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Siebold’s Cichlid (Talamancaheros sieboldii)


A rarely seen Central American Cichlid found along the Pacific slope of Panama and Costa Rica, the Siebold’s Cichlid is a colorful and territorial rheophilic or river dwelling species. Like many of its close relatives in Central America, this species is threatened by habitat degradation and competition from nonnative species. In the aquarium, they are an aggressive, boisterous fish that requires plenty of open swimming space as well as lots of cover. They are sensitive to water quality so frequent large water changes should be considered essential to long term success with this species.

Xingu Blue Streak Eartheater (Geophagus argyrostictus)


A distinctive and colorful cichlid, the Blue Streak Eartheater or Geophagus argyrostictus is known only from the Rio Xingu and its tributaries in Brazil. In the wild, it inhabits very warm, clear waters in areas with powerful current, usually in relatively shallow water above sandy substrate. Like most fish from the fast-moving Xingu it is a powerful swimmer and will do best when provided plenty of current in the aquarium. Named for the distinctive blue facial markings, this species is more aggressive and territorial than some eartheaters but will generally do well with similar sized tankmates as long as plenty of open swimming space and cover is provided. Like all eartheaters, a substrate of fine sand is essential for their well-being in the aquarium and they will spend most of their time sifting it through their specialized gills to pick out small food particles.

Rio Magdalena Umbee Cichlid (Kronheros Umbriferus)


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.

Tocantins Thorny Catfish (Rhinodoras sp. ‘Tocantins’)


A rare doradid catfish found in rivers throughout Central and Southern Brazil, the Marbled Thorny Catfish is a peaceful, substrate feeding fish found in areas of moderate to fast water flow. In the wild, it feeds heavily on invertebrates including snails, but will accept most frozen or prepared sinking foods in the aquarium. This species is largely sedentary but is a fast and agile swimmer when necessary so will benefit from a spacious aquarium with plenty of open swimming space.

Nan Hillstream Loach (Hemimyzon nanensis)


A rarely imported hillstream loach from the upper Chaopraya River in Thailand, H. nanensis is, like most of its close relatives, highly adapted for life in  the shallow, fast-moving mountain streams where they occur in the wild. In the aquarium, they require similar conditions, with cooler, well-oxygenated water, strong current, and lots of smooth rocks and driftwood for cover. They are specialized algae and biofilm grazers in the wild and require a varied diet of algae or vegetable based foods like Repashy gel diet.

L135 Demini Worm Line Pleco (Peckoltia braueri)


A medium sized pleco found in the Rio Demini, a tributary of the middle Rio Negro in Brazil along with parts of Guyana, the L135 Worm Line Pleco is named for the unique scribbled line pattern that adorns its face. In the wild, they are found in warm, acidic, waters in areas of moderate current and will do best in similar conditions in the aquarium. This species may be the same as L121 which is known from nearby Guyana. A hardy and easy to care for pleco, they will do well with most tankmates but should be given plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or caves so they can establish territories. This species will eat a variety of sinking, gel, and fresh foods in the aquarium, and should be offered a varied diet high in protein.

L027 Tocantins ‘Woodgrain’ Royal Pleco (Panaque armbrusteri)


A vibrantly colored and distinctly marked variant of Royal Pleco, the so-called Woodgrain Royal originates from the waters of the middle Tocantins river in Brazil. Its common name comes from the fine, intricate pattern of black stripes set against the tan body coloration. Like all species of Panaque, they have specialized teeth and are adapted to eat and even digest wood, although the Woodgrain Royal Pleco also feeds on submerged vegetation and invertebrates. Conditions in the aquarium should be as close to their wild habitat as possible, with moderate to strong current, warm temperatures, and excellent water quality. Due to their specialized diet, we recommend providing driftwood for grazing and feeding a specialty diet like Repashy Morning Wood.

Tenellus Blue Eyed Rainbow (Pseudomugil tenellus)


A colorful and active member of the genus Pseudomugil, commonly referred to as “blue eye rainbows” in the hobby, the Tenellus Rainbowfish originates from coastal regions of Northeastern Australia and parts of New Guinea. In the wild, they tend to be found in warm, slow-moving waters and like many close relatives in its genus moves between pure fresh, brackish, and even full-strength marine waters occasionally. Tank raised specimens remain quite salt tolerant but are raised in pure freshwater and do not require additional salt to thrive. In the aquarium, they are best kept in groups and will do well in a well planted tank with plenty of cover and will get along well with most similarly sized peaceful tankmates.

Fine Spotted Eartheater (Satanoperca mapiritensis)


A stunning large growing and peaceful cichlid found throughout much of the Orinoco basin and its surroundings in South America, the Fine Spot or Mapiritensis Eartheater is one of several species once commonly referred to as Geophagus jurupari but are now considered separate species. S. mapiritensis is easily recognized by the dense pattern of fine iridescent spots covering most of their gill plate and face and its collection locality. 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 will do best in soft, warm water (pH 7.0 or below, temperatures of 80+) and appreciate the addition of tannins to their water by way of botanicals like Indian Almond Leaves or similar.

Ninja Woodcat (Tatia musaica)


A unique and attractively patterned dwarf woodcat from the Orinoco and Atabapo basins in Colombia and Venezeula, the Ninja Woodcat is a cryptic species which spends most of the daylight hours hidden within driftwood, leaf litter, or submerged logs. At night however, they emerge to feed near the surface where they actively hunt for insects and insect larvae. In the aquarium they are a hardy species and have been bred successfully, but should be kept only with similarly small and peaceful tankmates as they can easily be outcompeted for food.