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Spotted Tail Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘trucha’)

$349.99

An extremely rare undescribed Pike Cichlid in the lugbris species complex, the Spotted Tail or Trout Pike Cichlid is found in the Rio Mataven, a tributary of the Orinoco in Colombia. With distinctive spotting and a unique yellow and brown color pattern, this species is unlike any other close relatives in the region. A large and powerful predator, they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their large mouths and can be territorial towards tankmates.

Rio Negro Heckel Discus (Symphysodon discus)

$119.99

One of the most colorful forms of wild discus, heckel discus are known for their vivid striated pattern of reds and blues. The Rio Negro heckel is found in the soft, acidic waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro and display vivid blues. They are best kept in soft water with a pH of 6-6.5 and temperatures in the low 80s. Regular water changes and maintaining excellent water quality are important to successfully keep wild discus long term.

Shipping Note: Due to their large size and shipping needs, wild discus are not eligible for our $55 flat rate shipping. We recommend air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for more information.

Three Spot Eartheater (Satanoperca daemon)

$9.99$39.99

A stunning large-growing, and peaceful cichlid found throughout many of the blackwater tributaries of the Rio Orinoco and Rio Negro in Colombia and Brazil, the Three Spot or Demon Eartheater is among the most striking fish in its family. 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. These fish are exclusively found in acidic waters in the wild and generally do best in soft, warm water (pH 6.5 or below, temperatures of 80+) and appreciate the addition of tannins to their water by way of botanicals like Indian Almond Leaves or similar.

Xingu Apistogramma (Apistogramma agassizzi ‘Xingu’)

$12.49

A colorful and rarely seen dwarf cichlid, the Xingu Apistogramma is found in shallow areas of the fast-moving clear water Rio Xingu in Eastern Brazil. Like most Apistogramma species, they will do best in a tank with peaceful tankmates like small tetras or dwarf rainbows – or in a species tank if breeding is to be attempted. The Xingu Apistogramma requires excellent water quality and regular partial water changes will ensure they thrive in the 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.

Sunset Apisto (Apistogramma atahualpa)

$9.99

One of the most strikingly colorful and attractively patterned Apistogramma, the Sunset or Atahualpa Apisto is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest along the lower Itaya River Drainage in Peru. 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.

Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus)

$9.99

An attractive and peaceful dwarf cichlid, the Checkerboard Cichlid is found in acidic, blackwater streams in the Orinoco and Negro river basins in Brazil and Colombia. Typically found in extreme shallow water in and around dense piles of fallen leaves, they are social fish and do best in groups of 5 or more (or as male/female pairs). A good community fish in most cases, they appreciate plenty of cover and are ideal fish for planted aquariums.

Wild Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

$8.99

A longtime favorite in the hobby due to its vibrant color, small size, and peaceful behavior, the Blue Ram originates in the Llanos region of Colombia and Venezuela, where it is found in small, shallow streams and pools known as morichales. Although it has been commercially bred for generations in many dfiferent color forms, the wild form remains deservedly popular while being hardy and undemanding in the aquarium. It is among the most hardy of the 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.

Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

$8.99$9.99

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.

Banded Apisto (Apistogramma bitaeniata) – Wild Nanay

$7.99

The Banded or Bitaeniata Apisto is found throughout much of the Amazon in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil and is known to have many regional color forms. Like most Apistos, it is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest in warm, acidic water. 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.