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L455 Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco (Chaetostoma sp. L455)


A uniquely patterned and colorful relative of the more well known “rubber lip plecos, the L455 Tiger or Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco is an undescribed species found only in Amazon tributaries (such as the Maranon and Ucayali) in Peru. Males display the most striking coloration and spotting on the face but females are also quite colorful. Like most members of the genus Chaetostoma, they prefer moderate to strong water movement and are most at home with plenty of caves and rocks to hide among. In the aquarium, they will accept most sinking herbivore foods, gel diets, and fresh veggies.

LDA031 Mustard Spot Pleco (Panaqolus albomaculatus)


A medium sized colorful wood eater, the Mustard Spot or LDA031 Pleco features the distinctive lyretail common to members of the genus Panaqolus. Found in middle Amazon tributaries in Peru, Ecuador, and Southern Colombia, these fish inhabit driftwood piles in clear, relatively fast-moving waters. In the aquarium they are hardy and not typically shy, making them a great centerpiece pleco for a medium sized tank.

L445 Spotted Rubber Pleco (Chaetostoma sp.)


Found in the fast-flowing, clear waters of Colombia’s Rio Meta and its tributaries, the Spotted Rubber Pleco is a hardy, popular species and among the most effective plecos for diatom and other algae control in the aquarium. In the wild, they are commonly found in rocky, shallow water areas and should be provided plenty of cover in the aquarium. They are enthusiastic feeders and will readily accept fresh veggies, Repashy gel diet, and other prepared foods designed for herbivores and algae grazers.

Spotted Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)


A long time favorite in the aquarium hobby, the Spotted Pictus or Angelicus Catfish is a medium sized, active, schooling catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. In the wild, they usually inhabit shallow water with medium to fast-moving current and typically shoal in large groups. A hardy aquarium fish, they should be given plenty of open space for swimming and are best kept in groups of 6 or more. They make an excellent addition to larger aquariums with peaceful South or Central American Cichlids.

Insignis Festivum Cichlid (Mesonauta insignis)


An attractive, relatively peaceful medium-growing cichlid, the Insignis Festivum or Flag Cichlid is one of several similar looking species found throughout the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. Like most of its relatives in the genus Mesonauta, they tend to be found close to the water’s surface in slower-moving areas with lots of overhanging vegetation and often live alongside Angels. In the wild, a large amount of their diet is made up of fruit and nuts that fall into the water from overhanging trees but will accept almost any prepared or frozen foods in the aquarium.

Amazon Cichlid (Cichlasoma amazonarum)


A rarely seen member of the genus Cichlasoma, the Amazon Cichlid is widespread but uncommon throughout the Amazon basin in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. With its relatively small adult size and attractive green markings, it is a great smaller cichlid for a community aquarium or species tank. Like most of their close relatives, they are hardy and undemanding fish and will readily form pairs and breed in the aquarium if conditions are right.

Jaguar Cichlid (Parachromis managuensis)


A large predatory cichlid found throughout much of Central America, the Jaguar or Aztec Cichlid has been popular in the aquarium hobby for decades due to its impressive size, elaborate pattern, and outgoing personality. Aggressive and territorial even from a small size, they should only be kept with similarly sized tankmates or large dither fish like silver dollar species, large characins, or larger barbs. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy and will thrive in a wide variety of water conditions but due to their large size require a very large aquarium as adults.

Red Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)


The Red Rili Shrimp is a selectively bred form of Neocaridina shrimp.  It is a very popular form of shrimp in the hobby. They are remarkably hardy and adaptable, excellent shrimp for beginners. Red Rili Shrimp have a translucent body with red markings.

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Blue Pearl Shrimp (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis)


The Blue Pearl Shrimp is a selectively bred form of wild Neocaridina shrimp with a light blue body coloration. Like the Red Cherry Shrimp, they are remarkably hardy and adaptable, excellent shrimp for beginners.

Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)


The Red Cherry Shrimp is a selectively bred form of Neocaridina shrimp.  It is one of the most popular forms of shrimp in the hobby. They are remarkably hardy and adaptable, excellent shrimp for beginners. Red Cherry Shrimp have a mottled reddish body coloration.