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Albino L191 Dull Eye Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus)

$2,499.99

A rare and one-of-a-kind albino variant of the L191 Royal Pleco, this stunning fish was collected in the Putumayo region of Colombia and is one of very few albinos of this species ever imported to the US. The fish pictured is the actual fish for sale. Like all Panaques, they appreciate driftwood in the aquarium and should be provided with a varied, primarily vegetable based diet.

L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

$399.99

A giant growing and extremely impressive pleco, the L155 Black Adonis or Hystrix Pleco is found in the middle Amazon and some of its tributaries. With their heavy armor, sharp spines, and huge adult size, this pleco is a true monster fish and adults are suitable only for the largest aquariums. Like most of the genus, they are aggressive and not at all shy, often spending time swimming in open water. They prefer fast-flowing, well-oxygenated water and will do best in a tank with ample open space along with caves and hides to provide territory.

Shipping Note: Due to their large size and sharp spines, large, extra large, and jumbo sized L155 Plecos are not eligible for our flat rate shipping option. We strongly recommend shipping these fish via air cargo whenever possible. Please contact us for more info or for a shipping quote.

Blue Eyed Pleco (Panaque suttonorum)

$299.99$379.99

Among the rarest (and largest) pleco species in the aquarium hobby, the Blue Eye Pleco or Blue Eye Panaque is an incredible show fish for hobbyist with the very largest of aquariums. Like many Panaque species, it is found in fast moving waters – specifically, the Rio Magdalena in Colombia. In the aquarium, Blue Eye Plecos are generally hardy, although they will do best if given strong current and plenty of driftwood to both hide among and graze on. All Panaque species are wood eaters, and we recommend using a specialty diet like Repashy’s Morning Wood to ensure proper nutrition.

L024 Redfin Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pitanga)

$109.99$339.99

The L024 or Redfin Cactus Pleco is a colorful and sought after species of heavily armored pleco originating in the Rio Tocantins in Brazil. Like most members of its genus, it is largely a carnivore and prefers protein rich foods. In the aquarium, the Redfin Cactus Pleco should be offered ample cover and care should be taken with other bottom dwelling species as they can be territorial. With their large adult size and space requirements, Redfin Cactus Plecos are recommended for experienced hobbyists with large aquariums and heavy filtration.

L014 Goldie Pleco (Scobinancistrus aureatus)

$249.99

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.

L025 Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)

$229.99

A beautifully colored and heavily armored pleco, the Scarlet Cactus or L025 is one of the most sought after species in its genus. Found in the fast-flowing rocky waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu, they are almost prehistoric in appearance, with prominent spines along the pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fins. Growing to almost 18″ as adults, they require a large aquarium with excellent water quality and are recommended for experienced hobbyists.

Titan Pleco (Panaque titan)

$219.99

A rarely seen and, as the name implies, a huge growing species of Panaque, the Titan Pleco or Titan Panaque is found in upper tributaries of the Eastern Amazon in Ecuador and Colombia (possibly Peru). A robust and relatively hardy fish, they primarily inhabit fast-moving whitewater stretches of river and prefer well-oxygenated water with some current in the aquarium. Like all Panaque species, it is a specialized wood eater and requires driftwood in its diet. They should also be offered a variety of other foods, including fresh veggies and specialty diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel diet.

Tigrinus Catfish (Brachyplatystoma tigrinum)

$199.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the True Tigrinus catfish is found throughout the middle Amazon in Brazil and Peru, where it is a prized food fish. Juvenile fish are grayish at first, developing their distinct striping pattern as they grow. Tigrinus 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).

Vulture Catfish (Calophysus macropterus)

$44.99$169.99

The Vulture Catfish is a common species throughout much of the Amazon, typically in shallow waters where it often scavenges on discarded fish from fishing boats and villages. Despite its relatively small mouth, it has a powerful bite and is thought to actively attack weak or injured larger fish in nature. In the aquarium, it has a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive and so it should only be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates.

Nanay Dorado Catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii)

$99.99$159.99

Although many large Amazon catfish are known as “Dorado”, this species is among the largest growing and most distinctive. With its uniform metallic silver coloration and torpedo-like hydrodynamic shape, the Dorado is an impressive fish, but one suitable only for enormous custom aquariums or large indoor ponds. In the wild, this fish inhabits deep stretches of turbid, sediment rich rivers and streams, where it relies on its sensitive barbels to find and catch prey. Like many of the giant Amazonian catfish, they are sensitive to water quality and will require massive filtration and regular large water changes to thrive. A fish for experienced, specialist aquarium hobbyists with the resources to keep them long term only.

Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis)

$99.99$149.99

An unusual predatory catfish with an enormous mouth, the Apure Jelly Catfish is found in parts of the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. An ambush predator by nature, they tend to lie in wait for their prey at the bottom of shallow waters partially buried in leaf litter or sandy substrate. In the aquarium, they should only be kept with tankmates of equal (or ideally, larger) size, as they will attempt to eat fish close to their own size.

Peru Piraiba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma capapretum)

$99.99

One of the largest of the Amazon giant catfish, the Piraiba (or Salton, as it is known in Peru) is an important food fish throughout much of its range, which extends from the headwaters of the Amazon in the Andes to its mouth at the far Eastern edge of Brazil. Known to undertake massive migrations to spawn, this open water predator is typically found in murky, fast-moving waters in main river channels and due to its huge adult size and active nature is only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or indoor ponds.

Sturio / Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio)

$89.99

One of the more unusual-looking Amazonian Catfish, the Sturio or Zorro Catfish is found in relatively fast-moving, turbid waters in the wild, where it uses its elongated and highly sensitive barbels to find prey. In the aquarium, they require well-oxygenated water and do best with plenty of water movement. Although predatory, they are fairly peaceful towards any tankmates too big to eat.

Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus)

$44.99$89.99

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.