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Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri)

$12.99

One of the most strikingly beautiful species of pencilfish, the Coral Red Pencil originates from the soft, acidic waters of the upper Rio Nanay in the Peruvian Amazon. A schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more as they will display the best color in the presence of a group. In the aquarium, they make stunning display fish, and are both hardy and active. Feeding a diet high in red color enhancers (like astaxanthin or other carotenoids) will help ensure they maintain their brightest colors.

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Purple Pencilfish (Nannostomus rubrocaudatus)

$14.99

A vibrantly colored and sought after pencilfish from the Rio Huallaga in Peru, the Purple Pencilfish makes a spectacular addition to a planted aquarium or blackwater style aquarium. Like most pencilfish, they can be somewhat shy and will do best in small groups of 5 or more fish. Males develop the most intense purple coloration, with dominant males in the group typically being the most brightly colored.

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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.

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Rio Tigre Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama)

$14.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Rio Tigre Zebra Oto inhabits Peru’s Rio Tigre, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamened algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

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Flash Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)

$99.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the Juruense or False Tigrinus is widely distributed throughout the Amazon Basin, where it is a prized food fish. Although juvenile fish tend to be a drab dark gray with some striping, as they grow this fish will develop a striking pattern of black stripes on an off white or occasionally even cream-colored background, extending to the intricately striped tail. The rare and sought after “flash” variant of this species displays very light white or yellow base coloration with an elaborate stripe pattern. These catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

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Nanay Dorado Catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii)

$99.99$159.99

Although many large Amazon catfish are known as “Dorado”, this species is among the largest growing and most distinctive. With its uniform metallic silver coloration and torpedo-like hydrodynamic shape, the Dorado is an impressive fish, but one suitable only for enormous custom aquariums or large indoor ponds. In the wild, this fish inhabits deep stretches of turbid, sediment rich rivers and streams, where it relies on its sensitive barbels to find and catch prey. Like many of the giant Amazonian catfish, they are sensitive to water quality and will require massive filtration and regular large water changes to thrive. A fish for experienced, specialist aquarium hobbyists with the resources to keep them long term only.

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Tigrinus Catfish (Brachyplatystoma tigrinum)

$174.99$199.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the True Tigrinus catfish is found throughout the middle Amazon in Brazil and Peru, where it is a prized food fish. Juvenile fish are grayish at first, developing their distinct striping pattern as they grow. Tigrinus Catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

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Atromaculatus Cichlid (Mesoheros atromaculatus)

$14.99$39.99

An uncommon and smaller growing cichlid from the coastal drainages of Colombia, M. atromaculatus is one of the less aggressive species of its genus (although it is still very much a cichlid). In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding and will generally pair off as they grow. Provide ample cover as they will become territorial as adults.

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Celestial Pearl Danio / Galaxy Rasbora (Celestichthys margaritatus)

$6.99$63.99

One of the most beautifully patterned nano fish in the aquarium hobby, the Celestial Pearl Danio, Galaxy Rasbora, or simply “CPD” as it is often known in the hobby originates in the shallow waters of Myanmar’s streams and lakes but are now commercially bred on a large scale. The Celestial Pearl Danio is a peaceful schooling fish ideal for smaller aquariums and is extremely popular with aquascapers and planted tank hobbyists due to its vivid colors and small adult size. Hardy and undemanding, they will readily accept most flake or small granulated foods.

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Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus (Ancistrus sp.)

$34.99

A recently developed and sought after strain of the popular Bristlenose Pleco, the Longfin Green Dragon Ancistrus displays unmistakable greenish coloration paired with extremely long, flowing fins. Like all Bristlenose Plecos, they are exceptional algae eaters, grazing on diatoms and other nuisance algae in the aquarium. They are also plant and invertebrate safe, making them a unique and colorful addition to planted or aquascaped tanks.

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Red Spot Green Discus – Wild Rio Nanay (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

$44.99$119.99

Long considered the most beautiful of all freshwater aquarium fish, the discus remains a popular fish for serious hobbyists. Regular, large water changes, a protein-rich varied diet, and warm water temperatures (78-84) will create ideal conditions for discus to thrive. Wild discus like the Red Spotted Green are  sensitive to water quality and are best kept by experienced hobbyists, however their reputation for being challenging isn’t entirely deserved. They will do best in soft, slightly acidic water and may take weeks or even months to display their optimal colors in an aquarium but will reward patient aquarists with spectacular coloration and natural behaviors. Discus are found in loose aggregations in the wild, and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium (8-10 is ideal). The spectacular wild form from Peru’s Rio Nanay are known for their stunning iridescent green base color with exceptional specimens showing vivid red spots throughout their entire body.

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Royal Clown Knifefish (Chitala blanci)

$69.99

An uncommon and distinctive species of knifefish from Southeast Asia, the Royal Clown Knife is found in fast-moving waters of the middle Mekong. A predatory species with a surprisingly large mouth, they can easily eat fish up to 1/3rd their size in many cases. Despite their predatory nature, they are peaceful towards nearly all tankmates too big to be eaten.

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Rio Nanay “Peru Altum” Angel (Pterophyllum scalare)

$29.99$49.99

A distinctive regional variant of freshwater Angelfish, the Rio Nanay Angel is also called by the trade name “Peru Altum” although it is not the true Altum Angel from the Orinoco basin of Colombia and Venezuela. One of the characteristics that distinguishes this naturally occurring form of angel is its reddish or pink spots which become more prominent with age. A beautiful and unique fish, they prefer warm, soft, acidic water and are relatively undemanding in the aquarium.

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Natterer’s Knifefish (Sternarchogiton nattereri)

$49.99

This extremely rare species of knifefish is found throughout much of the middle Amazon, where it inhabits mats of floating vegetation in low to moderate flow areas and feeds primarily on insect larvae. Adult males of the species develop a jaw full of huge, protruding teeth and were once thought to represent another genus and species entirely (Oedemognathus exodon). Males are thought to use these teeth in territorial disputes against other adult males, although the species is generally peaceful toward one another so long as they are provided with ample hides and cover.

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Orange Zebra Oto (Hypoptopoma sp. ‘Peru Orange’)

$14.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Rio Orange Zebra Oto inhabits Peru’s upper Rio Nanay, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamented algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.