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L091 Three Beacon Pleco (Leporacanthicus triactis)


The Three Beacon or Redfin Black Spot Pleco is a distinctively colored pleco found in the upper Orinoco in Colombia and Venezuela, where they tend to be found in rocky, fast-moving waters. More carnivorous than many other plecos, they should be fed accept a variety of protein rich sinking prepared foods. They can be aggressive and territorial for a pleco and should be provided with ample hides and rockwork in the aquarium.


Common Wolf Fish (Hoplias malabaricus)


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.

Orinoco Big Spot Pleco (Hypancistrus contradens)


The Orinoco Big Spot or Polka-Dot Pleco is one of several small spotted species of Hypancistrus found in the Orinoco and Negro basins in South America. This species is distinguished by its large number of large, yellowish spots and is one of the more colorful pleco species found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. Like its relatives, they prefer warm, slightly soft water and are sensitive to poor water quality so regular water changes are a must. They should be fed a varied diet high in proteins, including frozen bloodworms, sinking prepared foods, and Repashy gel diet.


Leporinus granti


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.

L239 Blue Panaque Pleco (Baryancistrus beggini)


A uniquely colored and small growing species of pleco, the L239 or Blue Panaque is not actually a member of the genus Panaque but instead is grouped in with the Gold Nugget Plecos and their close relatives. Found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries, these are a hardy, relatively peaceful pleco. In the aquarium, a varied diet including plenty of vegetable-based foods is ideal.

L027a Xingu ‘Platinum’ Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. armbrusteri ‘Xingu’)


A distinctive variant of Royal Pleco hailing from Brazil’s Rio Xingu, the Platinum or Long Nose Royal Pleco inhabits rocky, clear, fast-moving water throughout its native range. They are characterized by a more elongated body than other Royal Plecos and a base coloration of whitish silver (as opposed to brown or green) which becomes more pronounced as they grow. Like all Royal Plecos they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix are ideal for this species.

Marbled Bichir (Polypterus palmas polli)


The Marbled Bichir, Polypterus palmas polli, is found in shallow, slow moving waters in Central and parts of Western Africa. It is a smaller growing species, only reaching 12-13″ as adults and is less predatory than some of their larger-mouthed relatives. This subspecies is one of several so-called “upper jaw” group of Polypterus, so named because their upper lip extends over the lower jaw. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

Mokele-Mbembe Bichir (Polypterus mokolembembe)


A rarely imported, medium-sized Bichir found in parts of the Congo River Basin in Central Africa, the Mokele Mbembe Bichir is one of the more recently described members of the genus (it had been previously misidentified as P. retropinnis). In the wild, it tends to inhabit acidic, blackwater creeks and rivers but is hardy and will adapt to a wide range of conditions in the aquarium. A member of the so-called “upper jaw” group of Bichirs due to the fact that their upper lip protrudes past the lower, like all Polypterus they require a tightly-covered aquarium as they will jump if given the chance.

Guinea Endlicheri Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri ‘Guinea’)


The ‘Guinea’ Endlicheri Bichir is one of several distinctive geographical variants of the widespread Polypterus endlicheri which is found in various slow-moving shallow water habitats ins Guinea and possibly surrounding countries in West Africa. Like all Endlicheri or Saddled Bichir variants, it is a large growing species, reaching sizes of over 30″ in the wild and the form from Guinea is known as one of the largest, and most heavy bodied of the geographical variants and subspecies. Polypterus endlicheri is one of several so-called “lower jaw” group of Polypterus, so named for their distinctive heavy lower jaw that protrude over the upper lip. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

Zaire Green Bichir (Polypterus retropinnis)


A medium sized member of the so-called “upper jaw” complex of Polypterus, the Zaire Green Bichir is a relatively new species to the trade which after examination by scientists was determined to be the true P. retropinnis (while most specimens in the trade sold as P. retropinnis before this were actually the newly described species P. mokelembebe). Originating from moderate to fast-flowing waters in the Congo River basin in Central Africa, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night.

True Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus) – Group of 10


One of the smallest species of Corydoras and an ideal, active schooling fish for the aquarium, the true Pygmy Cory is found in the middle to upper Amazon and Napo rivers in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. In the wild, they are usually found in shallow white or clear water creeks with moderate current, and are a true shoaling fish which aggregates in groups of hundreds to thousands of individual fish. In the aquarium, they will exhibit this same ‘swarming’ behavior and constant activity if kept in groups of 10 or more. With their small adult size and compatibility with almost any other small fish or invertebrate, they are an extremely popular addition to planted and shrimp tanks.

Concolor Cory (Corydoras concolor)


A large growing species of Corydoras, the Concolor or Slate Cory is found in softwater streams throughout the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. Adult fish are dark black in color with highlights of bronze and green and a tall dorsal fin. Like most Cory catfish, they are peaceful, hardy, and best kept in groups due to their schooling nature. Because of their larger adult size, Concolor Corys make for great bottom feeders or dithers in aquariums with medium South or Central American Cichlids or other predatory fish which aren’t large enough to try to make a meal of them.

Ruby Tetra (Axelrodia riesei) – Group of 5 Fish


A stunning dwarf tetra found in Colombia’s Rio Meta drainage, the Ruby Tetra lives up to its name, exhibiting a deep red coloration throughout its entire body. With an adult size of only 1″, they are an ideal nano aquarium fish and are deservedly popular with planted aquarium hobbyists as well. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, the Ruby Tetra is an active and hardy fish which will display their best color in a large group an when kept in ideal water conditions.

Chili / Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) – Group of 10 Fish


An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Chili, Mosquito, or Brigittae Rasbora is found in warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their vibrant red color and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. In the aquarium, they are hardy and will generally thrive under a wide range of conditions but will exhibit their best color if kept in warm, slightly soft water and in a group of 10 or more.

Reticulated Hillstream Loach (Sewellia lineolata)


Easily the most spectacularly marked of all the hillstream loaches, the Reticulated Hillstream Loach or Reticulated Butterfly Sucker is found in fast-flowing, rocky rapids in Central and Northern Vietnam. Perfectly adapted for life in fast moving waters, their heavily modified pectoral and anal fins form a suction-cup-like ventral surface that allows them to not only attach to almost any surface but actually move forward against strong current and even climb up sheer rock faces and waterfalls. Due to their specialized nature, they require fast, cool, well-oxygenated water not above 76F and strong current in the aquarium. They will readily feed on biofilms, algae, and certain prepared foods like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula or Repashy Gel Diet. A social and outgoing species, they will thrive in groups of 5 or more and have successfully been bred in the aquarium.