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Apistogramma cacatuoides Pair


One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium.

Apistogramma rubrolineata


One of the more colorful dwarf cichlids and a relatively new fish to the hobby, this Apistogramma originates in the streams and small creeks of Southern Peru in the Madre de Dios river basin, and a separate population is known from neighboring Bolivia. When it was first collected and imported, it was known as “Apistogramma sp. “Manu”. A larger growing and hardy dwarf cichlid. they make for an impressive display fish in any small to medium-sized aquarium.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.

Atromaculatus Cichlid (Mesoherus atromaculatus)


An uncommon and smaller growing cichlid from the coastal drainages of Colombia, M. atromaculatus is one of the less aggressive species of its genus (although it is still very much a cichlid). In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding and will generally pair off as they grow. Provide ample cover as they will become territorial as adults.

Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla piquiti)


With distinctive blueish gray coloration as adults, the Azul or Piquiti Peacock Bass is among the most popular of the large predatory cichlids in the aquarium hobby. These fish are popular food and sport fish in their native range. Like all peacock bass, Azuls require very large aquariums and should only be kept by experienced hobbyists. Azul Peacock Bass are powerful predators, and will eat any fish that can fit in their large mouths. They are best kept in small groups with similarly sized cichlids although aggression and territoriality can become an issue as they reach maturity.

Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)


A longtime favorite in the hobby due to its unique pattern, small size, and peaceful behavior, the Bolivian Ram originates in the Southern reaches of the Amazon Basin. It is now commercially bred worldwide and is among the most hardy dwarf cichlid species, ideal for beginners. A great species for planted or community tanks, they can be slightly territorial towards each other but will rarely bother other fish.

Brokopondo Eartheater (Geophagus brokopondo)


A colorful and rarely seen eartheater from the Brokopondo lake and the surrounding rivers in Suriname, the Brokopondo Eartheater is considered part of the ‘Surinamensis’ complex of closely-related species. With intense blue, red, and green coloration and long, flowing ventral fin streamers, this showy species is best kept in groups in an aquarium with fine sand substrate. Like most of its relatives, it is a fairly peaceful cichlid.

Common Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. “belly crawler”)


One of the smaller species of Pike Cichlids, the so-called “belly crawler” is found in rocky, fast-moving waters throughout Colombia’s Rio Meta drainage. Like most species of Crenicichla, they are territorial and predatory but due to their relatively small adult size can often be kept in mixed species cichlid community tanks. This species is also more easily weaned onto frozen and prepared foods than some of its larger relatives.

Lemon Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Oscar, the Lemon Oscar displays vibrant yellow and gold coloration as its name suggests. A large growing, predatory fish, Oscars require large aquariums and should be kept with similarly sized tankmates.