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Royal Farlowella (Sturisomatichthys aureus)

$34.99$36.99

A unique, stick-shaped Loricariid found throughout the Pacific coastal drainages of Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, the Royal Farlowella can be found in a variety of habitats including fast-flowing streams and slow blackwater creeks. They are often found heavily camouflaged on or near stands of driftwood and in the aquarium should be given plenty of cover as well as open areas of substrate. A grazer and omnivore, they will do best when offered a varied diet of herbivore and carnivore diets such as Repashy gel diet, Fluval Bug Bites pellets, frozen foods and fresh vegetables.

Dragon Loricaria (Rhadinoloricaria sp. ‘Caqueta’)

$89.99$99.99

A unique and heavily armored Loricaria from the fast-flowing waters of Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, the Dragon Loricaria is a gentle giant in the aquarium and an impressive addition to an appropriately large tank. Coming from fast moving, well-oxygenated waters they prefer a significant amount of water movement and an ideal setup would include large open stretches of sandy substrate and some flat rocks. They will eat a variety o foods, with a preference for vegetable matter or whole fresh veggies.

Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus) – Group of 5

$14.99

One of the most popular aquarium algae eaters (and for good reason), the Oto Cat or Otocinclus is a small, schooling suckermouth catfish found throughout much of South America. There are several species commonly imported for the aquarium trade, but of these the larger, more robust species found in the Colombian 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 Oto 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.

L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)

$12.99$17.99

A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L129 Colombian or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal pleco for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)

$3.99

One of the most sought after and effective of all of the so-called “algae eaters” in the aquarium hobby, the Siamese Algae Eater (commonly abbreviated SAE) or Flying Fox is an active, medium-sized social fish that feeds on a variety of common nuisance algae species in the aquarium. They will graze on diatom algae films on glass and decor as well as the difficult to eradicate black hair or black beard algae. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, they are live plant safe and hardy additions to most medium to large community aquariums.

L445 Spotted Rubber Pleco (Chaetostoma sp.)

$5.99

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.

Common Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria eigenmanni)

$8.99

A peaceful, medium growing and uniquely shaped Loricariid, the Common Whiptail has been a popular oddball fish in the hobby for many years. They are an effective algae grazer, mostly live plant safe, and will live peacefully with nearly all tankmates, making them a unique addition to a medium to large community aquarium. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae on glass and decor in the aquarium.

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Zebra Nerite Snail

$2.99

Zebra Nerite Snails are an ornate species of snail known for their voracious appetites for algae.  They are plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium without snail predators.  The can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

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Tefena Whiptail Loricaria (Loricaria sp. ‘Tefena’)

$29.99$44.99

The Tefena Whiptail Loricaria is an attractively marked medium sized Loricariid found throughout much of Colombia in sandy and rocky shallow water habitat. An omnivore and grazer, they will readily feed on algae or vegetable matter along with more protein rich foods. In the aquarium, they are not shy, and will often be seen perched above the substrate in the middle of the tank. Any tank housing this species should offer plenty of open sandy or rocky areas for them to stake out territories.

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Burmese Humphead Garra (Garra salweenica)

$19.99

A unique grazing species from the Salween River along the Thai-Myanmar border, the Humphead Garra is found in rocky, fast-flowing habitat and makes a unique and active grazer for a larger aquarium.

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Stick Catfish / Common Farlowella (Farlowella acus)

$7.99$9.99

A unique suckermouth catfish that truly lives up to its common name, the Stick Catfish or Common Farlowella is an algae and biofilm grazing species found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the wild, their twig-like appearance is effective camouflage against predators and allows them to graze on sunken tree branches and driftwood. In the aquarium, they are usually active and outgoing algae grazers that do a great job with diatoms and hair algae both on the glass and on decor. Safe for planted aquaria, they are compatible with nearly any tankmates.

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Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

$14.99

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

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Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)

$34.99

A recently developed and sought after strain of the popular Bristlenose Pleco, the Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus displays unmistakable greenish coloration paired with extremely long, flowing fins. Like all Bristlenose Plecos, they are exceptional algae eaters, grazing on diatoms and other nuisance algae in the aquarium. They are also plant and invertebrate safe, making them a unique and colorful addition to planted or aquascaped tanks.