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‘Tocantins Red’ Johanna Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla johanna ‘Tocantins’)


The Red Fin or Johanna Pike is a large growing species found throughout much of the Amazon basin, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American cichlids.


Sailfin Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myleus setiger)


A rarely seen species of Myleus (commonly referred to as Silver Dollars in the trade), the Sailfin Red Hook or Myleus setiger originates in the rivers and streams of Guyana and Suriname. It has only rarely been seen in the aquarium hobby, but adults develop extremely elongated, deep red dorsal and anal fins as well as a reticulated or blotchy pattern on the body. These tank-bred specimens from Asia are a new and rare offering.

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) – Group of 5 Fish


One of the more vividly colored small tetras in the hobby, the Ember Tetra or Amandae Tetra originates in the upper Araguaia River in Southern Brazil, although nearly all specimens in the hobby are commercially bred in Asia. A hardy and adaptable fish, they make an excellent addition to most community aquariums and are especially impressive as a small school in a planted or aquascaped tank. Like most schooling tetras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more.

Panda Cory (Corydoras panda)


One of the most popular of all the species of Cory Cats in the hobby, the Panda Cory originates from the waters of the Rio Ucayali in Peru but is now bred on a large scale for the aquarium trade so wild specimens are rare. Small, active, and with an unmistakable pattern, Panda Corys are ideal for nearly any small to medium peaceful community aquarium. Like most Corydoras, they are an active schooling species that will do best in a group of at least 5 fish. Peaceful and hardy, they prefer a fine sand substrate, well-oxygenated water and temperatures in the 75-80F range.

Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


The Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) is an ideal aquarium inhabitant, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates.

Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


The albino form of the Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) stands out well against dark or dimly light aquariums.  As with all Common Bristlenose Plecos, these fish are ideal aquarium inhabitants, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates.

L191 Dull Eyed Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus)


The L191 or Dull Eyed Royal Pleco is a large growing Panaque and one of the more common variants of what is known as Royal Plecos in the trade. Widespread in Colombia and Venezuela, these plecos are typically collected in the Rio Meta and Caqueta basins in areas with acidic water with moderate to fast flow. Like all species in the genus Panaque 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 or Sera Catfish Chips are ideal for this species.

Krobia guianensis


A medium – growing cichlid found throughout much of the Guiana Shield drainages, Krobia guianensis is attractively marked and fairly peaceful, making them ideal for a mixed species South American Cichlid community. A hardy and undemanding fish, they prefer soft, acidic water but are adaptable in the aquarium.

Platinum Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)


A distinctive line bred form of the common Angel (Pterophyllum scalare), the Platinum Angel is a popular variant due to their uniform bright white coloration. Like all angels, they do best in a large, tall, planted aquarium with plenty of cover. As a cichlid, they can be moderately aggressive towards one another (especially as adults) but generally do well in a large enough group, usually 5 or more. Most other non-cichlid tankmates will be left alone but they will hunt and eat very small fish or invertebrates. Angels are somewhat sensitive to water quality so care should be taken to avoid large fluctuations in water conditions and partial water changes should be performed regularly.


Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher)


A recently developed line bred form of the well-known Blue Acara (A. pulcher), the Electric Blue Acara has become an instant favorite in the hobby due to its stunning powder blue coloration. With a manageable adult size of around 6″ and being relatively peaceful (for a cichlid), this species makes an impressive centerpiece fish for a medium to large mixed species tank or a mixed cichlid community with similarly sized South American cichlids. Like all cichlids, they are territorial as adults and should be provided with plenty of structure in the form of caves, rock work, or artificial plants.

Ripsaw / Niger Catfish (Oxydoras niger)


A gentle giant found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Ripsaw or Niger Catfish is among the largest South American catfish. With distinctive saw-like scales running down their sides and dark black coloration, they are an impressive show fish but due to their enormous adult size are best suited for large custom aquariums or indoor ponds. In the wild, they use their sensitive barbels to scour sandy or muddy river bottoms for food, which primarily consists of insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans. In the aquarium they will readily accept almost any sinking prepared or frozen foods.

Spotted Swamp Eel (Synbranchus marmoratus ‘spotted’)


A unique South American eel species, the Spotted Swamp Eel is found in shallow waters throughout much of the Amazon basin. A slow moving and peaceful fish despite their large size, they are adapted to stagnant, oxygen poor water and can use atmospheric air by taking breaths directly from the water’s surface. In the aquarium they are easy to keep, but should be kept tightly covered at all times as they are notorious escape artists. The heavily spotted form is uncommon and more sought after than the olive or mottled form more commonly known as the Marbled Swamp Eel.

Nicaraguan Cichlid (Hypsophrys nicaraguense)


A spectacularly colored cichlid found in lakes and rivers in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Nicaraguan Cichlid or Nicaraguense has been popular in the hobby for years. Like most Central American Cichlids, they can be fiercely territorial and tankmates should be chosen carefully. In the wild, they are social fish and are often found in large aggregations. An extremely hardy fish, they prefer slightly alkaline water and will do best with a varied diet.