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Ceja Ray (Paratrygon aiereba)

$329.99

One of the more unusual looking freshwater rays, the Ceja or Manzana Ray is widespread throughout the Amazon and its tributaries, where it is usually found in sandy, moderately shallow waters with some current. They are specialized live fish eaters, using their oddly shaped disc to trap and eat entire schools of smaller fish. In the aquarium, they will almost always require live feeders as a diet but it is possible to wean them onto frozen feeds with time and patience. Due to their enormous adult size and challenging food requirements, this species is realistically only suitable for very large indoor ponds and should be kept only by highly experienced hobbyists or professional aquarists.

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Common Wolf Fish (Hoplias malabaricus)

$24.99$179.99

The Common or Malabaricus Wolf Fish is found in a wide range of habitats throughout all of tropical and subtropical South America. Aggressive, fast moving, and fearless, this fish is a favorite among keepers of predatory or “monster” fish. Tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.

Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

$14.99$159.99

One of the larger predatory fish found in the Amazon Basin, the Silver Arowana is part of an ancient family of fish known as the bonytongues. A highly adapted surface feeder, Arowana are usually found close to the water’s surface in heavily overgrown areas with lots of cover. They are incredible jumpers, with adults able to leap several feet out of the water, and need to be kept in securely covered aquariums. Due to their enormous adult size, the Silver Arowana is recommended only for dedicated aquarists who can accommodate these giants in either a large custom aquarium or even an indoor pond. Specimens offered for sale are acclimated to aquarium life and feeding well on frozen and prepared foods.

Goldline Knifefish (Sternopygus macrurus)

$129.99

A large, robust, and uniquely patterned species, the Goldline Knifefish is found throughout the Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia and Ecuador, where it inhabits a wide variety of habitat types. These knifefish can be found in fast-moving freshwater streams as well as brackish water estuaries so they appear to tolerate a wide variety of water conditions. A large and outgoing species which will readily eat small fish, these knifefish are ideal for a species tank or a community aquarium consisting of large but relatively peaceful tankmates. Like most knifefish, they appreciate having ample hiding places but are not particularly shy.

Shipping Note: Due to their large size, large, extra large, and jumbo sized Goldline Knifefish are NOT eligible for our $55 flat rate shipping. If at all possible we recommend shipping these fish via air cargo (rates start at $45). Contact us for more information or for a quote.

Black Wolf Fish (Hoplias curupira)

$129.99

A medium sized and widely distributed species of Hoplias, the Black Wolf or Curupira is found in a wide range of habitats throughout the Amazon Basin. With its stocky build and dark color, it is popular among predatory fish keepers and although less aggressive than some wolf fish species tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.

Sabertooth Barracuda / Payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides)

$34.99$89.99

One of the most distinctive predators of the Amazon, the Sabertooth Barracuda or Payara is found throughout much of South America, where it tends to inhabit waters with moderate to strong current. With their unique, flattened body shape, they spend most of their time hanging motionless against the direction of the water flow, waiting for prey to drift by. They use lightning-fast reflexes and their namesake saber-like teeth to grab hold of their prey, which can be fish up to half their own size. In the aquarium, payara often require live foods – at least at first – and do best in well-oxygenated water with plenty of water movement.

Sturio / Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio)

$89.99

One of the more unusual-looking Amazonian Catfish, the Sturio or Zorro Catfish is found in relatively fast-moving, turbid waters in the wild, where it uses its elongated and highly sensitive barbels to find prey. In the aquarium, they require well-oxygenated water and do best with plenty of water movement. Although predatory, they are fairly peaceful towards any tankmates too big to eat.

Red Banded Leporinus (Synaptolaemus latofasciatus)

$49.99

A rare and vividly colored characin found throughout several major river systems in South America, the Red Banded Leporinus is a loose schooling species similar to the more well-known banded Leporinus (L. fasciatus). In the wild, they tend to inhabit moderate to fast moving acidic waters. With a maximum size of only 5-6″, they are a smaller and more manageable species for most aquariums than some of the larger Leporinus and Anostomus species but general care and behavior in the aquarium is similar.

Red Wolf Fish (Erythrinus erythrinus)

$49.99

The Red, Rainbow, or High Fin Wolf is a smaller species of wolf fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A fast moving and aggressive predatory fish, they are likely to attack even larger tankmates and are best kept alone or with large, fast moving fish or heavily armored catfish. Smaller specimens can be shy at first and appreciate plenty of cover, and be sure to keep their tanks tightly covered as they are prone to jump if spooked.

Black-barred Myleus (Myleus schomburgkii)

$49.99

A distincively marked schooling characin, the Black Bar Silver Dollar makes an impressive dither fish in a tank of large cichlids or predatory fish or as a centerpiece fish on their own. With their distinctive vertical black bars, elongated dorsal and anal fins, and combination of silver, red, and iridescent blue coloration, mature specimens are impressive fish and will display the best behavior and color in a group of 5 or more fish. With a wide range spanning much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, M. schomburgkii has several distinctive regional color variants, with the Orinoco form also known as “blue hook” or “emperor blue hook” due to the iridescent blue they display as adults.

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.

Marble Sailfin Catfish (Leiarus marmoratus)

$27.99$34.99

A large-growing, active, and beautifully marked catfish, The Marble Sailfin Cat originates in the Peruvian Amazon. With their distinctive spotted pattern, huge dorsal fin, and extremely long barbels, they are a beautiful and active fish in the aquarium. With an adult size of around 24-28″, however, they require an enormous aquarium or pond as an adult. Tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their huge mouths.

Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla piquiti)

$24.99$34.99

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.