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Bumblebee Jelly Catfish (Batrochoglanis cf. raninus)

$39.99

One of many similar looking species of South American Bumblebee Catfish, the Bumblebee Jelly Cat is a medium growing species with a flattened body and very wide mouth. In the wild, they are a cryptic ambush predator, relying on their camouflage pattern to blend into areas of leaf litter or submerged driftwood. In the aquarium, they are a hardy species that will rarely bother tankmates as long as they are too big to fit into their large mouths.

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Red Tail Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis)

$9.99

A medium-sized schooling tetra relative, the Red Tail, Red Line, or Slender Hemiodus is widespread throughout the Amazon and Orinoco basins, where it is usually found in large mixed species shoals alongside other schooling tetras. A fast and somewhat skittish fish at first, they make for an impressive display in a larger mixed species aquarium and make excellent tankmates for most other peaceful fish. This species prefers warm, slightly acidic water and will do best when given plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or tall plants.

Zebra Silver Dollar (Myleus sp. “Zebra”)

$79.99

A rarely seen species of Myleus (commonly referred to as Silver Dollars in the trade), the Sailfin Red Hook or Myleus setiger originates in the rivers and streams of Guyana and Suriname. It has only rarely been seen in the aquarium hobby, but adults develop extremely elongated, deep red dorsal and anal fins as well as a reticulated or blotchy pattern on the body. These tank-bred specimens from Asia are a new and rare offering.

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Snub Nosed Payara (Cynodon gibbus)

$29.99$69.99

A smaller growing relative of the Payara or Sabertooth Barracudas found throughout much of South America, the Snub Nosed Payara is a highly adapted predator typically found in 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.

Pygmy Talking Catfish (Physopyxis lyra)

$9.99

One of the smallest species of catfish known, the Pygmy Talking Catfish is a unique and uncommonly imported Doradid found throughout the middle Amazon and Essequibo basins. In the wild, they are a cryptic species which inhabits leaf litter and driftwood piles in warm, extremely shallow water. In the aquarium, they are a hardy and unusual addition to a nano or small fish community aquarium. A scavenger and opportunistic feeder, they will accept most sinking frozen and prepared foods for very small fish.

Marbled / Abramites Headstander (Abramites hypselonotus)

$9.99

A unique, larger growing characin found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Marbled or Abramites Headstander is an active schooling fish that makes for an impressive display in a medium to large aquarium. These relatives to the more common Spotted Headstanders are a fast swimming fish that are usually found in areas of fast to moderate current with lots of cover in the form of driftwood or overhanging vegetation. In the aquarium, they will do best in groups of 5 or more (smaller groups will be prone to nipping at each other) and when kept with other similarly sized, fast moving fish. They make an ideal dither fish for medium to large South American Cichlids and have the added benefit of grazing on nuisance hair algae on rocks or decor.

True Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)

$149.99

The Spotted Gar is a rare species of true gar. It is native to the temperate and subtropical waters of North America. Like all gar, they are predators, feeding on fish, frogs, and vertebrates. In the wild, the fish can reach 5 feet or more in length, and should be considered only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or large ponds.

Dot Dash Leporinus (Leporinus steyermarki)

$7.99

An uncommon and attractively marked species of Leporinus, the Dot Dash Leporinus is found throughout the Orinoco Basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It is found in a variety of habitat types, from fast flowing waters to shallow blackwater swamps. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups of 3-5 or more as they are a social fish. While they can be prone to nipping fins on slow moving tankmates, they make excellent dither fish for medium to large South American Cichlids or other fast moving larger fish.

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Elephant Nose Knifefish (Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus)

$59.99

A large growing and unique knifefish, the Elephant Nose Knifefish is, as the name implies, distinguished by its elongated trunk which it uses to root in substrate to find food. They feed on insect larvae and crustaceans in the wild, but in the aquarium will generally accept small frozen foods like bloodworms or brine. Like most knifefish, they are shy and should be provided with plenty of cover in the form of driftwood and leaf litter in the aquarium.

 

Green Stripe Duckbill Cat (Tympanopleura sp.)

$29.99

A unique member of a rarely seen genus of duckbill catfish, the Green Stripe Duckbill Cat is found in the Nanay river, a tributary of the Peruvian Amazon. Unlike some of the related duckbill catfish of the genus Ageneiosus, these fish are not large growing, with a maximum size of around 5-6″. They are often misidentified and this striped variant is one of several found in the region that are yet to be described. In the aquarium they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best with plenty of plants or driftwood for cover. They are often found in groups in the wild and will loosely school in some cases.

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Jau / Gilded Catfish (Zungaro zungaro)

$499.99

One of the Amazon’s largest and most widespread giant catfish, the Jau or Gilded Catfish ranges from the headwaters of the river in the East to its mouth and most major tributaries. Throughout its range it is considered an important food fish. With wild specimens reported to reach well over 50″ in length, these fish are powerful, huge growing fish suitable only for public aquariums or very large tropical ponds or custom aquariums. In the wild, they are an active predator and scavenger, found in the fast-moving main river channels and preying on smaller fish, invertebrates, and carrion.