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Costae Tetra (Moenkhausia costae)

$22.99$179.99

A rarely seen and highly sought-after species of schooling tetra, the Costae or Blackline Tetra is found in the shallow reaches of the Rio Sao Francisco and its tributaries in Southern Brazil. An extremely active species, they form large schools or shoals in the wild as a defense from predation. In the aquarium, their fast-moving nature and unique tail stripe pattern adds flash and movement to the middle and upper levels of the aquarium which has made them extremely popular with planted tank hobbyists and aquascapers. A hardy species, they are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions but should be kept in a well-covered aquarium as they are likely to jump. As a shoaling species, they should be kept in larger groups, with 5 fish being the minimum (more fish are better if space allows).

Amazon Crystal Tetra (Protocheirodon pi) – Group of 5 Fish

$54.99

A unique transparent characin found throughout the middle Amazon and its tributaries in Peru, the Amazon Crystal or Pi Tetra is an ideal aquarium fish, peaceful and loosely schooling. In the wild, they are usually found in groups along sandy shallows in clear or black water conditions. A hardy and undemanding fish, they add a unique flair to planted or aquascaped aquariums and are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

Red Banded Leporinus (Synaptolaemus latofasciatus)

$49.99

A rare and vividly colored characin found throughout several major river systems in South America, the Red Banded Leporinus is a loose schooling species similar to the more well-known banded Leporinus (L. fasciatus). In the wild, they tend to inhabit moderate to fast moving acidic waters. With a maximum size of only 5-6″, they are a smaller and more manageable species for most aquariums than some of the larger Leporinus and Anostomus species but general care and behavior in the aquarium is similar.

Jelly Bean Tetra (Ladegasia roloffi)

$5.49$49.99

A rarely seen nano-sized tetra from West Africa, the Jelly Bean Tetra is found in shallow, warm waters in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. A peaceful schooling fish, their care requirements are similar to most small tetra species and they are a hardy and colorful community fish.

Adonis Tetra (Lepidarchus adonis)

$4.99$44.99

A rarely seen nano-sized tetra from West Africa, the Adonis or Spotted Tetra is found in shallow, warm waters, usually in large shoals. A peaceful schooling fish, their care requirements are similar to most small tetra species and they are a hardy and colorful community fish.

Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) – Group of 10 Fish

$29.99

One of the most popular and instantly recognizable freshwater aquarium fish, the Cardinal Tetra originates from the dark, acidic waters of the Negro and Orinoco River basins in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. With their vivid red and blue coloration, peaceful demeanor, and schooling behavior they are one of the best aquarium fish species in the hobby for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they will get along with most other peaceful tankmates and will thrive in most setups. Our fish are wild collected from Colombia and carefully acclimated, quarantined, and conditioned before shipping to ensure you receive hardy, healthy, vibrant fish.

Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus) – Group of 10

$29.99

A hobby classic, the Rummynose Tetra has been popular with generations of aquarium keepers due to its high contrast coloration, peaceful nature, and active schooling behavior. Their characteristic red “nose” is a good indicator of water quality as it will be most vibrant when the fish are healthy and in warm, slightly acidic water. Unfortunately, inbreeding and hybridization of this fish in the aquarium trade have caused many tank raised specimens to lose some of their best color; we offer carefully acclimated wild collected specimens that exhibit vibrant coloration. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they make ideal inhabitants for medium to large planted tanks.

Wild Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) – Group of 10

$27.99

A smaller but equally colorful relative to the popular Cardinal and Neon Tetra, the Wild Green Neon inhabits shallow, acidic waters along the Rio Negro and Orinoco in Brazil and Colombia. A peaceful schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more, and will display their best coloration in warm, soft water in the aquarium. The addition of tannins to their water by products like Indian Almond Leaves or the use of natural driftwood will also help promote their most vibrant colors and behaviors. A great species for the smaller planted aquarium.

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Gold Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi) – Group of 10 Fish

$24.99

The Gold or Brass Tetra is widespread throughout South America, and is found in a  variety of habitat types in the wild, usually in large schools. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, making a great and vividly colored community fish. Their metallic gold pigmentation is actually caused by a harmless parasite that they are exposed to in the wild, which means that tank or pond raised specimens are usually dull in appearance and lack their namesake gold coloration. Like most small schooling tetras, Gold Tetras are best kept in groups of 10 or more, and will usually school with other similarly sized tetras. Our fish are wild collected, colorful, and carefully acclimated – a great addition to planted or nano aquariums.

Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)

$17.99$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.

Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)

$19.99

A larger growing and colorful characin, the Pinktail Chalceus is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and long lived, but tend to be skittish and shy if not kept in a group of 3 or more fish.  With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

African Red Eye Tetra (Arnoldichthys spilopterus)

$17.49

A larger growing and colorful tetra found in lakes and rivers throughout Nigeria, the African Red Eye or Big Scaled Tetra is a robust and hardy schooling fish. Best kept in groups of at least 5, they will also do well with other larger tankmates. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding. The addition of tannins in the form of Indian Almond Leaves or other botanicals will help bring out their best coloration.

Eques Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

The Eques or Diptail Pencilfish is a widely distributed loosely schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins.With their distinctive ‘head up’ posture (which helps them remain invisible to predators in the wild) and peaceful demeanor they have been a popular fish in the freshwater hobby for decades. Typically found in warm, extremely shallow waters alongside other tetra species, they prefer soft, acidic water conditions but are adaptable in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, they are relatively easy to care for but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

Red Beckford’s Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi ‘red’) – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

The Red form of the popular Beckford’s or Golden Pencilfish is a selectively bred strain which has been developed by breeders over generations to give the fish a vibrant red coloration. One of the hardiest pencilfish, they are well-suited for a peaceful community aquarium and are popular with aquascapers and planted tank hobbyists due to their color and interesting behavior. With their small adult size, they also make a great fish for nano aquariums as well. In the aquarium, they are relatively easy to care for, but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.