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Ripsaw/Niger Catfish (Oxydoras niger)

$59.99

A gentle giant found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Ripsaw or Niger Catfish is among the largest South American catfish. With distinctive saw-like scales running down their sides and dark black coloration, they are an impressive show fish but due to their enormous adult size are best suited for large custom aquariums or indoor ponds. In the wild, they use their sensitive barbels to scour sandy or muddy river bottoms for food, which primarily consists of insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans. In the aquarium they will readily accept almost any sinking prepared or frozen foods.

Small Scute Doradid Cat (Platydoras sp. ‘shallow scute’)

$199.99$289.99

A rare Doradid catfish found in the lower Marowijne River in Suriname, the Small Scute or Shalllow Scute Doradid Catfish is typically found on sandy substrate in moderate to slow moving waters. With their heavily armored bodies and sharp pectoral spines, they have few natural predators and are a relatively bold species. Like most of their close relatives, they are a peaceful catfish and feed primarily on small insects, mollusks, and crustaceans in the wild. In the aquarium they are peaceful toward nearly all tankmates and will typically not be bothered by larger, aggressive fish.

Shadow Catfish (Hyalobagrus flavus)

$6.49

A unique schooling catfish found in the acidic blackwater streams of Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia, the Shadow Catfish is a small-growing and peaceful species well suited for aquarium life. They prefer slightly soft water but are otherwise hardy and undemanding in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, these catfish will readily accept most prepared foods and are peaceful towards all tankmates.

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

$9.99

One of the largest growing catfish species of the Amazon Basin, the Tiger Shovelnose is an important food fish throughout its range and has been a favorite in the aquarium hobby for decades despite its huge adult size. In the aquarium, they are fairly easy to care for but keep in mind they will attempt to eat anything they can fit in their surprisingly large mouths. Juvenile fish grow extremely quickly so to realistically keep these fish long term a massive aquarium or ideally an indoor pond is necessary.

Imitator Catfish (Brachyrhamdia meesi)

$10.99$89.99

A rare and unique catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries, the Imitator Catfish or Mees’ Pimelodelid is adapted to spend most of its life as a mimic among shoaling species like Otocinclus and Corydoras species, where it likely finds safety from predators among the large groups of more armored catfish. An active fish, it should be kept in groups or at least with other actively schooling species. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding, and will accept a wide variety of sinking prepared or frozen foods.

Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)

$44.99

A rarely seen catfish found in parts of Borneo, Indonesia, very little is known about the Dragon or Rooster Catfish in the wild. In the aquarium, it appears to be hardy and undemanding, and with a maximum size of about 8″ it is very suitable for medium to large tanks. With their unmistakable long, flowing tail and active nature they make for a unique and showy addition to any medium/large fish community.

Porthole Catfish (Dianema longibarbus)

$9.99

A unique armored catfish and a favorite in the aquarium hobby for decades, the porthole catfish is found in shallow waters throughout much of the Amazon Basin. Peaceful, active, and social, they are best kept in small groups in the aquarium and will get along well with most similarly-sized tankmates.

Leopard Candiru Catfish (Ituglanis amazonicus)

$24.99

A beautifully marked member of the pencil catfish family – more commonly known in the Amazon as Candiru – many of which are parasitic in nature, attaching themselves to the inside of the gills or other surfaces of larger fish and feeding on blood. In the aquarium, most of these species will readily adapt to a more conventional diet, and the Leopard Spotted Candiru accepts most sinking frozen or prepared foods. A shy species, they will typically hide during the day and emerge at night to explore and search for food.

Harlequin Lancer Catfish (Bagroides melapterus)

$69.99

A uniquely patterned catfish species originating in freshwater streams and rivers of Indonesia, the Harlequin Lancer is an active, aggressive fish which will do best in a large tank with ample hiding places. Tankmates should be chosen carefully as they will attack slower or more docile fish, especially at night.

Red Cetopsis Catfish (Denticetopsis sp.)

$22.99

This smaller growing relative of the more well-known Blue Dolphin or Blue Cetopsis Catfish is found in the rivers and small creeks surrounding Iquitos, Peru, where it spends most of the day hiding among fallen logs and driftwood. At night, or when they smell food in the water, they are incredibly fast and active swimmers, engaging in a shark-like “feeding frenzy” behavior. Unlike their larger relatives which are known for taking substantial bites out of much larger fish, these catfish seem to be much more peaceful and will coexist with most similarly-sized fish. A somewhat social fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

Giant Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudopimelodus bufonius)

$34.99$39.99

An attractively marked, medium sized catfish, the Giant Bumblebee Catfish (sometimes also called Jello or Jelly Cat) is found throughout the Orinoco and Amazon basins. In the wild, it tends to be found in relatively shallow, slow moving waters – often buried in leaf litter – and is an ambush predator, feeding on small fish, insects, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy and undemanding fish, feeding on most sinking prepared foods. Like most catfish, they are nocturnal, and will spend most of the day in hiding so be sure to offer several hiding places.

True Piraiba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma filamentosum)

$499.99$999.99

One of the largest of the Amazon giant catfish, the Piraiba 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 as well as the Guianas. 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. The true giant Piraiba is found in the coastal waters of Suriname, where our fish are collected from.

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Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis)

$89.99$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.

Violet Spotted Woodcat (Centromochlus cf. reticulatus)

$14.99

A unique and beautifully patterned driftwood catfish found in the Nanay and Amazon rivers in Peru, the Violet Spotted Woodcat sports a pattern of reticulated spotting on a background of pale violet, which can vary based on water conditions. Like most of its relatives, it
spends most of its time hidden among submerged logs and tree roots, emerging at night to feed. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but seem to do best in small groups.

Tigrinus Catfish (Brachyplatystoma tigrinum)

$159.99$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).