community aquariums and are peaceful towards all tankmates.

Delhezi Bichir (Polypterus delhezi)

Delhezi Bichir (Polypterus delhezi)

$24.99$129.99

A medium sized member of the so-called “upper jaw” complex of Polypterus, the Delhezi or Armored Bichir is found throughout much of the Congo River Basin in Central Africa. With their heavy body, prehistoric appearance, and striking banded pattern, this species is popular in the hobby and is now being bred commercially in Southeast Asia. Like most Bichir species, they are hardy and undemanding like but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night

Note on Origin: Small and Medium sized Delhezi Bichirs in most cases are aquacultured in Asia while larger sizes are wild collected from Central Africa.

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Venezuelan Striped Pike (Crenicichla sp. 'Venezuela')

Venezuelan Striped Pike (Crenicichla sp. ‘Venezuela’)

$12.99$15.99

A common and attractively marked species, the Venezuelan Striped Pike is often misidentified as C. strigata in the trade but in fact is an undescribed species found throughout much of the Orinoco River basin along the Colombia/Venezuela border. They are hardy and easy to wean off of live/frozen food but like most Pike Cichlids in the so-called “Lugubris Group” they grow large and are extremely territorial as adults.

Tiger Moray Eel (Gymnothorax polyuranodon)

$174.99$199.99

One of the only species of Moray Eels to inhabit true freshwater environments, the Tiger Moray (G. polyuranodon) is a rarity in the hobby due to the remote areas it inhabits in West Papua, Indonesia. A hardy and adaptable fish, it can tolerate freshwater to almost full strength marine conditions if acclimated carefully. In the wild, they feed primarily on crustaceans and small fish, and like most Morays tong feeding is often the best way to get them used to frozen foods. They are a remarkable escape artist and any tank housing these fish should be completely escape-proof.