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Spotted Tail Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘trucha’)

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An extremely rare undescribed Pike Cichlid in the lugbris species complex, the Spotted Tail or Trout Pike Cichlid is found in the Rio Mataven, a tributary of the Orinoco in Colombia. With distinctive spotting and a unique yellow and brown color pattern, this species is unlike any other close relatives in the region. A large and powerful predator, they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their large mouths and can be territorial towards tankmates.

Peppermint Oto (Parotocinclus cf. eppleyi)


A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Peppermint Oto inhabits Venezuela’s Rio Orinoco, 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.

Jelly Bean Tetra (Ladegasia roloffi)


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.

Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)


One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″

Orinoco Dwarf Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Orinoco dwarf’)


One of the smaller species of Pike Cichlids, the Orinoco Dwarf is a relatively peaceful Crenicichla found in the warm, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. A hardy and active species, they are usually found in groups in the wild and will form a distinct social hierarchy in the aquarium if given enough space. Be sure to provide plenty of cover for each fish to create and defend its own territory.


Fire Spot Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Inirida III’)

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A rare and spectacularly marked pike cichlid from the Inirida in Colombia and Venezuela, the Fire Spotted or Inirida III pike is a member of the saxatilis-type group. They are found in warm, acidic, fast-flowing waters but in the aquarium are hardy and relatively adaptable.


Blue Heckel Discus (Symphysodon discus) – Wild Japura


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 are more sensitive to water quality and are best kept by experienced hobbyists. 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. Heckel discus are known as one of the most colorful of all wild discus forms. These specimens originate from the Rio Japura in Brazil and exhibit striking blues and contrasting red striations.


Bullseye Puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus)


A freshwater to marine puffer found along the Pacific Coast of South and Central America, the Bullseye Puffer is a large growing and attractively marked species. When young, they are often found in pure freshwater but migrate to brackish or full marine waters as they reach adulthood. Like most puffers, they are prone to nipping the fins of other fish, so should be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates (if any). This species can be kept in  groups, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression.


L473 Black Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus sp. L473)

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An uncommon, rarely exported member of the genus Leporicanthicus, the Black Vampire or Dottyback Vampire Pleco is found in remote reaches of the Atabapo and extreme upper Rio Negro in Colombia and Venezuela. Their patterns are extremely variable, with some specimens showing spots only on the face and others exhibiting spots throughout the entire body. Generally the spots closest to the tail are gold or yellow. A relatively aggressive and territorial species (like most species in the genus Leporacanthicus) L473 are primarily carnivores, and prefer a protein rich diet.

Cuban Cichlid (Nandopsis tetracanthus)


A large growing and aggressive Cichlid found in freshwater lakes and streams on the island of Cuba, the Cuban Cichlid is uncommon in the hobby but popular with cichlid keepers. With their high contrast black-and-white pattern, large adult size, and outgoing nature, they make for impressive display fish as adults. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but tankmates should be chosen carefully due to their aggressive nature. Other large Central American cichlids or hardy dither fish like Triportheus or Silver Dollar species are generally the best options.

Orinoco Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus cf. macrophthalmus)


A unique, oddly-shaped Loricariid, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is distinguished by its flattened body and prominent fleshy tentacles surrounding the nose which gives them their common name. Very similar in appearance and habits to the more well-known L034 (Ancistrus ranunculus), which is found in the fast-moving clear waters of the Xingu in Brazil, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is found in similar habitat type in the Orinoco basin and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and ample hiding places in the form of rocks, driftwood, or caves.

L600 Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)


A beautifully patterned pleco, the L600/LDA007 or Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco is found in stretches of the Rio Branco, a whitewater tributary of the Rio Negro in Brazil. In the wild, they are known to inhabit rocky, deep water channels in high-current areas. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water with some current and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. A mainly carnivorous species, they should be offered protein-rich foods like Repashy Gel Diets or Fluval Bug Bites.

Red Head Tapajos Eartheater (Geophagus sp. ‘Red Head Tapajos’)


A medium growing and spectacularly colored eartheater from the extensive ‘Surinamensis’ complex of similar-looking species of Geophagus, the Red Head Tapajos Eartheater gets its name from the vivid reddish-orange coloration adult fish display on the front surface of their face. Originally found in the clear, warm waters of the lower Rio Tapajos in Brazil, the species has become widely popular in the hobby and now is regularly aquacultured for the aquarium trade. A fairly peaceful cichlid, they do best in groups of 5 or more and will coexist peacefully with most fish too large to be eaten.

Imitator Catfish (Brachyrhamdia meesi)


A rare and unique catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries, the Imitator Catfish or Mees’ Pimelodelid is adapted to spend most of its life as a mimic among shoaling species like Otocinclus and Corydoras species, where it likely finds safety from predators among the large groups of more armored catfish. An active fish, it should be kept in groups or at least with other actively schooling species. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding, and will accept a wide variety of sinking prepared or frozen foods.