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Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)

$18.99$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.

Red Moothbrooder Severum (Heros liberifer)

$44.99$59.99

The vibrantly colored Red Mouthbrooder Severum is a recently described species from the Orinoco and Atabapo river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. Adult fish in breeding condition color up to a deep reddish-pink and are easily the most attractive of the wild forms of Severum. Relatively easy to breed in aquaria, as the name implies this species is a mouthbrooder which exhibits strong parental care.

Common Uaru (Uaru amphiacanthoides)

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The Uaru or Triangle Cichlid is an attractive and unique large-growing cichlid found throughout the Amazon basin in South America. Often found in shallow water streams or flooded forest, Uarus tend to form loose schools with other peaceful cichlids and much of their diet is composed of fruit, nuts, and plant matter which falls from overhanging trees. Juvenile fish have a distinctive spotted pattern while adults transition into a tan base color with a triangle-shaped black splotch.

Bucktooth Tetra (Exodon paradoxus)

$5.99$7.99

A medium-sized predatory characin found throughout the Amazon Basin, the Bucktooth Tetra or Exodon is a schooling fish and best kept in a group. In the wild, they feed off the fins, scales of larger fish. In the aquarium, they are best kept in a species tank, as they will harass most tankmates. They will readily accept most prepared and frozen foods.

Red Spotted Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata ‘red spot’)

$69.99$259.99

One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. 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. The Red Spotted Lenticulata is a rare regional variant which exhibits intense coloration including red (as opposed to black) spots along the face and extensive spotting and marbling along the lateral line.

 

Amazon Leaf Fish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus)

$19.99$34.99

An amazing example of mimicry in nature, the Amazon Leaf Fish both looks and acts exactly like a dead leaf as a sneaky way to lull its prey into a sense of security. When small fish venture too close, it extends its surprisingly large mouth and inhales them in one quick motion. In the aquarium, they make for an extremely unique display fish, especially in small groups. They are peaceful with nearly any fish too big to be eaten, but tankmates should be chosen carefully as fast-moving or aggressive fish can cause them stress. Although they are relatively hardy, feeding can be a challenge as they can be difficult to wean off live food fish or insects.

Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus)

$39.99$69.99

With its prehistoric appearance and exaggerated, oversized mouth, the Gulper Catfish is hard to mistake for any other species. A voracious predator, they are amazingly able to consume fish even larger than they are. In the wild, they tend to inhabit deeper stretches of blackwater rivers, and their eyesight is relatively poor – relying instead on their sensitive barbels and sense of smell to find prey. Gulpers are relatively adaptable in the aquarium, but as a scaleless fish can be somewhat sensitive to water quality. Although they can be finicky eaters at first, they will quickly learn to accept frozen, protein rich feeds and even pellets.

Aimara Wolf Fish (Hoplias aimara)

$299.99$449.99

The largest species of Wolf Fish and one of the most impressive predatory fish available in the aquarium hobby, the Aimara or Giant Wolf Fish is a fierce predator suitable only for the largest aquariums – pr perhaps more appropriately indoor ponds. Found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, these fish are powerful fish eaters which use their prominent sharp teeth to grab hold of prey. Despite their bulky appearance, Aimara Wolf Fish are fast swimmers and should be given ample swimming room (and a strong, tight-fitting cover). They are adaptable and generally hardy in the aquarium so long as good water quality is maintained. Due to their enormous adult size and predatory nature, these fish are only recommended for experienced hobbyists with the means to adequately house this species long term.

True Chameleon Loricaria (Pseudohemiodon apithanos)

$59.99$74.99

This rare, large-growing Loricariid originates from the Caqueta basin in Colombia, although a similar looking species is imported from Peru and often misidentified as P. apithanos. The Chameleon Loricaria is typically found in shallow, fast-moving stretches of river. In the aquarium, they prefer moderate to high water movement and large open areas of sand substrate.

Chaca bankanensis Catfish (Chaca bankanensis)

$59.99

This bizarre species of bottom dwelling catfish is a classic ambush predator, closely mimicking the appearance of a dead leaf and lying in wait for prey to swim too close to its cavernous mouth. Generally found in shallow, blackwater habitats throughout Southeast Asia, their diet is primarily made up of smaller fish and insect larvae. In the aquarium, they are hardly an active species but make for a unique addition to any predator tank.

Gilled African Lungfish (Protopterus amphibius)

$254.99$299.99

The rarest species of lungfish in the hobby and an Aqua Imports exclusive, the African Gilled Lungfish originates in the freshwater streams and wetlands of East Africa. This species is the smallest of all the lungfish, growing to only 18-20″ in length, and is distinguished by the three external gills which it keeps into adulthood. These lungfish are extremely active and tolerant of a wide variety of water parameters. Like most of the African species in the genus Protopterus, they have powerful jaws and have a tendency to take bites out of tankmates – so they are best kept singly or with smaller, fast moving species like Congo Tetras or peaceful species of barbs. Although juvenile fish are primarily gray in color, rare photographs of adult specimens indicate they will develop a marbled pattern with heavy black spotting.These lungfish are enthusiastic feeders, and quickly learn to “beg” for food at the front of the tank – most will even hand feed.

The specimens we offer have been carefully quarantined for several weeks and are actively feeding on a variety of frozen and prepared foods, including pellets.

False Tigrinus / Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)

$69.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the Juruense or False Tigrinus is widely distributed throughout the Amazon Basin, where it is a prized food fish. Although juvenile fish tend to be a drab dark gray with some striping, as they grow this fish will develop a striking pattern of black stripes on an off white or occasionally even cream-colored background, extending to the intricately striped tail. There is an enormous amount of variability in this species so it is extremely difficult to predict how young fish will develop as they get older. Juruense Catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon)

$49.99

A recently described and massive growing catfish from the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia, the Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon) is a large and distinctive predatory species. With its characteristic large mouth and eel-like body, this catfish makes for a unique display fish in a suitably large aquarium. They can be distinguished from their close relatives in the genus Wallago by their solid black dorsal and pectoral fins and distinctive black marbled pattern. Tankmates for this species should be chosen carefully as they will attempt to eat anything that can fit in their surprisingly large mouth. Due to their enormous adult size, this fish is recommended only for experienced hobbyists with the largest aquaria.

Burmese Clouded Archer (Toxotes blythii)

$33.99$44.99

One of the true freshwater species of archerfish, the Burmese Clouded Archer is by far the most beautiful species in its genus. Found on the lower reaches of the Salween River in Southern Myanmar (Burma) along the Thai border, these fish inhabit shallow, clear waters far from the coast. As with all archerfish, this species has the remarkable ability to shoot bursts of water at insects above the water’s surface – which make up the majority of their diet. Care in the aquarium is relatively straightforward, but it is important to remember that like most archerfish they can be hesitant to feed at first, especially if kept with aggressive feeders like cichlids. Most can easily be trained onto prepared foods by offering live feeder insects and floating pellets at the same time, and clouded archers will generally wean onto frozen and prepared diets quickly. We offer specimens well acclimated to aquarium life and feeding on a variety of different prepared (non-live) items.

 

Humphead Glassfish (Parambassis pulcinella)

$29.99$34.99

The humphead glassfish has been a sought after oddball since its first introduction to the aquarium trade over a decade ago, and originates from the Salween River on the Thailand Myanmar. Although most glassfish in the hobby are often considered brackish water fish, P. pulcinella is one of many species found exclusively in freshwater habitat. A relatively undemanding aquarium fish, humphead glassfish can be kept in small groups and are often quite skittish as single specimens. They seem to prefer relatively dim lighting and highly oxygenated water with a moderate current. The species is sexually dimorphic, with males exhibiting a larger, more prominent hump and females growing larger and having an overall bulkier appearance.