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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.

Super Orange Spotted Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata ‘super orange’)

$269.99

One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. The Super Orange Spotted Lenticulata is a rare regional variant which exhibits intense orange coloration behind the operculum and around the caudal spot along with extensive spotting on the head and face.

 

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Red Spotted Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata ‘red spot’)

$69.99$209.99

One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. The Red Spotted Lenticulata is a rare regional variant which exhibits intense coloration including red (as opposed to black) spots along the face and extensive spotting and marbling along the lateral line.

 

Orinoco Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis)

$27.99$169.99

A powerful and large growing predator, the Orinoco Peacock Bass is found throughout the Orinoco and Meta river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. A voracious fish eater by nature, newly imported fish tend to prefer live foods at first but can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time. They are fast growing and can be aggressive towards tankmates, especially other cichlids. Best kept with larger, fast-moving fish.

Tiger / Curare Severum (Heros severus ‘curare’)

$79.99$129.99

The rare and exceedingly beautiful Tiger or Curare Severum originates from the far upper reaches of the Rio Negro in Colombia, near the town of San Felipe. This large growing fish are likely the “true” Heros severus, and only very recently have made their way into the hobby. As wild fish from extremely acidic waters, they will display their best colors in a similar setup with soft, low-pH water. Generally peaceful towards similar sized tankmates, they can be aggressive towards each other and should be kept singly or in a large group of 5 or more fish (they will get along with most other Heros species as long as the group is large enough).

Atabapo Fire Pike (Crenicichla sp. ‘Atabapo I’)

$69.99$129.99

The Atabapo I or Red Fire Pike is one of the most vibrantly colored of all Pike Cichlids, with distinctive blood red blotches on the gill covers and a solid red body coloration that can vary with temperatures, water conditions, or breeding condition. These fish are among the larger and more aggressive species of Crenicichla to tankmates should be chosen carefully even in huge aquariums.

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.

True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus)

$89.99$99.99

A large growing and unique cichlid from the warm, acidic waters of the Orinoco and Negro rivers, the True Parrot Cichlid gets its name from the vibrant markings around its face (which locals in its native range consider similar to their native macaws). In the wild, they are usually found in slow moving, relatively shallow water habitat, where temperatures may exceed 86F and pH as low as 4.0. In the aquarium, they are quite adaptable but will show their best coloration in warm, slightly acidic water. Parrot Cichlids are sensitive to water quality and regular large water changes should be performed to ensure low levels of nitrate and organics.

Sveni Eartheater Wild Rio Parana (Geophagus sveni ‘Rio Parana’)

$59.99$74.99

A colorful and uncommon eartheater found only in a few river systems in Southern Brazil, the Sveni 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.

Gold Spot Caqueta Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla cf. anthurum ‘Caqueta’)

$69.99

A rarely seen Pike Cichlid from the fast moving tributaries of Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, this Pike is in the so-called “saxatilis group” of the genus Crenicichla which are found throughout the Amazon Basin. Like most cichlids in this group, they display attractive gold spotting which intensifies as they grow. These are a medium sized and extremely hardy Pike Cichlid and usually do well in a cichlid community with other South and Central American cichlids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Fin Johanna Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla johanna)

$49.99

A medium growing Pike Cichlid, the Red Fin or Johanna Pike is a large growing species found throughout much of the Amazon basin, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American cichlids.

 

Caqueta Gold Eartheater (Geophagus sp. ‘Caqueta gold’)

$49.99

This colorful eartheater from the ‘surinamensis’ group of the genus Geophagus originates from the fast-flowing waters of the Rio Caqueta in Colombia. The vivid gold color form may represent a new and undescribed species. In the aquarium, they are peaceful for a cichlid, and prefer to live in groups. They rarely attempt to eat smaller fish but will actively sift through fine sand or gravel substrate so are not ideal for aquascaped or planted tanks.

Umbee Cichlid (Kronoheros umbriferus)

$29.99$49.99

Among the largest neotropical cichlids and a fierce predator, the Umbee (K. umbriferus) is popular in the hobby due to its aggressive and outgoing nature and beautiful blue/turquoise spotting. Best kept in a species tank or with suitable large dither fish, this active open water swimmer requires a large aquarium with plenty of open space. Wild collected specimens are particularly prized for their vibrant color.

Red Moothbrooder Severum (Heros liberifer)

$49.99

The vibrantly colored Red Mouthbrooder Severum is a recently described species from the Orinoco and Atabapo river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. Adult fish in breeding condition color up to a deep reddish-pink and are easily the most attractive of the wild forms of Severum. Relatively easy to breed in aquaria, as the name implies this species is a mouthbrooder which exhibits strong parental care.