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Azul Peacock Bass (Cichla piquiti)

$24.99$99.99

With distinctive blueish gray 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.

Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)

$10.99$22.99

The Red Hook Silver Dollar is a popular, colorful schooling fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A relatively peaceful fish, they do best in groups of 5 or more and make an excellent “dither” fish for large cichlids or other predatory fish species. They also add activity to the upper levels larger aquariums with their constant, rapid swimming and close schooling behavior.

Amazon Leaf Fish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus)

$19.99$34.99

An amazing example of mimicry in nature, the Amazon Leaf Fish both looks and acts exactly like a dead leaf as a sneaky way to lull its prey into a sense of security. When small fish venture too close, it extends its surprisingly large mouth and inhales them in one quick motion. In the aquarium, they make for an extremely unique display fish, especially in small groups. They are peaceful with nearly any fish too big to be eaten, but tankmates should be chosen carefully as fast-moving or aggressive fish can cause them stress. Although they are relatively hardy, feeding can be a challenge as they can be difficult to wean off live food fish or insects.

Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

$22.99$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.

Black / Blue Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirae)

$89.99$299.99

Found in the blackwater Negro and Orinoco Rivers in South America, the Black Arowana is a sought after species due to its vibrant iridescent coloration and orange-trimmed black fins. Like all arowana they are large, surface-dwelling predators which require ample tankspace and a tight fitting cover as they are powerful jumpers. Black arowana are generally peaceful towards any tankmates too large to be eaten. Although slightly smaller than their close relative the Silver Arowana, they still grow to an impressive adult size and require an appropriately large aquarium.

Aimara Wolf Fish (Hoplias aimara)

$299.99$449.99

The largest species of wolf fish and one of the most impressive predatory fish available in the aquarium hobby, the Aimara or Giant Wolf Fish is a fierce predator suitable only for the largest aquariums – or perhaps more appropriately indoor ponds. Found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, these fish are powerful fish eaters which use their prominent sharp teeth to grab hold of prey. Despite their bulky appearance, Aimara Wolf Fish are fast swimmers and should be given ample swimming room (and a strong, tight-fitting cover). They are adaptable and generally hardy in the aquarium so long as good water quality is maintained. Due to their enormous adult size and predatory nature, these fish are only recommended for experienced hobbyists with the means to adequately house this species long term.

Irwini / Giant Talking Catfish (Megalodoras uranoscopus)

$39.99$359.99

A unique and heavily armored catfish found throughout the Amazon and its tributaries, the Irwin’s Catfish or Giant Raphael Catfish is typically a gentle giant in the aquarium, ignoring most fish and being well protected from even the most aggressive tankmates. In the wild, their diet largely consists of aquatic snails, crustaceans, fruit and vegetation, but they will readily accept almost any sinking food. A great scavenger to help manage leftover food in large cichlid or predatory fish displays, they do grow to a huge adult size and will require a tank of 180 gallons at the bare minimum.

Black-barred Myleus (Myleus schomburgkii)

$37.99$54.99

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.

Red Wolf Fish (Erythrinus erythrinus)

$49.99$67.99

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.

Spotted Silver Dollar (Metynnis lippincottianus)

$12.99$34.99

A colorful and attractively marked relative of the common Silver Dollar – a longtime hobby favorite – the Spotted Silver Dollar is a large schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon basin. Although it grows to a fairly large size as an adult, they are hardy and active aquarium fish and make excellent dither fish for large cichlids or in a mixed species community tank of appropriate size. An omnivore in nature, they will eat almost any food offered but should be given a varied diet including some vegetable based foods.

Black Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons)

$12.99$44.99

A long time aquarium favorite, the Black Ghost Knifefish is a distinctive and unusual fish originating from the Amazon and its tributaries. A nocturnal and generally shy fish, like all knifefish they use a weak electrical discharge to sense their surroundings and find food. Although slow growing, they can reach the impressive size of 14″ or more and tend to prey on smaller fish as they grow. Black Ghost Knifefish are intelligent, often learning to eat from their owner’s hands or even to allow themselves to be “pet” once adapted to aquarium life.

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Common Wolf Fish (Hoplias malabaricus)

$29.99$149.99

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.

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Leporinus granti

$44.99$74.99

One of the most attractively marked of all Leporinus, L. granti is found throughout much of South America but extremely rare in the hobby. A large, fast-swimming, but relatively peaceful species, they make an excellent tankmate for large, peaceful cichlids.

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Prehistoric Monster Fish (Thalassophryne amazonica)

$69.99$79.99

A rarely seen and cryptic species found throughout the middle Amazon, the Prehistoric Monster Fish is actually a pure freshwater species of toadfish. Like its marine relatives, it is an ambush predator, lying in wait (often buried in sand) for prey to swim by. It is also venomous, and care should be taken when netting or otherwise handling the fish. In the aquarium, they are shy and spend most of their time hiding and camouflaged to their surroundings but can be weaned onto non-live food over time.

Albino Red Pacu (Piaractus brachypomum ‘albino’)

$19.99$24.99

One of the larger fish in the Amazon Basin, and an important food fish throughout most of the its range, the Red Belly Pacu is a beautifully marked “gentle giant” suitable for only the largest private aquariums, indoor ponds, or public displays. In the wild, this fish is an opportunistic grazer, which feeds primarily on fallen fruit and nuts from trees overhanging the rivers edge habitat where they are usually found. They are a hardy species, tolerant of a wide range of water conditions – but given their huge size and equally large appetite they will require significant filtration and regular water changes. The Red Pacu will accept almost any frozen or prepared food in the aquarium but should be offered a varied diet heavy in vegetable matter. The Albino morph of this fish only recently entered the market from commercial farms where they are raised primarily as food fish.