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Panduro Apisto (Apistogramma panduro) – Wild

$10.99

The Panduro or Pandurini Apisto is one of the more attractively colored Dwarf Cichlids in the hobby, with mature males displaying a unique sky blue coloration. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Tapajos “Altum” Angel (Pterophyllum scalare)

$49.99

A rarely seen and distinctive regional variant of freshwater Angelfish, P. scalare from the lower Tapajos river in Brazil is also called by the trade name “Tapajos Altum” or “Santarem Altum” although it is not the true Altum Angel from the Orinoco basin of Colombia and Venezuela. This variant is known for its particularly tall fins and unusual pattern of bars. A beautiful and unique fish, they prefer warm, soft, acidic water and are relatively undemanding in the aquarium.

Xingu I Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Xingu I’)

$249.99

Once a common sight in the aquarium trade, the Xingu I or Orange Xingu Pike Cichlid is found in the fast-flowing, clear and rocky waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu. In the wild, they inhabit rapids among the rocks, and prefer warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current. Juvenile fish are social and tend to live in groups but adults are large, powerful and aggressive predators which will do best with other large similarly sized tankmates.

Nanay Jurupari Eartheater (Satanoperca jurupari ‘Nanay’)

$9.99$39.99

A large, peaceful cichlid found throughout parts of the Amazon and Guyana Shield, the Jurupari Eartheater has been a popular fish in the cichlid hobby for decades. Unfortunately they are often misidentified in the trade, with closely-related species being confused for the true S. jurupari (which can be distinguished by the pattern of spots and stripes in the face). Like all eartheaters, they are adapted to ingest mouthfuls of fine sand substrate and sift out small food items like insect larvae and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species, and they are generally safe even with much smaller fish.

Bandit Cichlid (Guianacara geayi)

$12.99

A medium growing cichlid found in the soft, acidic waters of Guyana and Suriname, the Bandit or Geayi Cichlid is named for the distinct stripe covering both eyes. In the aquarium, they are active, interesting fish which will often sift sand through their gills like an eartheater as well as rearrange decor like plants or leaf litter. They are somewhat aggressive despite their relatively small adult size and will typically hold their own with similar or larger moderate to aggressive cichlids. Bandit Cichlids will typically get along in groups of 5 or more as long as ample space for territories and structure in the form of driftwood, caves, and plants is provided. They are a hardy and entertaining aquarium fish that will adapt to most conditions.

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Insignis Festivum Cichlid (Mesonauta insignis)

$14.99

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)

$24.99

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)

$19.99

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.

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

$24.99

An unusual cichlid which inhabits fresh, brackish, and even occasionally pure marine habitat, the Green Chromide originates in coastal regions of Sri Lanka and Southeastern India. In the wild, it tends to be found in groups and is a social fish in the aquarium, best kept in groups of 4-6. Although they are typically found in brackish waters, they are highly adaptable and will do fine in full freshwater long term as well (slightly hard water is best). The Green Chromide is fairly peaceful for a cichlid and will usually get along with most similarly sized tankmates.

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Haitian Cichlid (Nandopsis haitiensis)

$11.99

A large and impressive neotropical cichlid originating from lakes and rivers in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Haitian Cichlid or “Black Nasty” has been a favorite among cichlid hobbyists for years. With their high contrast pattern, aggressive behavior, and large adult size, they make an impressive display fish for a suitably large aquarium. Hardy and undemanding in the aquarium, they will thrive in a variety of water conditions as long as regular water changes are performed.

Nicaraguan Cichlid (Hypsophrys nicaraguense)

$19.99$29.99

A spectacularly colored cichlid found in lakes and rivers in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Nicaraguan Cichlid or Nicaraguense has been popular in the hobby for years. Like most Central American Cichlids, they can be fiercely territorial and tankmates should be chosen carefully. In the wild, they are social fish and are often found in large aggregations. An extremely hardy fish, they prefer slightly alkaline water and will do best with a varied diet.

Peruvian Flag Cichlid/Festivum (Mesonauta mirificus)

$9.99$20.99

An attractive, relatively peaceful medium-growing cichlid, the Peru Festivum or Flag Cichlid is found throughout the Nanay and Itaya rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. 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.