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L204 Flash / Emperor Pleco (Panaqolus albivermis)


A beautiful pleco found in the Ucayali and Maranon river drainages in Peru, the Flash or Emperor is a relatively small species with a maximum adult size of 5″. Hardy and undemanding, the L204 is not an algae eater by nature but more than makes up for it with their striking striped pattern and distinctive lyretail.  They should be fed a varied diet high in protein.

Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)


One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. These fish originate from the Rio Nanay in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis ‘orange’) – Group of 3


The Orange Dwarf Crayfish is a selectively bred form of a tiny dwarf species native to crater lakes in Mexico. While the wild form of this crustacean is normally an unremarkable grey or brown, this form has become extremely popular in the hobby due to its vibrant orange coloration. Ideal for planted or nano aquariums, they are plant and fish safe, and unlikely to harm any tankmates. As a scavenger, they will feed readily on most frozen or prepared sinking diets.


Peru Orange Spot Motoro Stingray (Potamotrygon motoro)

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One of the most widespread species of freshwater ray in the world, the Motoro or Ocellated River Ray can be found in almost every major river basin in South America, and rays from different geographical regions often show variations in color and pattern. The Peru “Orange Spot” Motoro is found in the Rio Ucayali in Peru and display a distinctly colorful and high-contrast pattern of bright orange spots surrounded by deep black rings. Although they grow to a fairly large size, Motoro Stingrays are generally considered to be the best “starter ray” for hobbyists looking to keep freshwater stingrays (although they are by no means a fish for beginners). Like all freshwater rays, they require perfect water quality, large, frequent water changes, and a very large aquarium. Recently imported rays may take some time to wean off live foods but will readily accept chopped earthworms or nightcrawlers right away.

Due to their sensitive nature and specialized care requirements Freshwater Rays are not eligible for our normal guarantee. We guarantee live arrival only.

Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)


A rarely seen catfish found in parts of Borneo, Indonesia, very little is known about the Dragon or Rooster Catfish in the wild. In the aquarium, it appears to be hardy and undemanding, and with a maximum size of about 8″ it is very suitable for medium to large tanks. With their unmistakable long, flowing tail and active nature they make for a unique and showy addition to any medium/large fish community.

Marble Sailfin Catfish (Leiarus marmoratus)


A large-growing, active, and beautifully marked catfish, The Marble Sailfin Cat originates in the Peruvian Amazon. With their distinctive spotted pattern, huge dorsal fin, and extremely long barbels, they are a beautiful and active fish in the aquarium. With an adult size of around 24-28″, however, they require an enormous aquarium or pond as an adult. Tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their huge mouths.

Ornate Pimelodus Catfish (Pimelodus ornatus)


A larger-growing cousin of the popular, well-known Spotted Pictus, the Ornate Pim Catfish is found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries but is uncommon in the hobby. With its distinctive black and white banding, silver base, and striped pattern, they are a beautiful and extremely active fish in the aquarium. With a maximum size of around 12″, they are much more manageable as adult fish than many other large growing catfish seen in the trade. Although they are generally peaceful, tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their mouths.

Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater (Biotodoma wavrini)


A peaceful smaller cichlid found throughout the Rio Orinoco and Rio Negro drainages , the Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater is both beautifully marked and rarely seen in the hobby. A social species, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species. A close relative of the more well known species in the genus Geophagus, they will sift through sand looking for food particles and are generally planted tank safe.

Red Spot Gold Severum (Heros cf. efasciatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Green or Turquoise Severum, the Red Spot Gold or Super Red Severum displays a base orange color with intense red spotting throughout the body and face. They are hardy, large growing and relatively peaceful cichlids but can be aggressive towards others of the same or similar species.

Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)


A gentle giant found throughout much of West and Central Africa, the Giraffe Catfish is a hardy and adaptable species with a distinctive spotted pattern. In the wild, it inhabits shallow, slow-moving areas of rivers and lakes where they use their large barbels to sift for food in the sand and mud. In the aquarium, they are undemanding and make excellent tankmates for similarly peaceful large fish.

Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis)


An interestingly marked Cichlid found throughout much of the Amazon Basin, the Chocolate Cichlid (also sometimes known as Chameleon Cichlid) has been popular in the aquarium hobby for decades. As the name implies, they are largely a chocolate brown color but able to quickly change their colors and patterns into shades of green, tan, black, and red. Adult fish have vivid red colors around the face and gill plates. A fairly peaceful cichlid, they make an excellent addition to most large Central/South American Cichlid communities and will typically not bother any non-cichlid tankmate large enough not to be eaten.

Chinese Phoenix Barb (Spinibarbus denticulatus)


The Chinese Phoenix Barb is a commonly farmed fish in Southern China and Northern Vietnam, where they are considered an important food fish. Although dull as juveniles, they develop into very impressive adults, displaying deep reds in the fins and a high contrast black-and-silver pattern on the body. They are found in a wide range of temperatures, and will tolerate both tropical and subtropical temperatures. Although hardy and adaptable, they will do best in clean, well-oxygenated water with moderate current. A peaceful species which will do well with most similarly sized fish.